Terrible Beauty: music and writing of the First World War

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 19:30
Venue: 
The Chapel, King's College London
Location: 
London, WC2R 2LS

Out of the debris of the First World War emerged some of the most haunting literature and music of the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty will take us through the tumult of the times through an evening of songs, music and writings from combatants and non-combatants, men and women, responding to the conflict from Great Britain and beyond. It will include performances by the British tenor Andrew Kennedy and readings by the poet-critic Angela Leighton, among others. This concert is organised in conjunction with the British Academy conference First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity and is in collaboration with King's College London and Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA).