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To the Fallen (and their dream)

Though decades have passed since their glory,
If the war to end wars their belief,
Did they give up their lives for a story,
Scant remembrance if short was the peace.

What value life given in battle,
When the voice of the fallen unheard,
Allows sabre to once again rattle,
To prove that no lesson was learned.

So let the heroes of past generations,
Teach us well lest their memory be shamed,
And never more in the name of a nation,
Need some foreign field corner be claimed.

For all time then in heartfelt contrition,
As proof that their death songs resound,
Bring their dream of wars end to fruition,
With respect then the peace can be found.

by Andrew Tovey

Forthcoming Events

Claire Allain - Jewellery Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable "Sketches", like little mini contemporary paintings

Eighteen - The Lost Generation - Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916.Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served.

Katharina Klug - Craft Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter's wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction.

Suffrage -Textiles Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Textiles celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. An exhibition focusing on textile art and political expression to mark the Centenary of Women's Suffrage. In the early 20th Century women used skills learned at home to give voice to their political struggle; in aprons, ribbons and banners they visually propelled their call for universal suffrage to a wider audience.
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