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Brittle Heart

Brittle Heart is a season of work to commemorate both the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One as well as women’s right to vote, and will look at the world a century ago and aim to draw comparisons with 2018 and the future. The armistice commemoration will be led by a unique collaboration between the orchestras of two UNESCO Cities of Music in a performance of Britten’s War Requiem.

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Hannover NDR Philharmonic, under the baton of Andrew Manze, are joining together to mark this significant historical anniversary with their choirs and an international soloist line-up. They will perform Britten’s great work, which uses texts from World War One poet Wilfred Owen. It will take place in the awe-inspiring setting of Liverpool Cathedral on 10 November (the day before Remembrance Sunday), preceded the week before, with a performance in Hannover’s Grosses Sendesaal concert hall.

In addition to this, the city will be shining a light to remember the fallen, as the names of nearly 14,000 Liverpool men who lost their lives during World War One will be beamed on to the ground of Exchange Flags from Tuesday 6 November.

Other commemorations include The Hall of Remembrance in Liverpool Town Hall (as well as a special showreel featuring real footage of Liverpool during World War One), St Johns Beacon being lit up with specially designed Poppy lighting, a portrait of World War One soldier and poet Wilfred Owen in the form of a building projection, and a traditional Service of Remembrance at St George’s Hall. For more information on these events, please view our official press release here.

As part of Brittle Heart, we have included a range of INSPIRE education resources – from Liverpool Parish Church, Our Lady & St Nicholas – for Early Years, KS1 and KS2, which can be viewed here>

Please see below all #BrittleHeart events taking place across Liverpool City Region.

Service of Remembrance 2018

Service of Remembrance 2018

Photo Gallery & Video Liverpool turned out in the thousands to St George's Hall to commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice, and to remember all of those lost in conflict.
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Shining a light to remember the fallen

Shining a light to remember the fallen

The names of nearly 14,000 Liverpool men who lost their lives during World War One will be beamed on to the ground at Exchange Flags from Tuesday 6 November.  The
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A Dream of Wilfred Owen by David Charters

A Dream of Wilfred Owen by David Charters

7:00pm – 9:00pm (doors open at 7pm) Thursday, November 1, 2018 In a play, written
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Bullets and Daffodils: A Wilfred Owen Musical

Bullets and Daffodils: A Wilfred Owen Musical

Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm November 2018 sees the centenary of the end
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In conversation with Michael Morpurgo

In conversation with Michael Morpurgo

As part of the Wilfred Owen Commemoration 2018, the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum will
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Great War Exhibition 2018

Great War Exhibition 2018

The 6th Annual Great War Exhibition held by the Merseyside Branch of the Western Front
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A Concert of Remembrance

A Concert of Remembrance

Sunday, November 4, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm A Concert of Remembrance with the Wirral Symphonic
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A Seminar with Gladys Mary Coles

A Seminar with Gladys Mary Coles

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm Gladys Mary Coles, an expert on Wilfred Owen
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The Burying Party Screening + Crew Q&A

The Burying Party Screening + Crew Q&A

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm WINNER of 15 awards, including: - Best Picture
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The Burying Party Screening + Director and Cast Q&A

The Burying Party Screening + Director and Cast Q&A

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm WINNER of 15 awards, including: - Best Picture
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WW1 Poets and Music: Anthem for Doomed Youth

WW1 Poets and Music: Anthem for Doomed Youth

SOLD OUT There are Balcony seats available for this concert. Please call the Box Office
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An Evening with the War Poets’ Violins

An Evening with the War Poets’ Violins

Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm Steve Burnett used a branch from a sycamore
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Wilfred Owen – In Memoriam

Wilfred Owen – In Memoriam

Friday, November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm As part of the Wilfred Owen Commemoration 2018,
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Birkenhead Library Open Day

Birkenhead Library Open Day

Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm Birkenhead Central Library will be hosting an open
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The Burying Party Screening

The Burying Party Screening

Saturday, November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm Best Picture at the New York Film Awards
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Britten War Requiem

Britten War Requiem

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral
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DaDaFest Marks Remembrance Day

DaDaFest Marks Remembrance Day

DaDaFest is working with artist Faith Bebbington and Royal British Legion to produce a series
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Give Peace a Chance – Songs around the Truce Statue

Give Peace a Chance – Songs around the Truce Statue

The last bomb-site in Liverpool, St Luke’s is testament to the brave people who lived
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