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1:30pm - 2:30pm
Warwick Thursdays - Katy Whitehead
Writers' Room G08 Millburn House

Katy Whitehead is a graduate of the University of Warwick's Writing Programme (BA and MA) and winner of the 2017 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize for Adventures in Synthetic Fun, a book-length work-in-progress. Katy was shortlisted for Myriad Editions’ First Drafts competition and Penned in the Margins’ Generation Txt, and longlisted for a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship and the Mslexia novel competition. She worked in publishing for five years, most recently as a commissioning editor of books by Lena Dunham and T. Geronimo Johnson. She lives in London with her husband and mentors regularly at the Ministry of Stories.

 


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Thu 21 Jun '18
Prof Tony Howard - Shakespeare and the Refugees

A new film of Shakespeare's great speech opposing prejudice. Filmed in Leeds for BBAShakespeare and Prof Tony Howard.

Working with the director Peter Trifunovic, Professor Tony Howard (English Department/Warwick's Multicultural Shakespeare Project) has put together a short film which takes speeches believed to be by Shakespeare and transplants them to a pub in Leeds today. Across the centuries, it speaks powerfully about intolerance and the refugee crisis - during Refugee Week 2018.

World Refugee Day. The Strangers' Case www.youtube.com

Please watch and Spread The Words.

This new film based on a four hundred year old speech shows fear of immigration is nothing new.

In 1517 anti-immigrant riots broke out in London. Thomas More, then a deputy Sheriff of the city, intervened.

Decades later William Shakespeare wrote a speech for the play 'Sir Thomas More', in which More defended asylum seekers - 'the strangers'.

#RefugeeWeek2018 #WorldRefugeeDay





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