News Articles with the tag 'Wilfred Owen Story'

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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Wilfred Owen Story named in top Merseyside museums

Posted: 20/05/2015 20:51 | News Home


Conciding with National Museum Day, The Wilfred Owen Story in Birkenhead has been placed second in the top nine of some lesser-known smaller museums in Merseyside.

Based in Argyle Street, The Wilfred Owen Story opened its doors on the poet’s birthday (18th March) four years ago. It is the UK's only permanent exhibition dedicated to the World War One poet, who was educated in Birkenhead.

The full top nine Merseyside museums are listed here.

See also: Wirral Globe article (19 May 2015)

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Rhymes on Rails poetry competition

Posted: 01/08/2011 20:31 | News Home

The Wilfred Owen Story and Merseyrail are launching a poetry competition aimed at youngsters travelling by train this summer. "Rhymes on Rails" hopes to encourage children to create poetry inspired by their journey across Merseyside, however long or short.

It is free to enter and the best poems will take pride of place alongside those of Wilfred Owen at the Wilfred Owen Story and Gallery in Birkenhead. Owen spent his formative years in Birkenhead where his father Tom worked on the railway.

Sponsors Merseyrail will present the winner with a book token, and a collection of the best poems will be published in a booklet later in the year.

Entry forms are free and will be available from all Merseyrail stations. "Rhymes on Rails" will be launched on 1 August, check both here and Merseyrail’s websites for updates or email info@wilfredowenstory.com.

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World's first permanent Wilfred Owen exhibition opens in Wirral

Posted: 21/03/2011 13:57 | News Home

The man behind the exhibition, singer-songwriter Dean Johnson, is also a former pupil of the Birkenhead Institute.

He hopes the gallery will help establish a formal tourist attraction, guiding visitors to other landmarks in the town associated with the poet.

More in the Liverpool Echo (19 March 2011)

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Birkenhead will welcome the country's first tribute to Wilfred Owen's work

Posted: 02/03/2011 12:51 | News Home

The Wirral is set to become the home of the country’s first permanent tribute to WWI poet Wilfred Owen.

An exhibition organised by Dean Johnson, which opens on March 18th in Birkenhead, will commemorate the work of the famous poet.

Read more in the Wirral Globe (March 1st 2011)

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Wirral News and Click Liverpool.

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Sponsorship opportunity

Dean Johnson is seeking sponsorship to fund this project.  Alternatively, if anyone involved in the printing business could assist with I.T skills (website, video production etc.) he'd love to hear from you too. Dean would also love to hear your thoughts or idea's to help move the project forward.  Contact him at:

deanjohnsonmusic@hotmail.com
07944 398 794

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A permanent Wilfred Owen exhibition in Birkenhead

Posted: 24/01/2011 19:32 | News Home

The Wilfred Owen Story, a permanent commemorative exhibition of Wilfred's life and work, with an emphasis on his time Birkenhead is very proud to announce that they will be based at 34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead.

Operating as a information centre and art gallery the Wilfred Owen Story will be the first designated cultural memorial to the poet anywhere in the North West.

It is situated on all major bus routes in the town, and is minutes from Hamilton Square Station (previously Woodside Central, where Wilfred’s father Tom worked as a station manager). 

Argyle Street is steeped in history: Wilfred learned to swim at the public baths there and No. 34 is in a terrace that received a English Heritage Blue Plaque, the site is grade 2 listed.

Work on the exhibition will begin this week and it will have its official opening on 18 March, Wilfred’s birthday.

The Wilfred Owen Story will feature regular art shows, plus poetry and music workshops and performances, and will encourage the community to find and use their voice to the same effect as the iconic figure that the building aims to honour.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Dean Johnson is seeking sponsorship to fund this project.  Alternatively, if anyone involved in the printing business could assist with I.T skills (website, video production etc.) he'd love to hear from you too. Dean would also love to hear your thoughts or idea's to help move the project forward.  Contact him at:

deanjohnsonmusic@hotmail.com

07944 398 794

 

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