1918: At Home, At War

Films, music and stories celebrating

100 years since the end of World War One

November 15th at New Walk Museum in Leicester 

Free Event – Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start

As part of the centenary commemorations Neil Brand, composer, author, presenter (Radio 4’s Film Programme and BBC4’s ‘Sound of…’ series) and historian of early film and WW1 introduces and accompanies this fascinating programme of films, music, stories and readings from the pivotal year of 1918.

Joined onstage by readers, he invites us into a lost world of wartime activity on the Western and Home fronts – while the soldiers attempt to break the deadlock with the disastrous Battle of the Somme and the first appearance of “The Wonder Weapon”, The Tank, their wives and families at home are struggling to keep the home fires burning, ‘making do and mending’ and learning to create luxurious suet puddings from potatoes, as recommended by Henry Edwards and Chrissie White, the Brangelina of their day.

This is a free event organised as part of DMU Local, to book a ticket please email: local@dmu.ac.uk giving your name/s and stating ‘1918’ in the subject line

Organised in association with the British Silent Film Festival and Film Tramp

DMU Local

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