News Articles with the tag 'Craiglockhart'

Wilfred Owen on The People's History Show

Posted: 27/09/2017 16:44 | News Home

Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon's time in Edinburgh in 1917 is discussed on STV's The People's History Show:

The War Poets Collection at Craiglockhart, now part of Edinburgh Napier University, is featured in this piece.

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Daniel Day-Lewis reads Wilfred Owen works in War Poets Collection

Posted: 01/11/2016 16:00 | News Home

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis has recited seven of Wilfred Owen's most famous works to help relaunch Edinburgh Napier University's War Poets Collection.

More information on the BBC website.

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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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Plaque unveiled at Tynecastle High School in Edinburgh

Posted: 27/08/2014 16:32 | News Home

Wilfred Owen has been honoured with a plaque at a school where he taught English while recovering from shell shock in 1917.

The commemorative plaque scheme is designed to celebrate the life and achievements of significant figures, with plaques marking their home or a particular building that is linked with their achievements. In the case of Owen, it also forms part of the centenary events around the outbreak of the World War One.

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Copyright: Carolyn Kerr (2014)

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NEW Owen inspired artwork in Craiglockhart

Posted: 11/01/2013 13:13 | News Home

A new public artwork inspired by Wilfred Owen’s time at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, has gone on display.

Entitled Hillside and designed by artist Lara Greene, the distinctive work was commissioned by the local community council and is located outside the Post Office on Colinton Road.

Wilfred Owen met fellow poet Siegfried Sassoon at the former hydro in 1917.

Read more on the Edinburgh Evening News website


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