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anniversaries

The Thursday Post: 400 years of Shakespeare

This weekend we mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Our blog outlines the beginning of the Shakespeare industry, a few of the events marking the anniversary and what the SPL can offer fans of the bard.

The Thursday Post: The Kaki Tree

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An event of that magnitude was bound to inspire poets. One, Gerry Loose, was moved in 2002 to bring a 'survivor' of the blasts to Scotland. Our blog tells the story.

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