Thursday, 30 June 2016

Poets, Writers and Artists on the Somme in WW1 - commemorative exhibition at The Wilfred Owen Story, Birkenhead, Wirral

A commemorative exhibition featuring some of the poets and writers involved in the Somme Offensive during the First World War is being held at the Wilfred Owen Story Museum in Argyle Street, Birkenhead.

For those unable to get to the exhibition, there is a book which contains the same information as the exhibition panels – “The Somme 1916 A Centenary Collection of Poets, Writers and Artists” – details on http://www.poshupnorth.com/2016/06/the-somme-1916-available-1st-july-pre.html

The Wilfred Owen Story Museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 11 am until 2 pm but it is advisable to phone first as the museum is staffed entirely by volunteers and receives no funding. Entry is free.

The Wilfred Owen Story
34 Argyle Street
Birkenhead,
Wirral,
CH41 6AE
Tel.:  07903337995

Photos courtesy of P. Breeze

Top left the exhibition panels, lower right Rebecca, one of the volunteers who keep the WOS open holding a card of her painting "The Sentry" which also has Wilfred Owen's poem "The Sentry". Cards on sale at the WOS.

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