|The Woods Cry Out 11th & 12th November|
A programme of words and music commemorating Wandsworth’s involvement in World War One
A programme of words and music commemorating Wandsworth’s involvement in World War One will be presented by Putney Music. Actors performing will include:Wendy Gifford, Clive Merrison and Timothy West
The programme is supported by many local societies including Putney Society, Wandsworth Society and Friends of Wandsworth Museum, and is aid of SSAFA (the charity that offers lifelong support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families.
The Woods Cry Out is a reflection, in words and music, on The Great War and the part played by Wandsworth and its Battalion during the four years of the conflict. 'At nightfall the autumn woods cry out' is the first line of the poem Grodek by Austrian poet Georg Trakl and the programme also includes poems by German poets such as Heym, Lichtenstein, and Stadler, In common with English counterparts such as Edmund Blunden, their verses stress compassion and comradeship. Wandsworth poet Edward Thomas’s work and poetry by the men and nurses of Wandsworth's Royal Victoria Patriotic Hospital are also included as are poems and comments from the humorous war-time journals The Wipers Times.
September 24, 2015