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Stephen Hawking reads
By Sarah Howe
Film Bridget Smith

Samantha Morton reads
“My Brilliant Image”
By Hafez
Film Laure Prouvost

Sean Bean reads
“Notes on the Art of Poetry”
By Dylan Thomas
Film Kathleen Herbert

Juliet Stevenson reads
“Soul Song”
By Michael Symmons Roberts

Neil Nunes reads
“First Fig”
By Edna St Vincent Millay

“Coming Back”
By Aoife Mannix
Commissioned by
Apples & Snakes

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