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Penned in the Margins to develop major new medieval-inspired project

Written between 1360 and 1390 by an enigmatic poet called William Langland, Piers Plowman tells the story of Will, who falls asleep in the Malvern Hills and experiences an extraordinary vision of England as a ‘fair field full of folk’.

Hannah Silva wants YOUR old copy of Fifty Shades

Do you have a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey gathering dust at the back of your bookshelf? Don’t be embarassed: because now you can turn your literary guilty pleasure into cutting-edge theatre. Poet and playwright Hannah Silva is performing her one-woman show Schlock! in London from 8 to 26 November, and needs as many [...]

Celebrate National Poetry Day 2016

Schlock! by Hannah Silva set for a three-week London run

In the grand tradition of literary terrorism, Hannah Silva has ripped up her copy of Fifty Shades. Now, surrounded by the crumpled pages, she attempts to put the female body back together again.

Cain shortlisted for British Book Design and Production Award