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The Music of World War One – Discovery Day
Sunday 4th February 2018, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Pop along anytime between 10am and 3pm to try some traditional wartime fare provided by Eat Real Food and real wartime artefacts displayed by Mike Willoughby, local WW1 expert.
Plus events throughout the day…
10.30am Traditional wartime songs performed by Patricia Hammond and Matt Redman on authentic instruments and in authentic costume!
11am Expert on the popular wartime songs of the UK and the USA, Professor William Brooks (University of York and University of Illinois) takes the time to discuss these tunes with Graham Topping
11.30pm Tom Appleton and Ben Horden perform Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad
12pm Traditional wartime songs from Patricia Hammond and Matt Redman
1.30pm The Come and Sing Company invite you to join them for a singalong to some of your favourite wartime songs including ‘Keep the Homefires Burning’, ‘It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary’ and many more that you’re sure to recognise! All ages welcome – fun for all the family!
2.30pm Gillian Cross, renowned author of children’s books including The Demon Headmaster, announces and reads some of the winning entries from our poetry competition.