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My Family in the Great War

November 15, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Join Professor Tony Curtis for an illustrated talk on his family in the First World War, including readings from his own work and from classic First World War writers and poets, as well as artwork from Paul Nash, E.H. Shepherd, Frank Brangwyn, Henry Moore and others. He will weave together untold, remarkable stories and some of the most memorable writing and images of the century.

2018 will be a special year of remembrance as the ‘war to end all wars’ is commemorated after one hundred years. Professor Tony Curtis has researched the First World War experiences of both his Pembrokeshire and Berkshire families. The Barrahs from Pembrokeshire and the Curtises from Berkshire served and died in conflicts from South Africa and Mesopotamia to the Western Front and the North Sea.

The evening will be introduced by Swansea University’s Professor M. Wynn Thomas and will also include an exhibition of 20 panels depicting notable campaigns and Welsh figures from the First World War by Swansea artist Jeff Phillips.

Organiser

Swansea University

In partnership with

Volcano Theatre, Jeff Phillips Art

Contact email address

cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pembrokeshire-passchendaele-and-perth-my-family-in-the-great-war-tickets-48585150493

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Swansea University

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Join Professor Tony Curtis for an illustrated talk on his family in the Great War, including personal readings, extracts from classic World War One writers, and artwork from Paul Nash, Frank Brangwyn, and others. Introduced by Professor M. Wynn Thomas.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Once Upon a Time, the End
Contact email address
cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk
Event partners
Volcano Theatre, Jeff Phillips Art
Region
Wales
City/town
Swansea
Accessibility information
Wheelchair accessible, all welcome
Image copyright information
Professor Tony Curtis

Venue

Volcano Theatre
27-29 High St
Swansea, Wales SA1 1LG United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Wheelchair accessible, all welcome
Phone:
01792 464790
Website:
http://www.volcanotheatre.co.uk/