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1918, At Home, At War. Silent Film Screening Event

Great War: Unknown War
22 February 2018
Turner Sims Concert Hall

For more information regarding this event, please email Mary Andrew at .

Event details

Part of the Great War: Unknown War Silent Film Fortnight. Turner Sims in partnership with the University of Southampton’s Film and Music departments presents a three-part series focusing on the film heritage of the First World War. With introductions to each film, expert insights and guests, including two of the country’s leading silent film score performers, the series of screenings and talks will show the role cinema played in memorialising the war after the armistice, and reflect on cinema’s continued importance to our present day understanding of the conflict.

Neil Brand piano

Neil Brand, writer, composer, broadcaster (BBC4’s Sound of Cinema and Sound of Song) and World War I historian, uses the films, music and writings of the time to take his audience deeply into the experience of the serving soldier and his family at home 100 years ago. Battles, factory work, concert parties, cinema-going, the songs, laughter, highs and tragic lows of ordinary people spring to life through film, music and readings as Neil presents his unique vision of the century-old war and accompanies the films on the piano in his signature style.

This event is chargeable, please purchase tickets from the Turner Sims Box Office. Book Here

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