WILFRED OWEN 100: THE LAST 100 DAYS

18 July 2018 | Bethany Reynard

A new brochure listing events in Shropshire to remember the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death and the end of the First World War has been launched.

The brochure has been published by Shrewsbury Heritage on behalf of Shropshire Remembers, the county’s First World War partnership.

It lists events over 100 days from early August to the centenary of Armistice day on 11th November when Shropshire will be joining the national remembrance of this historic day. A host of organisations is putting on special events to remember Wilfred Owen and the First World War to pay tribute to him and the thousands of soldiers who gave their lives during the conflict. An online version can be found here.

This programme will conclude in a large‐scale commemoration this year of the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s death. With a focus on Shrewsbury and Oswestry, Shropshire’s Wilfred Owen 100 will remember him with poetry readings, a First World War Film Festival, music, talks, new artworks, themed guided walks, open art competition and much more.

Events will reflect the emotion, exhibitions, installations and projects from the 2014 – 2018 commemorative period and celebrate one of Shropshire’s most renowned sons.