Fiona UK Poetry Tour

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fiona Shaw has been busy touring the UK to find out which love poems are the nation's favourite and to hear the voices of the people at each corner of our islands.

These videos show some of the people Fiona has met and shows them reading, performing, and even singing the love poems which mean most to them.

Actor Ifan Huw Dafydd reads Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

Actor Ifan Huw Dafydd reads Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare from Artichoke Trust on Vimeo.

 

My Luve is Like a Red Red Rose by Robert Burns, sung by Morag.

Recorded at the Isle of Sky Baking Company on Saturday 5 May. The audience were invited to read their favourite love poems with Fiona Shaw as part of Peace Camp: peacecamp2012.com

 

Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, read by Ruari

Recorded at the Isle of Sky Baking Company on Saturday 5 May

Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw read La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats

Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre. He spent some time in the studio with Fiona Shaw and recorded Keats' La Belle Dame Sans Merci for Peace Camp.