Wilfred Owen (18 March 1893 [Oswestry] - 4 November 1918 [France]) is widely recognised as one of the greatest voices of the First World War. His self-appointed task was to speak for the men in his care, to show the ‘Pity of War’.
Owen’s enduring and influential poetry is evidence of his bleak realism, his energy and indignation, his compassion and his great technical skill.
Join in a remarkable day of MUSIC, POETRY and HISTORICAL LECTURES to celebrate the life and works of our own Shrewsbury son – WILFRED OWEN, the poet. His poetry and life are to be celebrated in Shrewsbury.