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Film "Battle of the Somme" 11/11/2016 at 7:30 pm

Film Screening: The Battle of the Somme (1916)

Friday, 11 November, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Merton Art Space, Wimbledon Library, Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NB 

On Friday 11 November, as part of Remembrance Day commemorations and to mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme (18 November 1916), we will be hosting a second screening of this important documentary. 

Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and film was perceived by the public. In the year of its release around 20 million people, almost half the population of Britain at the time, watched The Battle of the Somme, many hoping to see the image of a loved-one or friend captured on film. These momentous audience numbers make The Battle of the Somme one of the most popular films in British Cinema history. 

The silent film will be accompanied by Laura Rossi's orchestral score which, screened in Merton's new Art Space, will no doubt be a moving experience. 

In addition to the screening, there will be exhibitions displaying research on the life stories of Merton men who fought and died in the battle and how Merton newspapers reported on this momentous battle. 

The screening will take place on 11 November, from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the new Merton Art Space, Wimbledon Library. 

To book for this event:

Telephone 020 8545 3239/4038 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Link: http://cis.photoarchive.merton.gov.uk/news/2016/09/the-battle-of-the-somme-1916



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