Tag Archives: World War I

The Roll of Honour

Every evening, the Last Post will be played at sunset over the Tower moat, which is being progressively filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies – one for every death in the British forces in the First World War. Names from the … Continue reading

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Understand the origins of the First World War | how to: academy December 9th

As i mentioned earlier, events related to WWI are proliferating in London and if you want something more serious than a talk on How to understand your [out of control Cairn Terrier]dog,  the How To Academy is also joining the … Continue reading

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The War that Ended Peace, Daunt Books November 21st

An abundance of World War I reads are in my ever-growing pile and Macmillan’s book will make it one taller. From Daunt: “Margaret MacMillan wrote Peacemakers, the prize-winning account of the events that led up to the signing of the … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Lion at Richmond Theatre -short run in November

The financial times said “This is a powerful, poignant adaptation of the Michael Morpurgo children’s novel” The Butterfly Lion written by the award-winning writer of War Horse is an inspiring tale of enduring friendship .  From the African veld to … Continue reading

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The Outbreak of War in 1914 Revisited- Lecture at LSE on January 22nd

  A new free public lecture has been announced by the London School of Economics which i should probably attend.   I have never really understood how a single gunshot in the Balkans started a World War…… According to the LSE … Continue reading

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Journey’s End Back for Limited West End Season July 19th – Sept 3rd

David Grindley’s production of RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End will play a seven-week season from July 22nd at the Duke of York Theatre. This excellent play, which I saw on Broadway in 2007, is set in the days leading up to … Continue reading

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The Poetry is in the Pity – Donmar Warehouse June 2nd

I’m posting this one for my husband who has a thing for World War I poetry.   The Donmar is having various poetry sessions all week but at 2:30pm on June 2nd the performance will be called The Poetry is in … Continue reading

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