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A National Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme Evening Concert.
1st July 2016 7:15pm 
Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Higher Blackley, M25 2SW.  venue link
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A National Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme Evening Concert

The Battle of the Somme resulted in over one million casualties on the Western Front and touched the lives of millions of families at home. To commemorate the centenary of the battle, Heaton Park will host an evening concert on Friday 1 July. The concert offers the opportunity to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice made by so many.

Starting at 7.30pm on Friday 1st July 2016, the concert features soldiers songs from the time performed by a national children's choir, interwoven with archive film. A breath-taking dance piece will then be followed at approx. 8.30pm by the Hallé Orchestra, who will play several well known pieces linked to the First World War, including a piece by George Butterworth, a young English composer who died at the Somme.

The concert will also feature a range of letters, poems and diary entries depicting the lives of those affected by the Somme, including a specially commissioned poem read by author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay. It will finish at sundown at 9.45pm.

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William Norbury
[28/06/2016 08:08]
Im booked on and I think a worthy tribute
[24/06/2016 10:09]
what a great tribute and way to remember, this will be an interesting night, who is coming along??