War of Words - Soldier-Poets of the Somme

War of Words – Soldier-Poets of the Somme

Autumn Festival of Ideas 2014


Please note: This event took place in Nov 2014

180 mins

More poets and writers took part in the battle of the Somme than any other battle in history, among them Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, David Jones, and JRR Tolkien. This new BBC film looks at how these men served in the same trenches, fought in the same attacks and wrote poetry and prose that has shaped the way people remember the Great War.

This special evening includes a preview of the new BBC film War Of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme and panel discussion.

This event is part of Bristol 2014, a partnership programme commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War.

This event is free: book tickets via Eventbrite and bring your confirmation on the day.

Image credit: Mireia O'Prey