Baptism of Fire - Wilfred Owen’s War in 1917
Join in a remarkable day of MUSIC, POETRY and HISTORICAL LECTURES to celebrate the life and works of our own Shrewsbury son – WILFRED OWEN, the poet. His poetry and life are to be celebrated in Shrewsbury.
Wilfred Owen (18 March 1893 [Oswestry] - 4 November1918 [France]) is widely recognised as one of the greatest voices of the First World War. His self-appointed task was to speak for the men in his care, to show the ‘Pity of War’.
Owen’s enduring and influential poetry is evidence of his bleak realism, his energy and indignation, his compassion and his great technical skill.
1030 for 1100 - A guided walk in and around Shrewsbury Abbey – Wilfred Owen’s ‘local’ church since he lived nearby. Limited to 20.
2.00 - 5.00 p.m, St Chad’s Church - a ahort talk on PTSD followed by two talks on Wilfred Owen and his time in France by Dr Guy Cuthertson, Wilfred Owen’s biographer and Dr Adrian Barlow.
7.30 p.m. A recital of readings and 20th Century song and chamber works.
Adults:Walk [morning] £4.00; Afternoon £10.00; Evening £10.00. All day ticket £20.00.
St Chad’s Church, St Chad’s Terrace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1JX
Saturday 28 Jan 2017
01743 365478 1000-12noon Monday to Friday.
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