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Friday, 12 June 2015

More Dunsden events after successful launch of Wilfred Owen trail


The Dunsden Owen Association has been celebrating the successful launch of its innovative smartphone app which guides visitors on a Wilfred Owen-themed trail around the village. The trail is also available from owenindunsden.org as a leaflet and in full text form. A quiz for children is also available.

Other events

'In the English Style' – a concert of piano & vocal music including the premiere of a setting of Owen's Dunsden poem 'Deep under turfy grass'
Saturday, 20th June at 7.30pm, Christ Church, Jubilee Square, Woking GU21 6YG

A varied and exciting programme will include piano music (Parry & Gurney) together with vocal music (Finzi, Howells, Quilter & Vaughan-Williams, and others).  The songs are settings of poems by English poets, including Masefield, Rosetti, Shakespeare and Tennyson.

The concert will also include music by Reading based composer David Breeze.  In addition to a trio of pieces for piano, Nigel & Matthew are excited to be giving the first performance of David’s setting of Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Deep under Turfy Grass’. Tickets (which include interval drinks) are available from Nigel Evans-Thompson (01483 854095 or nigel@evans-thompson.co.uk) and cost £10 (£9 concessions) if booked in advance or £12 (£11 concessions) on the night.

Shakespeare in Dunsden: The Pantaloons' 'Much Ado About Nothing', Sunday 19 July

Shakespeare's timeless summer comedy of masks, music and mistaken identities in an open air performance at Dunsden Village Hall. Bring along a picnic and something to sit on to watch this young vibrant theatre company bring a vital sense of "play" back to classical performance. 

Tickets:  Adults £12, Family £30, Students £8, Children £6 available from the Pantaloons' website. Tickets on the night, if available: Adults £15, Family £36, Students £8, Children £6.

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The Dunsden Owen Association exists to celebrate the life and work of the First World War poet Wilfred Owen
who lived in the village of Dunsden, South Oxfordshire from 1911–13.