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Wilfred Owen Festival 2018

September 15th 2018 - November 17th 2018 Wilfred Owen Festival 2018

The Wilfred Owen Festival is a festival of commemoration and remembrance taking place in the town of Wilfred Owen's birth: Oswestry, Shropshire. The festival will run from 15th September to 17th November and will include a wide range of events and performances, including, at its heart, the unveiling of a new lifesize bronze statue of Wilfred Owen.

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In Memoriam: Remembering the Great War

September 30th 2008 - September 06th 2009 In Memoriam: Remembering the Great War

This major exhibition commemorates the ninetieth anniversary of the Armistice and tells the story of some 90 individuals whose lives were shaped by the events of the First World War.

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Modern War Poetry

March 23rd 2009 Modern War Poetry

Featuring readings by the poets Brian Turner, former US Marine, Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Brown, and Major David Hamilton.

Tickets cost £9.50 (or £7.00 concession) and are available from www.iwm.org.uk or from the booking office on 020 7416 5439.

More details are available on the Imperial War Museum website.

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Voices of War: Readings of war poetry in aid of Combat Stress

March 27th 2009 Voices of War: Readings of war poetry in aid of Combat Stress

Voices of War, Readings of war poetry interspesed with songs, together with a reception will take place at The Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow.

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Songs of War

April 25th 2009 Songs of War

A Century of Songs:  A programme of well-known poems of the First World War in settings by distinguished composers, from Butterworth, Gurney, Ireland, Finzi and Britten to contemporary composers, including some first performances.

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War Requiem at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

May 03rd 2009 War Requiem at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

To commemorate the the 70th anniversary of the start of WW2, The University of Manchester Chorus performs Britten's War Requiem, which intersperses the poetry of Wilfred Owen with the Mass for the Dead.

More information on this event can be found on the University of Manchester Chorus website.

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Screening of War Requiem

August 21st 2009 Screening of War Requiem

There will be a screening of Derek Jarman's film version of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at the Edinburgh Filmhouse on 21 August at 8.45pm

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Talk and guided walk

October 13th 2009 Talk and guided walk

An illustrated talk by John Baxter about Wilfred Owen’s early life in Birkenhead, followed by a guided walk.

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Not About Heroes

October 20th 2009 - November 12th 2009 Not About Heroes

Lighted Fools Theatre Company is performing Stephen MacDonald's play 'Not About Heroes' this autumn in Walton-on-Thames and Cranleigh, Surrey.

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