First World War centenary - latest events

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To commemorate the centenary of the First World War we will be staging a series of events this summer which explore the art and culture that came out of the conflict

Radio 3 concerts, 26 June - 6 July

Come and join us and BBC Radio 3 for a series of events as part of their ‘Music in the Great War’ season.

  • ‘In Tune’ at Dunham Massey, 26 June

Sean Rafferty will present ‘In Tune’ live from Dunham Massey at 4.30pm on 26 June.

The house has been converted back into the Stamford Military Hospital for convalescing ‘Tommies’ during the First World War. The programme will be broadcast from the soldiers’ Rec Room and will feature live performances and interviews, from artists including pianist David Owen Norris, focusing on music played on the home front to boost morale.

For further information contact Dunham Massey

  • The Verb’ at Bateman’s, 3 July

Ian Macmillan will host a literary event at Bateman’s, the former home of writer Rudyard Kipling, exploring attitudes to the war in poetry. This will be broadcast in The Verb on Friday 4 July at 10pm.

For further information and tickets for Bateman's 'The Verb' call 01435 882302.

  • 'Live In Concert' at St Lawrence's Church, Shaw's Corner, 6 July

‘Live In Concert’ presents a recital of songs and violin music from St Lawrence's Church, Shaw's Corner, the former home of George Bernard Shaw, who supported conscientious objectors during the war.

For further information and to purchase tickets click here.

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