To the Light of the Morning…

| November 11, 2018

…I’ll let it in This day, 11 November 2018…a hundred years has passed and in my time I have hoped to bring to you…connection. These words have followed my path as I have followed the trails of the Great War from the June heat of Gallipoli to the cold gusts of a November Western Front. […]

Great War Remembered Concert – 2018

| November 10, 2018

St. Martin’s Cathedral: The Great War Remembered Concert We have steadied ourselves against the wind as we wait for the wooden doors to open. There are many of us here outside amidst the gusts of wind. Awaiting the performance, we watch as seats fill…several have been before but today is a first for this part […]

Meanwhile…on the buses

| November 8, 2018

Lest We Forget The day begins with a walk to the National Army Museum [NAM]. Along the way a Poppy Appeal bus attracts my attention. Quickly the camera is out, but the bus changes course…we continue along our urban streetscape, pass by wreaths adorning shops, Chelsea Barracks and a remembrance display at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. […]

Thoughts for November

| November 4, 2018

The 5th for the 11th This day of days – peace. Days before – rumoured endings. Does the rumble grow quiet, with this stoppage of time? As we await with eagerness, for a new tomorrow? (12:52 AM) Asleep at one time this evening I awaken to the repeated poppity-pop of fireworks and ‘crackers. Roman candles […]

The horrors of war as classic horror film

| October 26, 2018

Nosferatu and Westfront 1918 The 1922 German horror film Nosferatu was directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau. This unauthorized version, now a masterpiece of the Expressionist film movement, was adapted from author Bram Stoker’s book Dracula (1897), a treatise on the fears and anxieties that existed within Victorian society. Murnau was a veteran of the Great […]