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Wednesday 21st  November 2018

at 10:30am in the Oriel Suite
National Museum Cardiff
, Cathays Park, Cardiff  CF10 3NP

‘From Pembrokeshire to Passchendale and Perth : my family and the writers and artists with whom they fought’

A talk by Professor Tony Curtis



Christopher Williams (1873-1934), The Welsh Division at Mametz Wood,

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2018 will be a special year of remembrance as the ‘War to End All Wars’ is commemorated after one hundred years. Tony Curtis will give an illustrated talk and readings from his work and from the classic World War One poets and artists.

He will trace some of the stories of the Barrah family from Tallyhoo Farm in Llangwm to the Battle of Jutland, the Battle of Cambrai and a grave alongside those of Chinese labourers; to Perth, Australia and Hollywood. He will read from the work of amongst others Siegfried Sassoon, Kate Roberts, Hedd Wyn, David Jones, Wyn Griffiths, R.S.Thomas and Bertrand Russell. He will illustrate his talk with the music of Vaughan Williams and the art of Paul Nash, David Jones, Charles Burton, E.H. Shepherd, Henry Moore, Lucy Kemp-Welsh and Frank Brangwyn.

Tony has produced three books on the subject of war and is the only poet from Wales to have published a collection dedicated entirely to the subject.  War Voices (Seren 1995) brought together poems from the American Civil War, through the two world wars to the Balkans conflict and the nuclear threat. His anthology After the First Death is a definitive collection of the Welsh experience of War. Seren published a companion volume of essays: Wales at War: Critical Essays on Literature and Art.

The admission charge, to include post-lecture coffee and biscuits in the Oriel Suite, is 8 for tickets ordered in advance or 10 on the door.

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‘From Pembrokeshire to Passchendale and Perth :
my family and the writers and artists with whom they fought ’

A talk by Professor Tony Curtis
 
10.30 am on Wednesday 21st November 2018
in the Oriel Suite,  National Museum Cardiff

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