This film tells the story of how the WW1 archives of Milton Keynes, held may Living Archive, have been interpreted through music.
This May experience an evening of new compositions, music and film inspired by WW1. Living Archive has been working with Steven McDaniel, young talented songwriters, musicians and film makers to commission new works inspired by the WW1 stories held by Living Archive. This six month project builds on the previous work of the Living Archive Band, and new music, songs and films will be screened and performed live on Friday 29 May, 7pm at MK Gallery’s Event Space by this talented ensemble of performers.
Inspired by the diaries, letters and images of people in Milton Keynes during WW1, this one-off performance will provide a space for people to celebrate and reflect on the people, the lives and the poignant and powerful stories that are still relevant today.
Steven McDaniel says: ‘It is wonderful to work with such a passionate group of young people and great that Living Archive has given them this opportunity to work together and perform live…’ This project is just one of a series of projects funded through Great War MK by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Great War Remembered – an evening of film and music is free but pre-booking is required from MK Gallery website (http://www.mkgallery.org/events/2015_05_29/friday_night_film/).
The Milton Keynes Book of Days of the Great War, launched in early November by Living Archive, is available at £14.99 until 30th November… after which rrp £20 applies.
It covers all six towns and 41 villages of the MK Borough, and every date of the year during the years 1913 -1919.
There are sample pages on http://www.greatwarmemoriesmk.co.uk/uploads/3/0/1/4/30144729/january.pdf
… and see attached Book of Days Leaflet.