Letters from the Trenches

Performed as part of World War I Commemoration Day

At Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Sun 11 November 2018

Performances hourly 11am - 2pm

Admission free, all welcome*

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow will host a day-long programme of events on Sunday 11 November to commemorate the centenary of World War I, exactly 100 years since the Armistice that signaled the end of The Great War.

As part of the celebrations, 3 members of SYT National Ensemble 2018 will read Letters from the Trenches -  a series of moving and evocative letters detailing what life was really like in the trenches of World War One.        

Written with frank honesty and intimate emotion by soldiers of all ranks, plus medical staff who cared for the wounded, the letters reveal in stark detail the horror, the brutality, the compassion, and the comradeship that surrounded their various experiences on the battlefields of the Somme, Ypres, and Passchendaele together with some of the stranger events they witnessed such as the famous “Christmas Truce”of 1914. The letters will be framed by two of the most famous poems of the period - Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen and For the Fallen by Lawrence Binyon.

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* Please note some of the letters detail real life experiences that some may find upsetting.



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