KENDREW BARRACKS AIRFIELD, COTTESMORE
SUNDAY 15th JUNE 2014 10am-6pm
A UNIQUE DAY OF ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES & EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE BEGINNING OF WORLD WAR 1
Accidents and emergencies: There is a Red Cross emergency vehicle. You can find this near the Main Stage at No.3 on the map in the centre of this programme.
Lost children: There is a Lost Children’s area in the Information Tent. This is near the Main Stage at No.2 on the map in the centre of this programme. Any lost children should be brought to this office, where they will be looked after until collected by a parent or guardian.
Pets: All dogs must be permanently on a lead. Please ensure that you give them sufficient water if the day is warm. Owners are responsible for removing any pet excrement.
Areas of access: The army has kindly opened the airfield area at Kendrew Barracks for this event. For security reasons, public access will not be granted to any areas away from the airfield, including the former hangars, nor to the administrative and domestic areas of the barracks. Any member of the public attempting to enter such areas is liable to be challenged by military personnel.
Thank you and have a great time!
Mobilisation is a free event and the programmes are distributed free. If you wish to show your appreciation, there will be collection points throughout the day. The proceeds will be divided between:
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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity The British Legion Arts for Rutland Prize Draw
Winning tickets will be drawn on the main stage at 5.05pm. The draw will be made from the number on entry tickets purchased in advance.
1 Prize: Mobilisation painting by Hilary Salomon
2 Prize: Hamper of sweets
3 Prize: Annual car park pass to Rutland Water
Arts for Rutland is very grateful to Hilary Salomon, Mint Sweets of Northgate, Oakham and Anglian Water for generously donating these prizes.
Lord Lieutenant of Rutland -‐ Dr. Laurence Howard OBE
As the centenary of the start of World War I approaches, I am delighted that Arts for Rutland and the army have combined to offer an event which enables the whole family to consider the impacts of this conflict.
The programme includes a wide range of activity, from an internationally renowned aerial ballet to an area for children’s games, and incorporates a newly composed setting of poems specially commissioned for Rutland school children.
The commemorations will continue through the remainder of this year, and until 2018. Thank you for supporting this, the first of such events.
Commandant, Kendrew Barracks -‐ Lieutenant Colonel Steve Lonnen MBE
All of us here within the military community are delighted to be able to share our facilities with our friends in Rutland and of course the neighbouring counties. I personally would like to thank the Lord Lieutenant and the Arts for Rutland team, for bringing to life the concept and making this event happen. We hope that every visitor to our site will feel welcomed onto the base, and enjoy what promises to be a varied and absorbing day.
Chairman, Arts for Rutland -‐ Peter Lawson DL
Arts for Rutland is committed to bringing great art to Rutland – and to do so in a way that is accessible to a wide public. Some of the hippos from the hippo trail that adorned our county some five years ago still stand by our roadsides, and many of you will remember the spectacular “Four Winds Festival” beside Rutland Water in 2011.
We are delighted this year to have worked with the army to offer you so many fascinating perspectives on the outbreak of World War I. I urge you to read the details in this programme and take part in as many activities as possible.
I must thank the Army, our sponsors and funders, the Arts for Rutland Committee and many others who have helped to make this day possible. I hope everyone enjoys themselves and has a taste of many activities, cultural, and maybe not so cultural, here in our wonderful County of Rutland!
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Compèred by Anne Davies of BBC East Midlands Today Time 10:30 10:55 11:00 11:30 12:00
13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00
15:30 15:50 16:00
Outdoor performances Displays and performances Welcome Band of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Displays and performances Rutland Concert Band A Tribute to World War 1 For programme details see page 5 Displays and performances Rutland Sinfonia Elegy for War For programme details see page 5 Displays and performances Band of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Displays and performances
Location Tent Arena Main Stage Main Stage
Tent Arena Main Stage
Gravity & Levity: Rites of War Age 12+ Doors open 11:45. For performance details see page 7. Tickets available on first come first served basis from the Information Tent. Chilwell Military Wives’ Choir Doors open 13:45.
Tent Arena Main Stage
Tent Arena Main Stage Tent Arena
Rutland Sinfonia Main Stage Elegy for War For programme details see page 5 Displays and performances Tent Arena Flypast from a World War II Dakota C-‐47 from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Rutland Concert Band Main Stage A Tribute to World War 1 For programme details see page 5 Displays and performances Tent Arena Prize draw Main Stage March past by Oakham School CCF Cadets. Salute by Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr. Laurence Howard OBE. Rutland primary schools’ choir and Rutland Voices: Wildflower Meadows world première For programme details see page 5 They shall grow not old, an extract from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon read by the Station Commandant Lieutenant Colonel Steve Lonnen MBE The Last Post, sounded by an army bugler, followed by two minutes’ silence Closing words and thanks 4
For programme details see page 5. Gravity & Levity: Rites of War Age 12+ Doors open 15:15. For performance details see page 7. Tickets available on first come first served basis from the Information Tent.
