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2009-11-08 | |
Poetry on Armistice Day
Host: The Poetry Society
Type: Music/arts - Performance
Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Time: 19:30 - 20:45
Location: Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery
Street: Brockley Road
Town/City: London, United Kingdom
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DescriptionAn evening event at Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries
Classical Music, Poetry, Film, Contemporary Dance, Soundscape, Childrenâ€™s Procession
(poetry events organised by Isabel White, Poetry Society Member and will include poetry from WW1 poets such as David Jones and Ernest Dowson, both buried in Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, plus Siegfried Sassoon and others)
You are warmly invited to a short walk through Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries during darkness to experience a unique Remembrance event.
A lantern lit path will take visitors past a police guard through the cemetery alongside several WWI memorials and graves where poets, contemporary dancers, a single actor and classical musicians will be performing in silhouette. A silent film and soundscape will also be playing.
A lantern lit childrenâ€™s workshop will take place in the afternoon followed by a procession at 7.30pm
The event is FREE to all and is designed to give people of all ages an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made during times of war.
Graham Buchan will read poetry by Siegfried Sassoon
John Clarke will read lyrics from WW1 war songs
Paul McGrane will read extracts from 'In Parenthesis' by David Jones
Heather Taylor will read poems by John McCrae, Bernard Freeman Trotter and Robert William Service
Katherine Gallagher will read poems by Bernard O'Dowd, Vance Palmer, Leon Gellert and Judith Wright
Joe Duggan will read poems by Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Rifleman Donald S Cox, Joseph Lee and A P Herbert
Isabel White will read poems by Marc de Larreguy de Civrieux, Georg Trakl, Franz Janowitz and Gerrit Engelke
Csilla Novoszath will read Geza Gyoni's For Just One Night
Sue Luxton will read poems by Dimcho Debelyanov
Marie Maurer will read poems by Katherine Tynan, Margaret Postgate, Miss G M Mitchell and May Wedderburn Cannan
David Bottomley will read poems by Cecil Spring Rice, Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke and Laurence Binyon.
Families, and neighbours of all generations are encouraged to share this experience together of having a rare opportunity to walk through this most beautiful of cemeteries under moonlight and reflecting on the impact of World War One.
Where: Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries â€“ http://www.foblc.org.uk
When: Wednesday 11th November 2009
Time: 7.15pm until 8.26pm (1 hour and 11 minutes)
After Event: the Rivoli Ballroom will be open for drinks from 7.30pm, 390 Brockley Road, SE4
Details: The event can be reached from either of two entrances. Brockley Road gate, SE4 is located on the junction of Brockey Road and Ivy Road. Ladywell Gate, SE13, is located on the junction of Ivy Road and Brockley Grove.
Weather: As with the trenches this event will take place regardless of weather conditions please dress for a autumn evening and wear sturdy footwear
Transport: Trains: Ladywell/Brockley/Crofton Park Stations
Buses: P4, 122, 171 and 172
DLR ; Nearest is Lewisham
Tube: Nearest New Cross Station
Disabled and infirmed: The paths are of reasonable condition and should be fine for most people. The walk will take approximately 15-20 minutes in total. For more information please email [email protected]
info at brockleymax.co.uk
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