Saturday 14th November
18.00 – 21.30
Concert: David Jones 1916 -The Battle of Mametz Wood by Opus Anglicanum
Hope Wolf (University of Sussex) contributed to this evening event organised by Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft:
Opus Anglicanum’s narrator Zeb Soanes (BBC Radio 4) told the story from Part 7 of David Jones’ In Parenthesis describing the battle in which he took part. The five singers performed music of Schubert, Palestrina, soldier’s songs, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s In the Crypt of the Wood, inspired by David Jones’ drawing ‘Vexilla Regis’ in Kettle’s Yard.
After the concert the evening continued at the museum with drinks, a viewing of The Animals of David Jones exhibition, and talks on David Jones by Professor Ewan Clayton and Dr Hope Wolf.
For full details please see the Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft Website.
This event was part of a theme currently being explored by the Centre for Modernist Studies on Sussex Modernism.