- 27 Feb 17 18:00 - 20 Feb 17 20:30
- Blandford Forum, Dorset
AN EXTRAORDINARY FRIENDSHIP
'It appears we are going to the Dardanelles and I am determined not to be left behind. There seems a chance of my getting into Hood Battalion, which would suit me very well as I should find myself with Denis Browne and Rupert Brooke.' F.S Kelly on 22nd February 1915
Dr Kate Kennedy, BBC Radio 3 adviser on World War 1 music, brings the outstanding young tenor Matthew Sandy and the superb pianist Simon Over to Blandford to perform The Fateful Voyage, her moving dramatisation of an extraordinary friendship as the Royal Naval Division (RND) travelled from Blandford Camp to Gallipoli.
AN EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY IN MUSIC AND WORDS
Through the words and music of the poet Rupert Brooke and the composers William Denis Browne and Frederick 'Cleg' Kelly of the Hood Battalion, RND, we shall share the feelings of the young men who marched so hopefully to Shillingstone Station on the 27th February 1915 (it will be the 101st anniversary), and experience their growing involvement in the tragedy that was to engulf them all.
STORIES OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION
Students of Archbishop Wake Primary School will perform their stories of peace and reconciliation to remind us how, despite appalling suffering, enemies find ways to rediscover their shared humanity and forgive one another.
WELCOME HOME THE HOOD BATTALION ENSIGN
As part of the event, we shall welcome back to the church the ensign (flag) of the Hood Battalion after its conservation and cleaning.
This is a free event but please book your ticket(s) as space is limited and we need to know numbers attending to provide the excellent refreshments that will be served in the interval.
Information: 01258 456260 or email email@example.com
Blandford Forum Parish Church
The Market Place
Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015 is grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund South West for its support.