"Oberon's gone mad. We're talking full-on Hamlet. The fairy king of Midsummer has become aware he is a creation of the Bard and in a bid for revenge has kidnapped William Shakespeare, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.(Shakespearean Heroes International Evil Lessening Division).
His mischievous sidekick Puck has brought him the Infinity Quill, a quill unlike any other, for the Infinity Quill has the power to rewrite history itself and forge a new future at the will of its master. Slightly anxious of the scenario that is unfolding, Shakespeare's greatest heroes (and Brutus), decide that they should do something to stop the oncoming apocalypse. Shakespeare's Avengers have assemblethed.
Sasha Dugdale and Krystyna Dąbrowska in conversation. Two women poets, both translators, from Poland and the UK read their work and discuss what it means to be writing here and now, and why translating other poets is an act of reconciliation in these fractured times.
'War Girls' is a commemoration and celebration of the remarkable, often deeply moving and largely unsung experiences of women in the First World War. Compiled and read by Ruth Sillers.
Come and celebrate midsummer’s day with a traditional bonfire in the beautiful grounds of Anne Hathaway's Cottage - there will besongs and poems and a very special atmosphere. Bring a picnic blanket - refreshments will be available (additional charges apply).