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A Dream of Wilfred Owen was imagined and then written by David Charters. In a series of episodes, both imagined and real, it tells of how the ghost of Wilfred Owen haunts a man. But then the ghost appears in the dying light to speak of his boyhood in Birkenhead, the love and admiration he holds for his fellow soldiers and how he wrote those searing, sorrowful. angry, deep-reaching poems – all leading to his death in the Great War. Traditional songs will be performed by the local Orange Zebra (a musical band from Oxton) with songs sung by Jenny Airey. David will play the ghost of Owen and Ieuan Cilgwri …the man haunted by images of war.
“I have a sense of truth in telling this story,” said David, who has been a journalist and writer for more than 50 years. He is best known for his weekly column, which ran for almost 25 years on the old Daily Post, and his Bard of Birkenhead column which feature every Tuesday in the Wirral edition of the Liverpool Echo.
A Dream of Wilfred Owen will be performed at 7.30 pm (doors open from 7pm) on Thursday November 1st at the Williamson Art Gallery.
Admission £5. Tickets can be booked in advance from Eventbrite
The gallery is fully accessible with a ramp, designated parking and accessible facilities.Please be considerate of our neighbours when parking either in our Mather Road car park or on street, alternatively carpool with friends, use public transport or walk if you are able. For more information on access, please contact the gallery – 0151 666 3537.