Journey through Conflict: From then until now
A Powerful Event Fusing Art, Music, Theatre, Testimony From Veterans
Commemorating the Centenary of the end of WW1, Major General Andy Salmon (rtd) CMG OBE, leads us through a unique event, charting the experiences of servicemen & women in conflict from WW1 through to WW2, the Troubles and to recent campaigns, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fused with the artwork, voices, poetry and stories of our veteran servicemen & women telling of their personal journey through conflict, injury and rehabilitation. Told with unflinching honesty, grit and humour, their courage and bravery is both uplifting and inspiring.
This artistic event features performances by International One handed Concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy of music composed and arranged for injured service personnel following WW1 and arranged for this event.
Major-General Andy Salmon (rtd) CMG OBE, spent 36 years in the Royal Marines and is a former Commandant General, Head of Service. He served in many global conflicts, including The Troubles, The Falklands War, Angola, Sierra Leone, The Balkans and Iraq. Three tours of duty in Iraq spanned 19 years: from 1991 and the Kurdish humanitarian crisis, to 2003 in the Green Zone, Baghdad, and to 2008/9 when he was the last British General in Basra, closing down the UK Campaign. He retired from the services in 2013.
He now produces, directs and narrates the Journey Through Conflict events. Uniquely fusing original artworks and live music, Andy shares his experiences and learning from conflict to inspire people to seek peace and reconciliation. Featuring veteran servicemen & women from WW2-Present day. “Inspiring, moving and ultimately uplifting”
Featuring WW1 Recruitment reenactment, Poetry, Personal Testimony, Classical Music, Song, ending with a poignant and Rousing Finale marking 100 years since the Armistice.
Thursday 18 October 2018, 7.30pm Clifton Cathedral Bristol
Thursday 25 October 2018, 7.30pm St James’s, Piccadilly
Sunday 28 October 2018 7.30pm Shirley Hall Canterbury
Friday 9 November 2018, 7.30pm Exeter Cathedral
For more information and tickets please see: https://journeythroughconflict.org/ww1-from-then-until-now/