"Verse that will make you feel better"

Posted: 31/03/2010 10:07 | News Home

Wilfred Owen Poetry Award recipient Dr Dannie Abse will judge a new medical poetry contest.  The winning entry will receive £15,000.

"The winners of the Hippocrates Prize will be announced at a symposium on Poetry and Medicine on 10 April, at the University of Warwick, which is supporting the prize jointly with the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine".

Independent, p17, 24 March 2010

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New plaque tribute to war poet Owen

Posted: 22/03/2010 20:10 | News Home

Members of the Wilfred Owen Association came from around the country to see the plaque, which has replaced a much smaller one, unveiled at 69 Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury, where Wilfred lived with his parents.

Read more on the Shropshire Star website.


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Plaque to be placed on poet's home

Posted: 05/03/2010 19:18 | News Home

The plaque will be uncovered by Peter Owen on 20th March at 2pm.  All welcome.  Further details on the Shropshire Star website.

Information about this event is also on our website.




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War Requiem in Moscow - a review

Posted: 16/02/2010 09:27 | News Home

Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” was performed on the opening night of Novaya Opera’s annual “Epiphany Week”, held in Moscow.  Writing in the Moscow Times, Raymond Stults called this performance the best of the festival:

"The very best of what I heard at the festival came on its opening night, with a superbly played and sung performance of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” under the baton of British guest conductor Jan Latham-Koenig. A moving expression of the composer’s anti-war sentiments, the “War Requiem” combines the words of the Latin Mass for the Dead and poems by the great British poet of World War I, Wilfred Owen, and calls for enormous musical forces: a full-sized and a chamber orchestra, an adult mixed chorus and a boys’ choir and three vocal soloists".

The “War Requiem” is due to be repeated at Novaya Opera on May 9. 

Read the review on the Moscow Times website


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Project to commemorate war poet Owen

Posted: 12/02/2010 22:17 | News Home

A report on plans for the Forester's House, where Owen wrote his last letter.

Shropshire Star

Further information about this project is on the Association Wilfred Owen France website.



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