Music of World War One Family Discovery Day

Chiltern Arts Festival is an exciting and distinctive new initiative to bring music, literature and art to the towns and villages in and around the Chiltern Hills.

The Music of World War One – Discovery Day is a family event is part of this new festival taking place in Henley this Sunday, 4 February between 10-3pm at Henley Town Hall.

Pop along anytime between 10am and 3pm to try some traditional wartime fare provided by Eat Real Food and real wartime artefacts displayed by Mike Willoughby from the Henley Lest We Forget Project.

Plus events throughout the day…

10.30am Traditional wartime songs performed by Patricia Hammond and Matt Redman on authentic instruments and in authentic costume!

11am Expert on the popular wartime songs of the UK and the USA, Professor William Brooks (University of York and University of Illinois) takes the time to discuss these tunes with Graham Topping

11.30pm Tom Appleton and Ben Horden perform Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad

12pm Traditional wartime songs from Patricia Hammond and Matt Redman

1.30pm The Come and Sing Company invite you to join them for a singalong to some of your favourite wartime songs including ‘Keep the Homefires Burning’, ‘It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary’ and many more that you’re sure to recognise! All ages welcome – fun for all the family!

2.30pm Gillian Cross, renowned author of children’s books including The Demon Headmaster, announces and reads some of the winning entries from our poetry competition.

Entry for Under 18s is free and £5 for Adult all day ticket.

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