Trench Brothers
HMDT Music

A cross-curricular arts project for primary schools focusing on the achievements and contributions of ethnic minority soldiers during the First World War, featuring a new music theatre work.


In school events. If your school would be interested in taking part or finding out more, please contact us on 0208 882 8825, or visit our website to fill in an application form.


Alongside the dedicated Education Zone offering contextual information and 90 lesson plans and activities, students receive: an artefacts handling workshop and visit from an Indian soldier costumed interpreter delivered by the National Army Museum; puppet making sessions with Little Angel Theatre to create their own force of Trench Brother puppets from the Indian Army and British West Indies Regiments; and a composition workshop to set a Letter Home they have written following research into a designated soldier, to music.

The project culminates on the 17 October at the Brighton Dome with an interactive performances of a new music theatre work by acclaimed jazz composer Julian Joseph and award winning composer Richard Taylor in which students perform with their puppets and a professional team of artists.

Trench Brothers will work with 8 schools in Brighton and the South East.