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WORLD WAR I: POETRY, ART AND MUSIC, WILFRED OWEN AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES Dennis Moriarty Monday 12 November 2018

Out of the carnage of the Great War emerged heroism, courage and loyalty, and a fine flowering of poetry – as much indignant as patriotic – art and music. The poems of Wilfred Owen and others such as Siegfried Sassoon, the paintings of war artists such as Paul and John Nash and the music of composers including Elgar and Ivor Gurney are at the core of the presentation which will include archive action photographs and musical extracts.


Dennis Moriarty worked as a BBC TV Music and Arts producer and his programmes included English Towns with Alec Clifton-Taylor.  He contributed the article on Alec Clifton-Taylor to the Dictionary of National Biography. He lectures widely and over the last twenty years has led musical, architectural and historical study tours at home and abroad.

​Photo: Wilfred Owen