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The Oradour 70 Exhibition

Oradour Poetry Evening Saturday 7 June 7.30pm

As part of the Oradour 70 exhibition at Beach Creative Galleries, Beach House, Beach Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5PT (June 4-17) there will be an evening of poetry, music, humour and drama.

The event is free (limited seating) and will last approximately 2 hours, with an interval, starting at 7.30pm.

The emphasis will be on war related poetry and will look at many aspects of war from different viewpoints and different poets – some famous, some not. Among the poems being read will be some by Ian Sabey, an Australian born in England, he served in the allied forces in World War II. He wrote his poems while a prisoner in Austria and they give a rich and moving account of that experience. His daughter, Christina Carr will be In the audience on June 7.

Oradour 70 is a collection of photographs, by Alan Porter, of the French village Oradour-sur-Glane, the scene of a massacre on 10th June 1944 that left 642 villagers dead. The ruins of the village now stand with poignant dignity and a strange beauty as a permanent memorial. The exhibition explores what we can learn from such war crimes.

Alan’s photographs are accompanied by poems by John Grant and artwork and an installation by Mandy Troughton.

June 4 – 17 2014 : Open every day from 10am – 4pm

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