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The festival in commemoration of Wilfred Owen and of the armistice will run from September 15th to November 17th. Below you will find all events that will be held during this period. If you wish to navigate between months then please follow the link at the top of the calendar. For more information about a particular event please click on the event to view a detailed information page.

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Magic Lantern Tales of WW1 – Ian McMillan & Ian Beesley

November 2nd @ 7:00 pm


Ian McMillan & Ian Beesley 

Magic LanternUsing a real magic lantern projector, poet & broadcaster Ian McMillan and documentary photographer Ian Beesley tell a story of the First World War from the point of view of men who survived it and lived on to old age and a changing world. Here too are the tales of women who worked in the factories that oiled the wheels of war.

Ian & Ian also explore the culture of magic lantern shows – from the natural world to engineering and from local novelties to the far-flung horizons of Empire.

Ian McMillan is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he’s a regular on Coast, Pick of the Week, You & Yours, Last Word and The Arts Show. Previously, Ian has been resident poet for English National Opera, UK Trade & Investment Poet,Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet. He’s been a castaway on Desert Island Discs and was featured on The South Bank Show. www.ianmcmillan.co.uk

Ian Beesley Hon FRPS is artist in residence for Bradford Institute for Health Research. His work is held in the collections of the National Media Museum Bradford, The Imperial War Museum London and The Smithsonian Museum Washington USA. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2012. www.ianbeesley.com

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November 2nd
7:00 pm
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