Lest We Forget - Poetry of the Great War


Since September 2011, I have been doing monthly WW1 poetry readings at the National Trust's Sandham Memorial Chapel.

Remaining dates for 2017:-
  • Sunday 15th October
  • Sunday 5th November
  • Sunday 3rd December
Please note there are no additional charges for the poetry readings . 

"Our visit enhanced by some superb poetry readings by one of the volunteers"   Sep'13

"I've been so many times ..... and have enjoyed poetry readings there"   Jul'13

"... there was also a man reading WW1 poems which made it magical."  Feb'16

'Was quite emotional especially as we had a lovely speaker reciting war poetry".  Aug'17

I will  also be giving a talk at the Sandham Memorial Chapel on  Tuesday 26th September 2017, commencing  at 11am,  entitled 'Lest We Forget: Poetry & Remembrance of the Great War', which examines the ways we  commemorate the Great War,  e.g. Unknown Warrior, Cenotaph, Poppy Appeal, etc., interspersed with reading of some of its best known and most iconic poetry. See more