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Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Dream of Wilfred Owen, Great War Poet

A play about the extraordinary life of Great War poet Wilfred Owen will be performed next month at St George’s Hall, Liverpool. A Dream Of Wilfred Owen will be staged in the Concert Room of the iconic landmark building on Friday, 17 October, starting at 7.30pm. Known as the soldiers’ poet, the story will be [...]

Marking the Days

St Luke’s Church and Suitcase Ensemble are exploring Walton’s First World War past and finding its echoes in Walton’s present. This four year project was launched on August 2nd with an exhibition of portraits of each of the soldiers on the St Luke’s roll of honour. Children at Gwladys Street Primary took a soldiers name [...]

War Words Poetry Challenge

Between September and December this year as part of the First World War Centenary commemorations, Liverpool John Moores University’s Merseyside at War project is running War Words, a poetry challenge to facilitate members of the local community to learn more about their families’ past and express their opinions of the Great War creatively. War Words poetry leaflet HOW TO GET INVOLVED [...]

National Identity Lecture Series

“The First World War: The Myth and the Reality” - Professor Gary Sheffield   Venue:  Johnson Auditorium (Main Lecture Theatre, Ground floor) LJMU John Lennon Art & Design Building, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool, L3 5RD Time:  5.30 p.m. Date: Monday 29th September 2014 To book a place: e-mail: f.x.mcdonough@ljmu.ac.uk   Books include: The British Army on the [...]

BBC Radio Merseyside

We will be in the Performance space of BBC Radio Merseyside on Hanover Street, Liverpool on Monday 8th September 2014 11am – 4pm share your family story with us add your relative to our Memory Wall

Wirral Remembers – A Festival of War, Peace and Remembrance

Wirral Remembers – A festival of War, Peace & Remembrance is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 22-26th October 2014 Blue Lounge at Floral Pavilion, New Brighton Five days of drama, poetry, music and dance inspired by WWI. Much of it is new writing – local people will research, write and perform stories about local people, often their [...]