Commemorating World War One: Conflict and Creativity is a public engagement project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to design and deliver events to commemorate the First World War centenary.

The project is co-ordinated by Cardiff University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO), co-directed by Dr Clair Rowden, School of Music, and Dr Monika Hennemann, School of Modern Languages, and supported by Dr Rachelle Barlow, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Music.

Upcoming events include:

11-12 November: International Artistic Creation during WWI

Symposium in collaboration with and held at National Museum Cardiff

International scholars from the UK and Leuven, Heidelberg and Brown Universities discuss WWI in music, literature, visual cultures, history, philosophy and psychology.

11 November: Recital: Sir Thomas Allen

Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, National Museum Cardiff, 7pm

Recital of WWI songs by the world-renowned baritone, accompanied by Caroline Dowdle

12 November: Composed Scenes from the First World War

Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, National Museum Cardiff, 1.05pm

Piano recital by Iwan Llewyln-Jones

13 November: Welsh-language WWI Talks

Yr Hen Lyfrgell, 12pm

  • ‘“Eilun Coll”: Eluned Morgan, O. M. Edwards a heddychwyr Y Deyrnas’ (Prof E. Wyn James)
  • ‘“Pacifist â’r pwyslais ar y fist”: T. Gwynn Jones a’r Rhyfel Mawr’ (Dr Llŷr Lewis)

13 November: Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra, Somme100Film: The Battle of the Somme

On Remembrance Sunday, join us to remember those who fell at the Battle of the Somme. The afternoon will begin with a discussion of propaganda and the battle with Dr John Jewell and Dr Toby Thacker, and conclude with a screening of the Imperial War Museum’s 1916 silent film by Geoffrey Malins and J B McDowell with live accompaniment by Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra. Music score (2006) by Laura Rossi.


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