WWI theme to concert in Holloway

Commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the six-piece band Aftermath is presenting All Quiet On The Western Front, at Holloway’s Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall on Tuesday, August 5, from 7.30pm.

Short passages of text from Erich Maria Remarque’s anti-war classic will be read, interwoven with extracts from Mick Jones’s play The Soldiers Have Taken Our Horses Away, a version of which was broadcast on Radio Derby in 1993.

The readings wiill be interspersed with songs, including original musical settings to poems written by Philip Larkin, Siegfried Sassoon and Cicely Fox-Smith.

In the other half, Nah Pooh To All That will lead a Great War sing-a-long, inviting members of the audience to join in with communal singing, and to contribute with songs, poems, and perhaps very short sketches appropriate to the Great War. Contributions may be accepted on the day but would-be participants will be more likely to be asked to perform if they contact Mick Jones in advance on 07941 836301.

Proceeds will be given to Help The Heroes. Tickets (£10 in advance, £12 on the door) are available from Dave Carless 01773 856545.