28 – 30 Sep 2018
The Verb - Unwritten: Caribbean Poems after the First World War
The Verb - Unwritten: Caribbean Poems after the First World War
17:00 Sat 29 Sep 2018 Hull College Horncastle Building
BBC Radio 3 Live

FREE

Ian McMillan presents a special edition of BBC Radio 3’s The Verb.

What does it mean to fight for a ‘mother country’ that refuses to accept you as one of its own? The stories of the 15,600 volunteers who signed up to the British West Indian Regiment in the First World War remain largely unknown.

As a collaborative project, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, BBC Contains Strong Language and the British Council, Unwritten Poems invited contemporary Caribbean diaspora poets to write into that vexed space, exploring the nature of war and humanity – as it exists now, and at a time when Britain’s colonial ambitions were still at a peak.

Age suitability: 16+

FREE

Ian McMillan presents a special edition of BBC Radio 3’s The Verb.

What does it mean to fight for a ‘mother country’ that refuses to accept you as one of its own? The stories of the 15,600 volunteers who signed up to the British West Indian Regiment in the First World War remain largely unknown.

As a collaborative project, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, BBC Contains Strong Language and the British Council, Unwritten Poems invited contemporary Caribbean diaspora poets to write into that vexed space, exploring the nature of war and humanity – as it exists now, and at a time when Britain’s colonial ambitions were still at a peak.

Age suitability: 16+

The Verb - Unwritten: Caribbean Poems after the First World War at Contains Strong Language 2018