Are you still part of humanity?

Do you still feel like your part of humanity? Is being part of humanity something we can still say we are proud of? Tell us what you think! Here are some words from Suzanne Collins, the writer behind the Hunger Games.

Suzanne Collins


Shakespeare’s sonnetsĀ are a collection of 154Ā sonnets that dealĀ with themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality.Ā The quarto ends with “A Lover’s Complaint”, a narrative poem of 47 seven-line stanzas written inĀ rhyme royal.

The first 17 poems which are traditionally called theĀ procreation sonnets, are addressed to a young man urging him to marry and have children in order to immortalise his beauty by passing it to the next generation.Ā Other sonnets express the speaker’s love for a young man, brood upon loneliness, death, and the transience of life seem to criticise the young man for preferring a rival poet, express ambiguous feelings for the speaker’sĀ mistress,Ā and pun on the poet’s name. The final two sonnets areĀ allegoricalĀ treatments of GreekĀ epigramsĀ referring to the “little love-god”Ā Cupid.

Pandorica has made several trademark images that involve some of these sonnets. Have a read!


Here is the first Shakespeare sonnet.


Shakespeare’s first sonnet.


William Shakespeare’s Sonnets


Spoken Word – Miles Chambers

UK Center for Carnival Arts are proud to present leading performance poet and cultural commentator Miles Chambers to our interactive spoken word event. This is your chance to stand up and get involved with spoken word, poetry, calypso and rap. Miles has performed on The Politics Show and been a BBC artist in residence.
Whether you want to be part of the action or prefer to sit back, listen and soak up the electric atmosphere this is a must do event for anyone with an opinion
Location: Luton, England, UK Carnival arts. Please locate on Google MapsĀ  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā 
Start time – finish time: 16:00 – 18:00 GMT
Admission/ticket price: Ā£3.00
01582 437111
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British poet, Benjamin Zephaniah.

Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah is an English writer, musician and dub poet. He is a well-known figure in contemporary English literature, and was included in The Times list of Britain’s top 50 post-war writers in 2008. Born in the Handsworth district of Birmingham which he called the Jamaican capital of Europe. He’s father was a Barbadian postman and his mother was a Jamaican nurse. Benjamin was a Dyslexic and attended an approved school but later left school at the age of 13 unable to read or write. His poetry is strongly influenced by Jamaican music and poetry and what he calls “street politics”. Read more at :Ā