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#3 Al Hakawati (The Storyteller) Iain Burnside: 'One Art', Elizabeth Bishop & 'Tea', Carol Ann Duffy.

Our third Storyteller is the brilliant Iain Burnside, a Pianist and Broadcaster, whose voice you may know from BBC Radio 3‘s Sunday Morning back in the day. If you haven’t had the joy of hearing him play, put it on your bucket list. Iain has chosen to read two poems; ‘One Art’ by Elizabeth Bishop and ‘Tea’ by Carol Ann Duffy. Poetry has the most amazing ability to reassure and cheer, both of these poems deserve a wide audience, and we can't think of anyone better to read them than Iain. Huge thanks to him for agreeing to be one of our Storytellers and to Nick MacDonald for editing.

We hope you enjoy listening and if you do, please consider making a donation to the Hands Up Foundation.

While the world rightly focusses on COVID-19, it is so important that we do not forget those suffering in other ways. Hands Up funds vital health and education services in northern Syria and Lebanon. These services don't only provide schooling and care for patients, they also promote stability and hope. Any donation you feel able to give will make a difference. Thank you.


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