Poetry is central to how many people regard the first world war. The organisation No Glory has arranged a special night of poetry to commemorate Conscientious Objectors’ Day on 15th May 2014.
You’ll enjoy a fine array of speakers. These include AL Kennedy, Blake Morrison, Michael Rosen, George Szirtes and Samuel West.
They’ll read from both their own work and that of the war poets – and we’ll also talk a bit about the No Glory campaign. The evening should be both moving and entertaining.
Given the recent attacks on the war poets by the government-backed revisionist historians, it's important to reclaim their centrality to our memory of the first world war.
We’re calling the event …cold stars lighting… taken from Wilfred Owen’s poem (I Saw His Round Mouth’s Crimson)
And in his eyes The cold stars lighting, very old and bleak, In different skies.
There’ll be music, too, from Matthew Crampton and Nette Robinson & the Lyric Ensemble.
If you're near London, why not join us? And do spread the word - by sharing the link or by inviting friends on Facebook. This will be a wonderful evening.
Jan Woolf Cultural Co-ordinator, No Glory
Tickets are £10 and £8 (concessions) and include a glass of wine at the interval.
…cold stars lighting… First World War Poetry Thursday 15th May, 7.30pm St Giles-in-the Fields, 60 St Giles High St London WC2H 8LG