Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Keats – Ode to a Nightingale

By January 28, 2017 February 23rd, 2018 Poetry, Video

Drown in Benedict Cumberbatch’s melted chocolate voice as he reads Keats beautiful poem Ode to a Nightingale. 

In this photo montage created by YouTube user Stephanie Taylor we get to see the delectable Benedict in all his glory as he recites a poem that was inspired by a nightingale that had nested near the house at Wentworth Place that Keats aand his friend Charles Armitage Brown shared in the spring of 1819. Apparently he was so overcome by the bird’s beautiful song that he composed the poem in a single day.

Disney Creates Special Pooh Animation to Celebrate the Birth of Royal Baby, Archie

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The UK has been celebrating this month as Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome their new baby. Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 5:26am on Monday 6th May and to celebrate, Disney has created a unique gift for the family.

To celebrate the birth of the latest Royal baby, Disney has created this short watercolour animation featuring Winnie the Pooh. It’s absolutely adorable, enjoy!
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Watch the official Tolkien biopic movie trailers here!

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Tolkien explores the early years of the famous author’s life as he finds his own fellowship among his peers at school. Friendship and courage grows among his fellow creative lads at school. This brotherhood grows as they withstand love and loss until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. These formative experiences would later inspire Tolkien to create the stories that became The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, and directed by Dome Karukoski with an all-star cast of Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi

The movie is officially released May 10th 2019.

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Molly Case, NHS nurse, poet, and writer recites ‘Nursing the Nation’

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Molly Case entered the public eye in 2013 when she was asked to read her poem Nursing the Nation at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual congress. Molly recited her poem and received a standing ovation from other healthcare professionals, various campaigners, politicians, and influential speakers.

Since then Molly has published a book of her poetry, influenced by vulnerable and touching moments working in the NHS, and more recently written her memoir, How To Treat People. 

Molly’s empathy and passion for nursing is beautifully displayed in rich and lyrical language in both her poetry and prose. Her writing is a much needed honest and fascinating insight into the underappreciated and underrepresented backbone of the UK’s Nation Health Service.

Find her recital at the 2013 Royal College of Nursing congress below along with links to her books.

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Teaser trailer for Joe Hill’s ‘NOS4A2’ is here!

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Joe Hill’s latest story to be adapted to screen is NOS4A2 (NOS4R2 in the UK)- a creepy, claustrophobic tale of Charles Manx and his Silver Wraith. The supernatural story follows a young woman, Vic McQueen (played by Ashleigh Cummings) who discovers she has the power to find lost things. This discovery puts her in the sights of Charlie Manx (played by Zachary Quinto), a supernatural ‘big bad’ who abducts children in his Rolls Royce Wraith.

Manx is an immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then abandons their remains at Christmasland – a frozen nightmare Christmas village that exists in Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is outlawed. Manx finds his beloved world is threatened when Vic McQueen discovers she has a dangerous gift that could track down Manx and stop him for good.

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Beautiful Cosmos by the eccentric Scottish poet Ivor Cutler

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Ivor Cutler was a Scottish poet and humorist born in Glasgow in 1923. He is best known for his appearances on the BBC Radio shows presented by John Peel, and for his work on The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. 

His humour and eccentric way with words made Ivor a truly unique individual- often his stories are fantastical and absolute nonsense, with a twist of unnerving dourness.

His surreal observations are often seen as childlike, with stories that are often tinged with a dark naivety and whimsy.

Check out Beautiful Cosmos below, a lyrical poem written for the only woman in his life to truly understand him- Phyllis King- who co-wrote, and was another driving force behind his success.

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3 Comments

  • Marc-Andre says:

    How beautiful the language sounds, with all its imagery and figures of speech! A beautiful language reduced to 150-character tweets, empty status updates, and rumbuctious, grandstanding politicians these days….

  • Esra says:

    Do I wake or sleep?

    I went to sleep with this poem, so peaceful…

  • Krystyna says:

    I climbed up into my meditation chair and left this plane for a few glorious minutes.
    Thank you??

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