Words, War and Music

Time 7.30pm    Day 28    Month June    Year 2014   

Words, war and music event poster

For immediate release

Date: 7st May 2014

Contact: Peter Davey (PCQ Arts), pcqarts@gmail.com, 07794 534352

In partnership with The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, and Redcliffe Films 


PCQ Arts is holding a multilingual performance to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, in partnership with the Barbican Theatre and Redcliffe Films.

‘Words, War and Music’ will include poetry recitals performed by poets, community leaders and young performers from the Barbican Theatre, as well as an exclusive screening of the film ‘Severn and Somme’.

Leading French, Spanish, German, Italian and Indian poets will  read original pieces and their translations, with musical improvisation by Tim Sayer, programme leader for Live Music at the University of St Mark and St John. German poet Marieluise Niehaus will be doing a reading and Plymouth’s first poet laureate Michael Sullivan will read a new piece as well as English poetry from the era. City councillor Chaz Singh will read writing by Indian soldiers fighting for the British Empire, and young performers from the Barbican Theatre will be reciting work by Guillaume Apollinaire, Manuel Machado and Guiseppe Ungaretti.

The performances will be followed by a unique opportunity to view an exclusive screening of Redcliffe Film’s ‘Severn and Somme’, a film based on the life of Gloucestershire poet Ivor Gurney, exploring his relationship with the river of his youth and the river of his war. The film maker, Diana Taylor, will be  introducing this moving film.

Tickets for ‘Words, War and Music’ are £7.50 or £5.50 for concessions and are can be booked atwww.barbicantheatre.co.uk or by calling the Barbican Theatre’s box office on 01752 267131.



Notes to Editor

Interviews, additional information and images available upon request

PCQ Arts is a recently established CIC which aims to bring arts into the community

To find out more about PCQ Arts and forthcoming events, visit www.pcqarts.co.uk

Redcliffe Films is an independent production company based in Bristol. To find out more, visitwww.redcliffefilms.co.uk

Barbican Theatre is a registered charity, which was established in 1980.

Barbican Theatre works with young, new and emerging artists to enable them to make, develop and grow.

To find out about Barbican Theatre’s work and upcoming performances, go towww.barbicantheatre.co.uk, email info@barbicantheatre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01752 267131.

pcqarts@gmail.com, 07794 534352