Commemorating Gallipoli: Art, Music and Stories from the Frontline is an evening devised by Nick Peacey and Stephen Hose for The Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015.
Throughout history there have been times and places when great and creative minds have come together, as if by accident, to give birth to new ideas, artistic masterpieces and great music and poetry. Unlikely as it may seem, one such place was Gallipoli.
This evening is a celebration of the talent and lives of some of those exceptional artists, composers and writers were thrown together on the frontline at Gallipoli in Spring 1915 of the Great War, and of the stories of those who fought alongside them, together with a fascinating account of the evacuation of Helles.
Not only were familiar names like the poet Rupert Brooke and writer AP Herbert sent there on active service, but also lesser known creatives, such as William Denis Brown, FS Kelly and Henri Valensi, whose music and art still inspires and whom we will feature this evening.
Pianist Stephen Hose, actress and singer Alison Guill and historian Peter Hart join forces to reveal some of the wealth of talent and drama of the campaign.