The Great War had a profound effect on our literary sensibilities: from the protest poetry of the trenches, through the modernists who voiced the spiritual bankruptcy of the post-war years to its resonating influence on contemporary fiction. Classical music also evolved to commemorate, inspire and mourn. Guest Curator and author of Birdsong Sebastian Faulks, biographer and broadcaster Kate Kennedy and the Cheltenham College Schola Cantorum trace how the British experience of the war has been remembered and raged against – as well as celebrated – in music and literature. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.

This event will include a 30 minute interval.

With thanks to Cheltenham College.


Cheltenham College Chapel

This magnificent building, with its glorious soaring architecture, provides an atmospheric venue for Cheltenham Festivals performances. With a seating capacity of 500, the Late Victorian Gothic chapel is externally based on the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge.

The venue ideally lends itself to choirs and brass ensembles, with its stunning acoustic and fabulous Harrison organ.

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