For immediate release
Date: 7st May 2014
Contact: Peter Davey (PCQ Arts), firstname.lastname@example.org, 07794 534352
In partnership with The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, and Redcliffe Films
‘WORDS, WAR AND MUSIC’
PCQ Arts is held 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’ included 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 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 read and Plymouth’s first poet laureate Michael Sullivan read a new piece as well as English poetry from the era. City councillor Chaz Singh read writing by Indian soldiers fighting for the British Empire, and young performers from the Barbican Theatre recited works by Guillaume Apollinaire, Manuel Machado and Guiseppe Ungaretti.
The performances were 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, introduced this moving film.
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, visit www.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.
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