A POETIC DECLARATION
Percy Bysshe Shelley declared that “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. The Ripples of Hope Festival is delighted to have commissioned and unveiled a powerful new body of work: The Poetic Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Simon Armitage has convened 30 poets from around the world to create a unique poetic response to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
A POETIC DECLARATION: PERFORMANCES
Convened & Hosted by Simon Armitage
Featuring artists including Imtiaz Dharker; Sjon; Mona Arshi; Raymond Antrobus; Tishani Doshi; Malika Booker; Nine McCarthy from Young Identity; Glyn Maxwell; and a special guest appearance by Linton Kwesi Johnson
Featuring artists including PA Bitez from Young Identity; Togara Muzanenhamo; Victoria Redel; Vona Groake; Isaiah Hull; Caroline Bird; Karen McCarthy Woolf; Kwame Dawes; Jennifer Wong; Luke Wright and a special guest appearance by Jackie Kay
Featuring artists including Sean Borodale; Kimberly Campanello; Keisha Thompson; Mike Garry; Maura Dooley; Joelle Taylor; Jay Bernard; Zaffar Kunial; Shivanee Ramlochan; and special guest appearances by Carol Ann Duffy and Lemn Sissay.