One Hundred Years On

One Hundred Years On

Children from local schools Merton Junior, Preston Candover CE Primary and Saxon Wood Special School came together at The Anvil for the culmination of a unique Great War project.

The project, commissioned by Anvil Arts, led the children – aided by professional musicians and arts practitioners - through workshops to an eventual performance in front of their family and friends of a wonderful programme of pre-existing and original material.

The famous literature and poetry of World War One, including Wilfred Owen’s Anthem For Doomed Youth, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields and Rudyard Kipling’s My Boy Jack, meshed powerfully with words and music which the children had written.

"incredibly impressive" Basingstoke Gazette


March 2015