A company of four British/ South Asian actors will take roles in new play No Dogs, No Indians, which examines three generations of resistance, sacrifice and discovery at the end of the British Empire in India and in the years that followed.
Penned in the Margins invites you to step back through time and explore a world of inequality, political corruption and spiritual crisis in Fair Field _ 11 May to 9 July, National Poetry Library, London (FREE exhibition) 30 June & 1 July, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Herefordshire (performances) 7 July & 8 July, Shoreditch Town Hall, [...]
We’re delighted to announce that Luke Kennard’s poetry collection Cain, published by Penned in the Margins in June 2016, has been shortlisted for the 2017 International Dylan Thomas Prize. Launched in 2006, the accolade is the largest literary prize in the world for young writers at £30,000. The shortlist, announced on 28 March in partnership [...]
Of all of the dead poets I’ve found so far on my way around London’s Magnificent Seven cemeteries, William ‘Spring’ Onions is the one that seems to have arrived in life via fiction. Onions was arrested over 500 times for various misdemeanours in the East End and eventually used poetry as a replacement for the [...]
We are on the look out for four actors to star in our upcoming production of Siddhartha Bose’s play No Dogs, No Indians, written to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. In No Dogs, No Indians intertwining stories explore the effects and legacy of the British in India through characters such as Rani, an 1930s [...]
We’re delighted to announce that Melissa Lee-Houghton’s collection Sunshine has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. This news continues the remarkable success Melissa has enjoyed with the collection, which featured on the shortlists for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and the Costa Poetry Award. Sunshine is Melissa Lee-Houghton’s [...]
Our flagship project for 2017 – a site-responsive, medieval-inspired fusion of poetry, theatre, music, art and performance – has been awarded a Strategic Touring Grant by Arts Council England. A co-commission with Ledbury Poetry Festival and Shoreditch Town Hall, Fair Field will reimagine the fourteenth century epic poem of crisis Piers Plowman for modern audiences. [...]
New year, new books. 2017 promises a punchy take on austerity Britain, wild swimming, Indian freedom fighters, must-see theatres and much more!