NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

'Fierce Light' poetry event - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

As we approach 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, Fierce Light brings together outstanding international poets with filmmakers and artists to explore the war and its legacy in the 21st century.

A world premiere event and major national co-commission from 14-18 NOW, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers’ Centre Norwich opens the 2016 City of Literature programme.

Perhaps no art form captured the complexity and terror of the First World War more acutely than poetry. As we approach 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, Fierce Light brings together outstanding international poets with filmmakers and visual artists to explore the war and its legacy in the 21st century.

Join Simon Armitage, Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott for live readings of their poems alongside work by New Zealand poet ​Bill Manhire, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Jackie Kay and Paul Muldoon, plus excerpts from a series of specially commissioned short films.

This activity is being worked on from
2015
 to 
13 May 2016
Date added: 02 February 2016 | Last updated: 31 October 2016

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