Interactive WW1 Exhibition
Saturday 12th March – 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 13th March – 1.00pm – 5.00pm
The heart of events at the church will be a World War 1 art exhibition with over 20 large reproductions including poster art, pictures showing the war on the land, on the sea and in the air, reflective paintings, German women’s war art and all of Stanley Spencer’s war memorial paintings. There will also be displays of local war memorabilia from the church and other sources. There will be opportunities to respond to the exhibition in writing and art, and displays by pupils from local schools exploring the themes of war, peace and reconciliation.
Severn and Somme
Redcliffe Films (PG)
Saturday 12th March – 4.00pm – 5.00pm
The film tells the story of the Life of Ivor Gurney who was a soldier in World War 1. He longed for his beloved Gloucestershire when at war but, on return, his nightmare of the trenches was set to haunt him. Slowly going mad, he died in a mental asylum, but in his lifetime he was recognised not only as a brilliant poet but also as a musical genius. The film contains some of his most poignant music and poetry.
Sunday 13th March – 6.30pm
St Nicholas Church
This service will celebrate ‘Peace and Reconciliation’ with Churches Together in Bilbrook and Codsall. The address will be given by the Very Revd John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral.
Refreshments will be available after the service.