Around the world in 204 poems…

Apr 17, 2012 | Language

We are trying to help a production team working for BBC radio on a project for the Olympic Games. Their plan is to have someone from every country participating in the Olympic Games read a poem and give a brief interview about their country. The poems will sometimes be in both the mother tongue and English, and sometimes just in English. The total duration of each piece will be around 2 minutes, including the poems. The finished pieces will be broadcast across the BBC radio schedule during the Games.

So, are you, or do you know anyone, who lives in the UK and is from any of the following countries: Mauritania, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Malta, Moldova, UAE, Bahrain, Kriribit, Qatar or Turkmenistan?

The project is hoping to attract a wide range of people: gender, ages, jobs, etc. They need to be UK based and the team would go to them to do the interviews to suit them. There is no fee; the interviews will be done on a voluntary basis.  You can listen to those already being broadcast on BBC Scotland by clicking this link. (Do – they’re lovely).

If you are interested, or know someone that might be, please contact Anna Fowler at And let us know how you got on!


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