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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. 

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A POETIC DECLARATION: PERFORMANCES 
Convened & Hosted by Simon Armitage

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PART 1

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

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PART 2

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
 

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PART 3

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.

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