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The Wilfred Owen Violin

The Wilfred Owen Violin

June 27th 2014

For the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War in August 2014, a violin is being made which will have extraordinary historical associations and which can be used for concerts and in an educational outreach programme to a wide and diverse audience for many years to come. The violin, to be called The Wilfred Owen Violin, is being made from a branch of a sycamore growing in the grounds of Craiglockhart. The Wilfred Owen Violin Fund Committee is seeking to raise �10,000 for the making of the violin (�8,000) and the staging of an initial concert to launch the violin.

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International Poetry Competition in commemoration of Wilfred Owen

International Poetry Competition in commemoration of Wilfred Owen

April 14th 2014

To mark the Centenary of the outbreak of WW1, The Wilfred To mark the Centenary of the outbreak of WW1, The Wilfred Owen Association has launched an International Poetry Competition in commemoration of Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). 1st Prize: �500 2nd Prize: �250 3rd Prize: �150 and a special young people�s prize of �250 for the best poem by a poet under 19 years. 10 Runners-up and Commended poems to be published in an anthology. The Judges, Gladys Mary Coles, Merryn Williams and Meg Crane, will be looking for poems �in the spirit of Wilfred Owen�, poems with compassion and empathetic insight, on any subject or theme (not necessarily on war). Deadline for entries: June 30th 2014

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Lost copies of The Hydra found

Lost copies of The Hydra found

March 19th 2014

Three copies of "The Hydra", the magazine of Craiglockhart War Hospital, have been discovered and donated to the War Poets Collection at Edinburgh Napier University.

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The Adlestrop Poetry competition

The Adlestrop Poetry competition

March 08th 2014

To celebrate the poem �Adlestrop� by Edward Thomas, the village of Adlestrop in association with Cotswold Life is marking the centenary of the train journey with this poetry competition. The winner will receive a cheque of �400.

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