Thursday 2 December 2010

A Night on the Island

‘Strange Meetings’, Watershed Bristol

Part of the Festival of Ideas winter season 

Harry Ricketts’ in discussion with Professor Paul Gough. 

Harry Ricketts' new book, Strange Meetings, looks at the actual encounters, or near-encounters between the war poets and the influence they had on each other, including Siegfried Sassoon's first, blushing meeting with Rupert Brooke over kidneys and bacon at Eddie Marsh's breakfasts before the war, through famous moments like Sassoon's encouragement of Wilfred Owen when both were in hospital at the same time, to the poignant meeting between Edward Thomas' widow and Ivor Gurney in 1932, and the last, strange lunch of Sassoon and David Jones in 1964, half a century after the great war began. Paul Gough’s recent book 'A Terrible Beauty': War, Art and Imagination 1914-1918 covered the visual arts and the war.

Bristol Drawing Club met up at at Spike Island for ‘A NIGHT ON THE ISLAND’, an interactive evening of drawing, visuals and music. This event is part of an ongoing collaboration with Drawn, a collective of artists, producers, musicians, VJs and promoters who want to see innovative and original music and art spread across Bristol and the South west.

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