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The Poet Who Loved the War: Ivor Gurney

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The Lansdown8 Clifton Road, Bristol, South-West, BS81AF, United Kingdom
On Monday 25 June 2018 at 19:30

Uncover the remarkable story of the First World War soldier-poet-composer who broke all the rules. Ivor Gurney joined up in the hope that the ordered army life would help ease a mental health condition. Initially this shock therapy worked, but eventually the realities of war took their toll and he spent the last 15 years of his life in an asylum.

The poetry he wrote there is uniquely powerful – capturing the experience of the ordinary soldier. Gurney was also an accomplished composer and all the music used in the film is his own, some of it hauntingly written on the Western Front.

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