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Oswestry Launches Wilfred Owen Festival 2018 Brochure

August 13, 20184:13 pmAugust 13, 2018 4:14 pm

The town of Oswestry was the birthplace of Wilfred Owen and a host of events are planned there to remember the centenary of the poet’s death in World War I and the end of the war on Armistice Day on the 11th November. A new brochure listing all the events is available here. The Oswestry Wilfred […]

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Updates to Wilfred Owen 100 Events

August 7, 20185:40 pm

Some amendments to the events listed in the printed Wilfred Owen 100 brochure have been advised as follows:- Pages 14 & 16 – 19th October – Salute WWI Jazz Concert – event cancelled Page 18 – 1st November – the Booka Bookshop event is now on 16th October – Click for details Page 18 – 2nd […]

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Wilfred Owen 100 Launched at Shrewsbury Abbey

August 6, 201811:35 pmAugust 7, 2018 8:20 pm

On Saturday 4th August Wilfred Owen 100 in Shropshire was launched at a special event at Shrewsbury Abbey in the afternoon. BBC Midlands Today, BBC Radio Shropshire and the Shropshire Star covered the launch. Over the period up to the centenary of Armistice Day on 11th November there will be over 100 events taking place […]

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Wilfred Owen 100 Events Brochure Launched

July 5, 20184:09 pmAugust 7, 2018 4:54 pm

On Wednesday 4th July the new brochure listing events in Shropshire to remember the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death and the end of World War I was launched at Tanners Wine Cellars in Shrewsbury. The brochure has been published by Shrewsbury Heritage on behalf of Shropshire Remembers, the county’s First World War partnership. The 32-page brochure lists […]

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Royal British Legion Sculpture at St Chad’s

June 19, 201810:20 amJune 19, 2018 10:21 am

  A stunning sculpture has been unveiled at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury. The Royal British Legion’s Shropshire Poppy Appeal and St Chad’s Church have been working with two local artists, Lyn Evans and Nik Burns to mark the centenary of the First World War. The collaboration also included Martin Phillips of Heritage Schools and children […]

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Wilfred Owen 100 Brochure

June 15, 20188:24 amAugust 7, 2018 4:56 pm

The Wilfred Owen 100 brochure lists the events happening in Shropshire during the 100 days from early August to Armistice Day on 11th November and beyond. The brochure will be distributed all over Shropshire in late June and officially launched on 4th July. It was compiled by Shrewsbury Heritage and contains listings and information from […]

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Shropshire’s First World War Film Festival

May 23, 20183:09 pmOctober 17, 2018 8:52 am

SHROPSHIRE’S FIRST WORLD WAR FILM FESTIVAL Classic and new films at venues around the County. Now starting on 8th October. Image above: Still from ‘The Long Way Home’ Visit the new Festival website at www.firstworldwarfilmfestival.com NEW – ‘Oh! What a Lovely War’ now showing on 9th November at The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury. See below.  8th […]

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Lottery Grant to Support Wilfred Owen 100 Events in 2018

January 23, 20182:40 pm

Shropshire Council’s Archives and Museums service have been awarded £41,600 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to commemorate the centenary of the death of the poet Wilfred Owen in 2018. Since 2012, Shropshire communities have been working in partnership to deliver an extensive and ambitious programme of heritage and arts activities to commemorate the centenary of […]

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Shropshire To Remember War Poet Wilfred Owen 100 Years On

November 6, 201711:41 amAugust 7, 2018 8:23 pm

The 4th November this year marked the 99th anniversary of the day that Shropshire poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen, fell in battle in 1918, the last year of the First World War. The centenary next year will be marked in his home county of Shropshire by a series of events over the last 100 days […]

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In the Hands of Boys: Shropshire Schools visit historic WW1 sites

November 2, 201710:36 amDecember 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Update – December 2017 Shropshire Boys Dancing; ‘In the Hands of Boys’ Eighty nine boys and young men from Shropshire performed live as part of ‘In the Hands of Boys’, Shropshire Boys Dancing on Sunday 12th November 2017 at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury to an audience of over 250 people. The unique dance performance, created by […]

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