'Bards Apart?' ? A musical performance of the poems of Robert Burns and Hafez
The Iran Society with the support of the Azima Foundation, the British Council, the London Middle East Institute
Robert Burns: Ploughman Poet, Scotia's Bard, Master of the Standard Habbie. Hafez of Shiraz: Master of the Ghazal, his Divan in every Iranian home, his work unsurpassed in Persian literature. Separated by four centuries and over 4000 miles, by culture, by history, by religion, by language, they can't really have anything in common – can they? Are Burns and Hafez "Bards Apart" or have they got far more in common than that which divides them?
Join us for this lively and light-hearted event in celebration of both these great poets.