DAY 52

The voice of a blackbird

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About the Project

The 100 DAYS project is a partnership between IWM and 26, exploring the lives of 100 individuals who experienced the First World War, and 100 organisations which have commemorated the centenary.

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Meet the Writers

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  • Francis Ledwidge’s poetry and that of other wartime poets has shaped how we view the conflict today. Learn more about poets of #FWW and their stories here: Read the #centena which Ledwidge inspired here:

  • Francis’ birthplace in Slane, Ireland is now a museum when you can discover more about his life, experience of #FWW and his poetry which inspired our #centena #oftheday. Visit their website here:

  • Raqs Media Collective: Not Yet At Ease explores the history of psychological disorders after the #FWW. Using poetry and performance this immersive artwork is inspired by letters written by Indian soldiers. Opening @firstsite #Colchester this week @1418NOW

  • The #centena #oftheday was inspired by Irish War Poet Francis Ledwidge. Read ‘The Voice of a Blackbird’ by Tom Collins here: