Monday, 18 January 2021

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"Show the love" campaign


14 February 2015 - Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 with its famous start “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” is one of the most famous love poems. The Sonnet has been given a new meaning in a short film created by Ridley Scott Associates, which was launched on 11 February as part of the Climate Coalition’s new campaign ‘Show the Love’.

UK star Stephen Fry is joined by celebrities including Deborah Meaden, Dermot O’Leary, Jarvis Cockerand Raymond Blanc who read out the sonnet, one line at a time. David Harewood - the British actor who played David Estes in Homeland - and comedian Meera Syal also appear in the film, and other stars speaking the well-known lines include Gavin And Stacey actress Alison Steadman and Silent Witness star Emilia Fox. All the actors, chefs, musicians and business people in the film donated their time for free.

The high-profile figures are all backing the Show The Love campaign, which is aiming to “turn Valentine’s day hearts green” to raise awareness of climate change. The movement is organised by the Climate Coalition, a group of more than 100 organisations including Greenpeace, Oxfam, RSPB and WWF.

Here is the video for the "Show the Love" campaign:

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