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Festival of Chichester – “Never such innocence”

Tue 3 Jul 2018 7:30pm

Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester

Booking Details: Tickets £12/£8. To buy tickets please visit www.thenovium.org/boxoffice or phone 01243 816525

For further details see the Festival of Chichester website.

Festival of Chichester

A narrative recital of words and music from the First World War. Including works by Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon and Vera Brittain, with piano music by Elgar, Ravel, Debussy, Frank Bridge and Ivor Gurney.

With Christopher Kent and Gamal Khamis.

One hundred years after the devastating events of the First World War, actor Christopher Kent and pianist Gamal Khamis look back at the writing and music that emerged from the period, juxtaposing the words of writers such as Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon and Vera Brittain with piano music by composers including Elgar, Ravel, Debussy, Frank Bridge and Ivor Gurney.

In a moving and thought-provoking sequence, they trace a narrative from the early innocence and nostalgia of pre-war life, through initial patriotic optimism, to the growing realisation of what was happening at the front and the deep sadness and loss that followed across Europe. As well as poetry the programme draws on letters, diaries and accounts from personal family history.

Video trailer: www.ckuk.com/never-such-innocence

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