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Oswestry Literary Festival (OsLitFest)

March 13th 2010 - March 20th 2010 Oswestry Literary Festival (OsLitFest)

The Oswestry Festival of the Word is being held between the 13th and 20th of March 2010. On March 18th, Wilfred Owen's birthday, both Dominic Hibberd and Helen McPhail will be giving talks on the poet.

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Plaque unveiling

March 20th 2010 Plaque unveiling

The Wilfred Owen Association will be unveling a plaque at Mahim, Monkmoor Road (was number 71, now number 69), Wilfred's Shrewsbury home, on 20th March at 2pm. 

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Wilfred Owen Diptych on show in Wessex

March 20th 2010 - May 01st 2010 Wilfred Owen Diptych on show in Wessex

The diptych 'Owen Portrait and Preface', by artist Michelle Cioccoloni, are on display at Black Swan Arts (Frome) from 20th March to 1st May 2010.

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Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

March 31st 2010 Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

On Wednesday 31 March at 8pm in the Barbican Hall (London), Mark Forkgen will conduct London Concert Choir with Finchley Children’s Music Group and Southbank Sinfonia in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.

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Wilfred Owen Walk

April 17th 2010 Wilfred Owen Walk

Dominic Hibberd, a vice President of the Association and Wilfred's biographer, has kindly agreed to lead a walk in Bloomsbury, London in April of this year.  The tour will cover places associated with Wilfred and also Yeats, Harold Munro, HD and Richard Aldington and T S Eliot.

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A poetry reading duet in Oswestry

April 24th 2010 A poetry reading duet in Oswestry

Lcpl Alex Roissetter and Jan Hedger are to hold a poetry reading event at Booka Books, 26-28 Church St, Oswestry on Saturday 24th April 1700 – 19 00.

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Fields of Vision: an informal study-day devoted to the lives and writings of Richard Jefferies and Edward Thomas

May 08th 2010 Fields of Vision: an informal study-day devoted to the lives and writings of Richard Jefferies and Edward Thomas

This study-day is a collaboration between the Edward Thomas Fellowship and the Richard Jefferies Society. It will examine both writers, particularly their shared interests and concerns, and the Wiltshire landscape that they both knew and wrote about. 

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In the Footsteps of Richard Jefferies

May 09th 2010 In the Footsteps of Richard Jefferies

Andrew Rossabi, a former President of the Richard Jefferies Society, who has written introductions to several new imprints of Jefferies' works and is currently working on a new biography of this writer, will lead a guided walk (with readings) along the east side of Coate Water, over Cicely’s Bridge, to the Gamekeeper’s Cottage at Hodson, where walkers may look around the garden and view the old thatched cottage, as well as the bluebells in Hodson Woods. The return route takes in the west side of Coate Water, where a picnic lunch may be eaten (alternatively eat at the Sun Inn, Coate). In the afternoon, until 4.30 pm, everyone will be welcome to explore Richard Jefferies' home, watch the film Jefferies Land, and share readings from Edward Thomas's and Jefferies' works. 

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Not About Heroes in Hollywood

July 17th 2010 - August 22nd 2010 Not About Heroes in Hollywood

Bright Eyes Productions present Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald, a play about the friendship of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.

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The war poets and their legacy

July 23rd 2010 - July 25th 2010 The war poets and their legacy

A University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education course that will attempt to re-evaluate the legacy of the war poets - in particular, of Owen, Sassoon, Blunden and Ivor Gurney - through a series of contextual discussions and close examination of the texts of major and less familiar poems.

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