Pembrokeshire, Passchendaele and Perth

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Pembrokeshire, Passchendaele and Perth: my family in the Great War


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 Great 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 through the Western Front to the North Sea.

Join Professor Curtis for an illustrated talk on his family in the Great War, including readings from his own work and from classic World War One 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. Introduced by Swansea University’s Professor M. Wynn Thomas.

Also includes accompanying exhibition of 20 panels depicting notable campaigns and Welsh figures from the Great War by Swansea artist Jeff Phillips.


Event Partners:  Volcano Theatre; Jeff Phillips Art

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