Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015

GMM News

Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015 (GMM2015) celebrates the little-known stories and artworks of creative artists, including the composer William Denis Browne of the Royal Naval Division (RND), who fought in the Third Battle of Krithia, Gallipoli, on 4th June 1915.

The RND was based in Blandford Forum, Dorset, where the Parochial Church Council, nine schools and two museums, are working with GMM2015 to create exciting learning resources for local and national primary, secondary and adult groups to learn about the artists at Krithia and the postwar reconciliation between combatants.

On 27th February, 2017,an enthusiastic audience in Blandford Church enjoyed storytelling from Archbishop Wake School pupils and The Fateful Voyage, a dramatisation of the journey of Rupert Brooke and friends from Blandford to Gallipoli with Kate Kennedy, (author and narrator), Matthew Sandy (tenor) and Simon Over (piano).

Ghislaine Peart, textile artist, has completed the 6ft x 4ft (1.83m x 1.22m) banner, 'They have become our sons as well', commissioned by GMM2015 to hang in Blandford Parish Church. The banner will be exhibited in Salisbury Cathedral in June 2018. See pictures

GMM2015 is grateful for the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund South West

British attack at Gallipoli, 4 June 1915
© Imperial War Museums (Q 70701)