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Silent tribute to fallen Anzacs inspired by Wilfred Owen

Posted: 25/04/2010 20:15 | News Home

Artist Craig Barrett’s Everyman installation, a response to the war poetry of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, hangs in the Hall of Columns at the Shrine of Remembrance.

More information in the Stonnington Leader, 24 April 2010

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Bullets and Daffodils

Posted: 14/04/2010 21:25 | News Home

The Wirral Globe has reported that musician Dean Johnson is currently working on a musical play about Wilfred Owen. 

There is more information on Dean's website

 

I contacted Dean and he has kindly supplied the following synopsis:

Bullets and Daffodils is a musical play in two acts based on the life of Wilfred Owen.  The first act deals with his life before the war, the second of his life in the war including his death. It explores the relationship with his mother through his letters, poetry  and his life's events. Dialogue is interspersed with songs written and performed by Dean Johnson.


Wilfred tries to convey home to his mother through his letters and through his poetry his feelings on life and the horrors of war at the same time going through the agony of his inner torments.  We explore what he wrote and what we presume he actually meant.

We hope to explore the experience of a mothers feelings and loss through warfare and hopefully bring home a relevant details that all can be related to and still exist today.

We hope the play will appeal to a wide audience and have educational value.

The play has two characters Wilfred and Susan, and a singer, the set is a Victorian parlour/sitting room filled with plants and relevant props that are used throughout the play.

It is Armistice Day 1918, church bells are ringing.

Wilfred appears on stage simultaneously commenting throughout the play but unseen to Susan.  He is in uniform.

The play ends with a knock at the door.

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Wilfred Owen Association offers sponsorship to poetry student

Posted: 08/04/2010 21:31 | News Home

 

Tŷ Newydd is the National Writers' Centre for Wales and since 1990 has attracted writers from all over the world, both as tutors and course participants.

The Centre offers courses for poets, novelists, script and screenwriters, playwrights, and many other genres.

The Wilfred Owen Association is offering one bursary of up to £480 to cover the cost of a poetry course at Tŷ Newydd.  The bursary is offered on a competitive basis.  Exact details, together with an application form, will be available shortly.  Watch this space!

 

 

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Wilfred Owen manuscripts on display at Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire

Posted: 08/04/2010 15:22 | News Home

Owen manuscripts are amongst the items on display in an exhibition at Renishaw Hall. The exhibition is open from Thursdays to Sundays, and on bank holidays, from 10.30am to 4pm until September 26.

Renishaw Hall has been the home of the Sitwell family for over 400 years.

The Star, 7 April 2010

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New Oswestry memorial to Owen

Posted: 31/03/2010 10:08 | News Home

A living memorial to Wilfred Owen in his home town of Oswestry should be ready by May.

Owen was born in a house called Plas Wilmot, just outside the Shropshire town, in March 1893.

Border Counties Advertiser, 30 March 2010

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