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Battle of Passchendaele Commemoration

Battle of Passchendaele Commemoration

Sunday 30 July, 09:30am - 3pm

Crieff Remembers and Legion Scotland will deliver a national event in Crieff to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

The Commemoration will consist of a parade through the town to Market Park where a Drumhead Service delivered by the Legion Scotland Padre will be conducted. This will be followed by other activity in the park that will bring the local community and those from further afield together to commemorate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Further details to follow.

Get more information here.

Walking with Wilfred Owen

Walking with Wilfred Owen

Thursday 10 August, 11am - 4pm

Historian Neil McLennan will lead a walk in the Pentland Hills, retracing the footsteps of Owen and the Craiglockhart War Hospital Field Club who walked there 100 years ago.  The walk will leave from and complete at Harlaw House Visitor Centre, taking  four to five hours. It will be moderate-to-challenging, although will keep to established footways. There will be a chance to hear more about Owen’s time in Edinburgh, and to meet some First World War soldiers along the way.

Writer and facilitator Helen Boden will also lead creative writing sessions to accompany and complement the walks. The walks/workshops package will cost £8 on the day, or £5 to just attend a walk or workshop separately. To book your place, email PentlandHills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

More information here - Pentland Beacon

Wilfred Owen’s Edinburgh Enlightenment

Wilfred Owen’s Edinburgh Enlightenment

Tuesday 15 August, 6pm-8pm

In this Royal Society of Edinburgh lecture, hear from historian Neil McLennan who has been researching Owen’s time in Edinburgh for the last 10 years, to better understand his experience and the influence which the capital city of literature and enlightenment had on the Great War Poet. Thoren Ferguson will also play the Wilfred Owen violin.

The lecture will take place in Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, at Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart Campus.

Get more information and book your place here.

Scotland’s National Poet Jackie Kay on Wilfred Owen

Scotland’s National Poet Jackie Kay on Wilfred Owen

Wednesday 16 August, 1.30pm -2.30pm

Internationally acclaimed writer and Scotland’s national poet Jackie Kay premieres her new poem, commissioned specially to mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s time in Edinburgh.

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival programme, the event will be held in the city’s Charlotte Square Gardens, with tickets costing £10-£12.

 

Get more information and buy your tickets here.

W is for Wilfred Owen – A celebration of an acclaimed poet

W is for Wilfred Owen – A celebration of an acclaimed poet

Thursday 17 August, 2pm-4pm

City Art Centre in Edinburgh invites you to join in a celebration of the work of famous war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Hear Catherine Walker, curator of the War Poets exhibition at Craiglockhart, give a talk on Wilfred Owen, enjoy some special poems, and experience a tour round the galleries with fiddler Thoren Ferguson,  who will be playing tunes on the Wilfred Owen violin.

More information in the Edinburgh Museums What's On Guide.

Screening of ‘Regeneration’

Screening of ‘Regeneration’

Thursday 17 August, 6pm - 8pm

A screening of the 1997 British film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Pat Barker. Regeneration, Directed by Gillies MacKinnon, tells the story of Britain’s renowned war poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, and how they met at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh when they were sent there to convalesce 100 years ago.

The screening will take place at Filmhouse in Edinburgh.

Link to book tickets coming soon.

When Wilfred met Siegfried

When Wilfred met Siegfried

Friday 18 August, 2pm

Taking place at Craiglockhart Campus, where war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon met 100 years ago, you can hear the poems they composed there in the summer of 1917 recited by Sam Gray of the Wilfred Owen Association and David Wilson of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship. You will also hear extracts from their letters and diaries, read by Yvonne Morris, while enjoying an afternoon tea.

Get more information about the event here.

Walking with Wilfred Owen

Walking with Wilfred Owen

Saturday 21 October 2017, 11am - 4pm

Historian Neil McLennan will lead a walk in the Pentland Hills, retracing the footsteps of Owen and the Craiglockhart War Hospital Field Club who walked there 100 years ago.  The walk will leave from and complete at Harlaw House Visitor Centre, taking  four to five hours. It will be moderate-to-challenging, although will keep to established footways. There will be a chance to hear more about Owen’s time in Edinburgh, and to meet some First World War soldiers along the way.

Writer and facilitator Helen Boden will also lead creative writing sessions to accompany and complement the walks. The walks/workshops package will cost £8 on the day, or £5 to just attend a walk or workshop separately. To book your place, email PentlandHills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

More information here - Pentland Beacon

Wilfred Owen 100 Years Later

Wilfred Owen 100 Years Later

Friday 3 November, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

100 years to the day since Wilfred Owen left Edinburgh following a transformative stay in the city, the Scottish Poetry Library and the Wilfred Owen Association host this panel discussion on his legacy. How did Edinburgh change his poems? Featuring broadcaster and author Trevor Royle and Owen expert Neil McLennan, this event will close the Wilfred Owen’s Edinburgh centenary programme.

Further information to follow.

 

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