What's going on? BBC Contains Strong Language 2021
Guideline Audience Age Range: 14+
BBC Contains Strong Language 2021 is a partnership between the BBC, Coventry City of Culture Trust, Writing West Midlands and Nine Arches Press, and is supported by Arts Council England, the British Council, Creative Lives and Jerwood Arts.
Discover how young writers, poets and spoken word artists from Coventry, Beirut, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe have been using their creative practice to explore their lives and the lives of their cities. Supported by Rusted Radishes in Beirut and B.A.C.E in Coventry, young creatives have come together through regular dialogue and creative labs to create a performance piece, Coventry x Beirut: Transnational Lag Express. At the same time, the British Council has supported DigiPoems – uniting Coventry poets with poets and digital /film artists in Southern Africa, forging connections, cross-continental creative conversations and a series of poetry films. Watch a short extract from their films, poems and performances, and join us for an in-conversation with the writers involved.
These projects are part of wider programmes of international cultural exchange taking place through Coventry UK City of Culture in partnership with The British Council