Wirral based musician Dean Johnson's latest project, "Bullets and Daffodils", takes the shape of a musical play based on the life and poetry of Wilfred Owen. It stars the much loved TV actor Christopher Timothy as the narrator.
Both Wilfred & Dean are former pupils of The Birkenhead Institute, which inspired his interest in the poet's life and work. The project sets some of Owen’s poems to music, and also includes original songs by Dean. Peter Owen described the work as "a good contemporary way of introducing people of all ages, but particularly the young, to Wilfred’s poetry.”
You can watch "Futility", performed by Dean, on YouTube
Symbolically the first performances of "Bullets And Daffodils" took place during remembrance week 2010, starting with a matinee for the North Wales branch of the Western Front Association. The Wirral premiere was held at the Birkenhead Central Library on Wednesday 10th November, performed in the shadow of the spectacular tribute window dedicated to Wilfred Owen.
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Below is a drawing of Wilfred by Georgina Flood, commissioned by Dean for the "Bullets and Daffodils" performances in the Wirral.