The International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers and is now in its 23rd year. It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 53-minute radio drama for up to six characters. There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their second language. The two winners will come to London and see their play made into a full radio production, which will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service. They will also each receive a £2,000 prize and there are certificates for runners-up. The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium. Whether you’re experienced, new, or somewhere in between, we want to hear from
Are you between 18 and 24 years old and have done something to make an impact in the world? Do you fancy the opportunity to come to the UK and meet some of the great minds of our time? If so, apply by March 19 to Google’s youth challenge, Zeitgeist Young Minds, by uploading a short video telling your story, what matters to you and how you?re making a positive impact on your world. We want to find the most exceptional and inspiring young people who are helping others through science, the arts, education, leadership or innovation. Winners will meet the leaders attending 2012 Zeitgeist. Previous Zeitgeist speakers have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Black Eyed Peas? will.I.am, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, and Google CEO Larry Page. The inaugural ?Young Minds? competition rewarded a series of pathbreakers, ranging from a student
The session was moderated by Njeri Wangari of ‘Mines and Mind Fields’. The discussion focused on the meanings of slam poetry, spoken word and poetry in general.
Dayan Masinde had a lovely session with kids from Kibera Mpira Mtaani at the Publish your Own Book tent.
“It’s wonderful to be in the presence of live poets.”
“The love of football has to surpass that of winning or losing,” he told the children.
The Storyhippo Village was a beehive of activity as more children kept trooping in to sample events specially meant for them.
The weather was been warm since the Festival started.
Two athletes, Mary Nakhumitsa and Abdelkader Benali sat with the British High Commissioner to Kenya and discussed their triumphs on and off the track.
Written by Clifton Gachagua Ben Okri started off by saying it was a pleasure to be in Kenya. This was his first visit. He felt in retrospect that he should have left his home country Nigeria in his 20s and visited the whole of Africa with only a notebook and some biros. He termed the Storymoja Hay festival as one of the most important festivals in Africa with stimulates literature, the sharing of ideas and the meeting of minds and spirits. He started off by reading My Mother Sleeps. Then he read The Difficulty of Seeing. While explaining the latter poem, he said that one of his biggest interests was the paradox of seeing. That seeing is not just opening one’s eyes. The he read The Rhino. A poem made of four lines. At one time, school children in
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