100 years ago this year, one of the bloodiest battles known to human history
had just begun.
Near 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed in the Battle of the Somme which
continued from the 1st July until 18th November, 1916. As these heroes
packed up their troubles and marched on to fight for their King and Country,
songs and poems became a way to boost their morale, articulate their losses
and celebrate their successes. These songs and poems remain with us today
and on the centenary of the Somme we will recall them together to remember
those men and women who fought for us in the Great War.
On the 8th July 2016 we invited you to step back with us to 1916 to watch, participate
and enjoy an evening of the music that united so many through one of
the darkest chapters of human history. Listen to the rousing house brass
band, the love letters of the Tommy and the infamous writers from the era
whilst canapés were provided and locally brewed Hook Norton ale was served.
We were overjoyed that Singing for the Somme, our debut production sol out and that we were able to give £500 to both the Royal British Legion and The Katharine House Hospice.