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Ticket offer for the BBC Singers: The Somme Remembered

Posted: 07/02/2016 19:24 | News Home

BBC London Performing Groups is offering our members, and website visitors, ‘£12 best available’ tickets for the BBC Singers concert in London’s Milton Court Concert Hall on Thursday 11 February.  The concert reflects on the Battle of the Somme, in words and music from both sides of the war, and in pieces by composers of our time and of the day.

The offer can be redeemed online using the code ‘81015’ at barbican.org.uk or by phone 020 7638 8891.

 You can find more information about the event here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ez28gw

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War poet Wilfred Owen honoured at Craiglockhart hospital site

Posted: 02/12/2015 22:41 | News Home

Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs has unveiled a tribute to the war poet Wilfred Owen at the former hospital where he was treated for shell shock.

The flagstone was donated to the university by Glen-Art, a military charity supporting former members of the armed forces.

It lies outside the old main entrance to the building as a permanent memorial to Owen and all those affected by the First World War and other conflicts.

Fiona MacDonald, founder and director of Glen-Art and a trustee of the Wilfred Owen Association, said: "We are delighted to be able to donate this beautiful stone as the first of many events and activities commemorating the centenary of the time Wilfred Owen spent at Craiglockhart, where he met Siegfried Sassoon."

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Greengate memorial to Salford war heroes unveiled

Posted: 27/11/2015 18:28 | News Home

A 'lost' tribute to 158 Salford war heroes has been replaced after a campaign led by the Manchester Evening News and Cassie-Ann Creely, who had relatives on the memorial

The memorial includes part of Wilfred Owen’s poem "Anthem for Doomed Youth". His nephew, Peter Owen said: “Wilfred would be very pleased to know that some of "Anthem for Doomed Youth" is to appear on the memorial. Wilfred went back to France after leaving Craiglockhart to be with his men. Hence this memorial would be greatly respected by Wilfred.”

Click here to read more (Manchester Evening News, 11 Nov, 2015)

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In Memoriam - Wilfred Owen

Posted: 09/11/2015 15:45 | News Home

The Wilfred Owen Association once again arranged for an In Memoriam announcement to go into The Times newspaper on 4 November, to commemorate Wilfred Owen's death.  Unfortunately, due to a system error, which The Times has taken full responsibility for, it was not published.  The newspaper has apologised and will publish the following notice on Wednesday November 11th, Armistice Day.

OWEN Lieutenant Wilfred MC, Poet, killed when crossing the Sambre-Oise Canal, Ors, France 4th November 1918. 

"But they who love the greater love

Lay down their life, they do not hate."

 

As well as being Armistice Day, the 11th November is the anniversary of the day on which Wilfred’s mother, Susan Owen, received the news about her son’s death in 1918.

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Mersey Poet's Tribute to Wirral's Wilfred Owen

Posted: 26/10/2015 13:53 | News Home

On his recent visit to the Wirral, legendary Mersey Poet Brian Patten paid tribute to his hero Wilfred Owen.

Brian donated a handwritten copy of his poem 'Sleep Now', which was originally dedicated to the memory of the great war poet (who was educated in Birkenhead) when it was first published in the 1960s.

Presenting the transcript to The Wilfred Owen Story Museum, Brian said, “It was one of my first successful adult poems. I think I was sixteen when I wrote it; a few words in it have been changed over the years. Congratulations on keeping Owen's light alive in his hometown.”

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