The Verb, words and performance with poet Ian McMillan : language at its most creative interviews, discussions, performance, new writing, audio-cartoons, music and poetry. Every Friday at 22.00. The Verb is a home for new writers and new writing, commissioning a new work every week. The Verb – Poetry , novels, short stories, plays, screen-plays, memoirs, essays, history, song, story-telling .Exploring different worlds of language, dialects, rarities and curiosities and how spoken and written language interact.
Fri, 27 Feb 15
10 days remaining
This week The Verb is looking at the word 'intellectual', the idea of the 'pseudo-intellectual', and the 'public intellectual'. Ian's guests are Rob Colls on George Orwell and intellectualism, Paul Taylor on the post-modern, Stephen Law on Pseudo-profundity and Bidisha, whose work-in-progress novel features an intellectual President.
Fri, 20 Feb 15
3 days remaining
The Verb is delving into the world of language we all say we read, but that very few of us actually do - Terms and Conditions. The composer Kerry Andrew along with her vocal ensemble Juice have created a new song inspired by the language of Terms and Conditions, and the novelist Nick Harkaway has used it as a theme to create a spin-off fiction from his novel 'Tigerman' Techno-linguist Tom Chatfield helps us navigate Terms and Conditions online, and lawyer Jo Tall explains why they are so important for entrepreneurs and small businesses
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