A recent meeting of the Dunsden Owen Association discussed some exciting new plans to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the end of the first world war. As well as the events already described on this site, it is hoped to stage a series of themed events for children and adults at Dunsden’s impressively refurbished village hall. Plans
This periodic event at All Saints Church, Dunsden provides a good opportunity to see inside the church where the young Wilfred Owen was assistant to the Rector. For more information see the church website. Sunday 18 February, 2018 Church Open Day, 10 am to 5pm Guided tours of the church and grounds Live music and
Our events list contains details of a concert performance in London on October 8 of three Owen settings by local composer David Breeze.
Description at the Wilfred Owen Association Down the close, darkening lanes they sang their way To the siding-shed, And lined the train with faces grimly gay. Their breasts were stuck all white with wreath and spray As men’s are, dead. Dull porters watched them, and a casual tramp Stood staring hard, Sorry to miss
Reading-based composer David Breeze’s setting of Wilfred Owen’s Dunsden poem ‘Deep Under Turfy Grass’ received its premiere in Woking last year. A studio recording has now been released and is available on SoundCloud. The song is performed by Nigel Evans-Thompson (Baritone) and Matthew Rickard (Piano). Recorded at University of Surrey, November 2015 by Robert Gilmour.
This review by Joyce Reed was printed in the Issue 46 of The Bridge, newsletter of the Sonning & Sonning Eye Society. Held at Coppid Hall, Binfield Heath, with the generous support of Lord & Lady Phillimore, and presented by the Dunsden Owen Association, this inventive evening was admirably introduced by Jennifer Leach, to whose
At a Dunsden Owen Association event in November 2015 we were privileged to hear Professor Peter Pearson read Owen’s ‘Deep Under Turfy Grass’ which was written while he was in Dunsden. You can hear a recording of the poem here. Read more about the poem on the website of the Wilfred Owen Association.