First World War: Poems from the Front

Tue 4 November 2014

7pm – 9.30pm

Join John Simpson as he chairs a discussion exploring poems of the First World War, featuring poetry readings by the relatives of some of the most famous First World War poets, including Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

During the First World War a small handful of young men and women created a body of poetry that shocked and challenged society, revealing the personal impact of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives.

Soldier-poets such as Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves as well as nurses, medical orderlies and army chaplain’s all wrote of their first-hand experiences of the war, leaving a legacy that continues to shape our understanding of the First World War and its relevance today.

There will be an opportunity to view The First World War Galleries after the event until 9.30pm.

Doors open at 6.30pm


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