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 1915 journey of Rupert Brooke and friends from Blandford to Gallipoli. Kate Kennedy wrote and performed The Fateful Voyage with Matthew Sandy (tenor) and Simon Over (piano). Ghislaine Peart, textile artist, explained her designs for the banner to hang in the church. See pictures

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


British attack at Gallipoli, 4 June 1915
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