Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Celebrating Postman's Park

As part of its Watts in the City programme, the Watts Gallery has organised an event in Postman's Park next Wednesday which looks well worth a visit. The Memorial itself has been freshened up - see the newly legible writing in the picture above - and an interpretative plaque will be unveiled. (It's already in situ and is a lovely match for the memorial plaques themselves.)

The full programme for the afternoon of Wednesday 3 June (updated, and now online here) includes:

12 noon: welcome

12.15: Talk on GF Watts by Mark Bills, Curator of the Watts Gallery

12.30: Talk on heroes by John Price, author of Postman's Park: GF Watts' Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice

1pm: The Actors' Temple
present Postman's Park

1.30: Unveiling of the new plaque

2.00: Celebration tea

2.30: The Actors' Temple present Postman's Park

3.15: Performance of Heroes of Ev'ry Day Life - the first in 100 years. This song about the heroes by George Horncastle and Felix McGlennon will be performed by baritone Alexander Knox.

3.30: Performance of extracts from Daniel Hit by a Train by Lone Twin Theatre

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