Songwriter Dean Johnson will premiere the songs from his forthcoming stageshow Bullets and Daffodils, based on the life and work of fellow Birkenhead-educated war poet Wilfred Owen in Owen's birthplace of Oswestry, Shropshire, on 12 August 2010.
As well as original songs, many of Owen's most famous poems have been set to music by Dean. The concert will take place at The Ironworks Arts Centre.
Dean will perform the musical’s score solo and narrate key events leading up to Wilfred’s tragic death, and some of Oswestry's promising new poets will precede Dean’s performance. Download a flyer.
Dean will also be performing at Birkenhead Library in November. Details to follow.