Activities & Projects
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.
An emotionally powerful play about the friendship between England’s great war poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. On at Auckland's PumpHouse Theatre from 25-30 August 2015.
A reading of works by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, W.H. Auden and contemporary poetry at University Of Auckland's MacLaurin Chapel, 25 April 2015.
Remembering two world wars through: music, poetry, diaries and a miraculous escape. Don't miss this free event at Taupō Public Library on 16 April 2015.
ANZAC Reflections, Memoirs and Memories, presenting a special programme of beautiful music and readings commemorating those who have given their lives, and reflecting on the effects of war.
This talk, by NZ Herald art commentator Terry McNamara, is a consideration of the art and poetry evoked by the First World War. Held at Kotare Venues, Auckland, 21 April 2015.
Dulce et Decorum est is a new project by jazz composer John Rae inspired by New Zealand war poetry written by returning First World War soldiers.
A new poetry anthology from Kāpiti Coast District Libraries’ second annual poetry contest – If You’re a Poet We Want to Know It.
The Aorangi singers join Ensemble Polymnia for a Bach concert which includes three First World War poems. 29 November in Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
To commemorate the First World War, entries in the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries' Poetry Competition must relate to the theme of ‘War & Peace’. Entries close 1 August 2014