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Mahendra Solanki

Mahendra Solanki is the 2011-2012 Writer-in-Residence for Nottingham Children’s Hospital

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Betsy Tobin

Betsy Tobin is an acclaimed novelist and short story writer.

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Philip Womack

Philip Womack was born in Chichester in 1981. He was educated at Lancing and read Classics and English at Oriel College, Oxford. He is the author of two young adult books, The Other Book (Bloomsbury) and The Liberators (Bloomsbury). He is also a contributing editor to the Literary Review and has written for a number […]

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Anon by Reena Patel, Wembley High Technical College

Inspired by ‘The Courtyard of a House in Delft’, Pieter de Hooch, 1658 It seemed as though time had slowed to a standstill. The day was lazy; hot and humid and it was all she could do to stand there and not give in to the temptation to go inside. She had to wait. It […]

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Anon by Sabiha Alam, Skinners’ Academy

Inspired by ‘The Family of Darius before Alexander’, Paolo Veronese, 1565-7 I’m scared. Apparently we have made some kind of mistake, but I don’t think its right for us to be here, pleading for our lives. All my life, I’ve been told we don’t bow down to anyone. We don’t beg for mercy. We are […]

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Impossible is Possible by Hamza, Willowfield Humanities College

Inspired by ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’, Titian, 1520-3 Stars in broad daylight. You would not believe it. Think of the sun, burning and blinding you. A Supernova exploding in your mind like. Pain and light coursing its way to your eyes. Your eyes reading the unreadable. The same intensity repeated seven times. The sky is so […]

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