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