I was particularly intrigued by the Slate article Executors or Executioners? by Joseph Thomas, the frustrated would-be author of a Shel Siverstein biography, not only because Silverstein is currently among my daughter’s favourite authors but also for the discussion of the chilling effect that ‘playing it safe’ with copyright can have on fair use and scholarly publishing.
As part of the Worcester International Festival for Young Singers Gala Concert, the World Premier of Five Days that Changed the World, the latest collaboration between composer and choral conductor, Bob Chilcott and Charles Bennett, Reader in Poetry and senior lecturer at the University of Northampton, will be performed by over 400 young singers on 26 July 2013. Building on Charles and Bob’s previous successful collaborations, most notably the BBC Prom Angry Planet, Five days that Changed the World looks set to be a great achievement as well as an enjoyable evening out.
For more information on Five Days that Changed the World and how to get tickets see: http://www.singuk.org/wifys/concerts
Image: Worcester Cathedral by Merlin Cooper (Creative Commons)