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Philip Hoare: I was a dark star always Event

I was a dark star always
4 November 2018 - 25 January 2019
John Hansard Gallery 142-144 Above Bar Street Southampton, SO14 7DU

For more information regarding this event, please telephone John Hansard Gallery on +44 023 8059 2158 or email .

Event details

A tribute in film to the life of Wilfred Owen with readings by Ben Whishaw. John Hansard Gallery, part of the University of Southampton, is pleased to present ‘I was a dark star always’, a new film installation marking the centenary of the death of Wilfred Owen, opening 4 November 2018. The film, written by Philip Hoare and directed by Adam Low, incorporates readings by Ben Whishaw of both letters and poems by Owen, and is filmed at key locations from his life, including the beach in Torquay where he swam as a child, and the canal in northern France where he died, on 4 November 1918, aged just 25.

Further information can be found on the John Hansard Gallery website 

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