Woods Cry Out to remember the war
Published: Tuesday 27th October 15
The next event in the borough’s four-year programme to commemorate the centenary of World War One will be an evening of music and poetry in the Civic Suite, Wandsworth High Street, starring actor Timothy West.
The Woods Cry Out includes poems by local poet Edward Thomas and the story of the Wandsworth Battalion. There will also be music by classical composers, Eric Clapton and popular music of the time, as well as Sir Edward Elgar's settings of Rudyard Kipling’s poems from The Fringes of the Fleet.
It will be presented by Putney Music in aid of the SSAFA which helps members of the armed forces, veterans and their families.
The event is supported by the Putney Society, the Wandsworth Society and the Friends of Wandsworth Museum and is part of Wandsworth Council's WWI commemorations.
Timothy West is one of Britain’s best-loved veteran actors known for his work on the classical stage, for TV roles such as Edward the Seventh and Eastenders and performances in films including Cry Freedom and Iris.
Tickets are £12, and £7.50 for people aged 18 and under. For tickets visit the Tara Arts website or call (020) 8333 4457.
Also coming up in November is WW1: Soldier’s Tale – the display of Walter Carter on display at the Civic Suite on November 11 & 12.
Walter Carter is a fictional Battersea soldier whose story is being told in real time via social media as if the war were happening now. The project paints a picture of life at war and at home, referencing issues that are still important today such as the role of the Reserves, the effect of the War on families, the changing role of women and the treatment of the physically and mentally injured. ‘Walter’ has reached 15,500 13-18 year olds via Facebook in its first year.
To explore WW1: A Soldier’s Tale, search for WW1SoldiersTale on Facebook or Twitter or visit www.WW1SoldiersTale.co.uk/blog