PROGRAMME OF MUSIC 11:00 and 14:00
The Band of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME Band) will play a selection of well-‐known rock and pop songs including several from the First World War era. (30 minutes) 12:00 and 16:00 Rutland Concert Band Conducted by Ian Halcrow (30 minutes) Gustav Holst March from Second Suite in F Ralph Vaughan Williams Sea Songs Michael Sweeney On the Edge of Tomorrow John Williams Hymn to the Fallen arr. James Swearingen The Legend of Danny Boy (trumpet solo: Ryan Simpson) arr. Roger Parsons Great War Melodies (Goodbye Dolly Gray, Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, It’s a long way to Tipperary, The Quartermaster’s stores) 13:00 and 15:00 Rutland Sinfonia Conducted by Paul Hilliam (30 minutes) Edward Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 George Butterworth A Shropshire Lad Robert Calow World War I Suite (Pack up your troubles, It’s a long way to Tipperary, Roses of Picardy, Keep the home fires burning) John Philip Sousa March: The Stars and Stripes Forever Edward Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations 14:00 Chilwell Military Wives’ Choir Conducted by Chris Goodall (35 minutes) Programme to include Sing, On my Own, With or Without You, Annie’s Song, a Vera Lynn Medley and It Don’t Mean a Thing 17:05 Massed Primary Schools’ Choir and Rutland Voices Conducted by Peter Davis See Pages 14 – 17 (25 minutes) Thomas Hewitt Jones Wildflower Meadows (Rutland Remembers 1914) Words by Paul Williamson I. The Lindley Bell II. Autumn III. Over the Top! IV. Hold Hard! V. Remember Me VI. Small Sacrifices VII. Wildflower Meadows
PERFORMERS IN THE CENTRAL AREAS Anne Davies Anne has presented BBC East Midlands Today since 2001 and always fronts Children In Need. Anne was awarded “Best On Screen Personality” in 2012 and we are delighted to have her with us today. REME Band Based at Arborfield Garrison near Reading, the Band of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers performs at many prestigious military and civilian events all over the world and enjoys an outstanding reputation for musical excellence. Rutland Concert Band The Rutland Concert Band was formed in 2008 to give all wind, brass and percussion players an opportunity to perform in a band. It is open to players of all levels. The aim of the band is to have fun playing and enjoy socialising as a musician. Rutland Sinfonia
Flypast by a Douglas Dakota C-‐47 from the BBMF The Douglas C-‐47 Dakota, a military version of the DC-‐3 airliner, became one of the world’s most famous military transport aircraft and saw widespread use by the Allies during World War II and worldwide thereafter. This Dakota is owned and operated by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, stationed at Coningsby in Lincolnshire. Rutland Primary Schools’ Choir and Rutland Voices The première of Wildflower Meadows is being performed by a massed choir of singers from Rutland primary schools and the newly-‐formed county youth choir, Rutland Voices. See pages 14 -‐ 17 for full details of this performance Oakham School CCF Cadets
Rutland’s highly respected amateur Oakham School Combined Cadet th orchestra, founded in 1976, aims to Force is in its 104 year. It provides bring high quality, enjoyable and training and development of some inspiring performance of orchestral 150 cadets across both Army and RAF music in its regular concerts in Oakham Sections. and Oundle. _____________________________________
IN THE PERFORMANCE BUILDING Chilwell Military Wives’ Choir
The Military Wives Choirs Foundation is a network consisting currently of some 80 choirs in military bases around Britain, Germany and further afield in places such as Cyprus and the Falklands, bringing women closer together through singing. The Chilwell Military Wives Choir, based at Chetwynd barracks celebrated its first birthday in April 2014. 6
Gravity & Levity Rites of War is a beautiful and moving performance combining dance, aerial, film and contemporary news commentary. It tells the stories of two soldiers serving in wars 100 years and over 3,000 miles apart: the Belgian battlefields of World War 1 and the streets of present day Kabul apart. Six aerialists and dancers perform this touching and evocative production on a 6m climbing wall.
For over a decade, Lindsey Butcher's Gravity & Levity has been at the forefront of aerial dance in the UK. For this new production, they have collaborated with acclaimed director/choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller and longtime BBC foreign correspondent David Loyn to unearth first-‐hand stories and portray intimate images of endurance and hope. “Breathtakingly beautiful. Not seen anything quite like it before. So moving.” Audience member “No.1 best dance show to see this month” Time Out London “Fears of emotive visual tableaux…striking and provocative……….. The show valiantly remembers and memorialises English soldiers” Total Theatre Magazine 65 minutes long (no interval) – for ages 12+ Indoor performances at 12:00 and 15:30 in the Performance Building
Tickets for both performances are available from the Information Tent and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.
Tent Arena Programme
Information & First Aid
1 – Army Command Tent 2 – Information Tent 3 – First Aid Tent (British Red Cross)
Food and Drink A – Women’s Institute Teas C – Kitschen Vintage Coffee Van E – Rutland Lions Club Barbecue G – Spar Shop I – Army Barbecue
B – Sikh Curry Stall D – BAP Mobile F/K – Ice Cream Vans H – Hero’s Bar J – Roast Baps
Displays & Performances 4 – Centre Screen Leicestershire and Rutland – Cinema A selection of films from the period of World War 1 will be shown, including public information films, moving pictures of people of that era and a star of that time Charlie Chaplin. The cinema will be situated in an army style tent so you will be transported to a bygone age to enjoy the movies as they used to be shown.
5 – Casterton Business & Enterprise College – Dulce et Decorum Est
A commemorative multi-‐arts piece by Year 9 and 10 students, with specially composed original music, 3D sculpture work and physical theatre, produced in collaboration with arts professionals sponsored by Artsmark. Taking Wilfred Owen’s poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est' as inspiration, and working with sounds, images and expressions evoked by the poem, extracts from the Michael Morpurgo’s play 'Private Peaceful' have also been inserted into the piece to offer a different perspective on World War I and its soldiers. www.rutlandcountycollege.com
6 – Royal British Legion – Oakham Branch Information regarding the services provided by the Royal British Legion, including a DVD demonstrating the work of the Legion and the services it can provide to serving and veteran military personnel and their families.
7 – Catmose College – Phantom Love The Musical
A varied programme based on World War 1, also including poetry, monologue and other vocal performances by the College students. Performances at 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30. www.catmosecollege.com
8 – WI Exhibition An exhibition about the WI from World War 1 to the present day. There will be a home economics display, photos and leaflets. There will of course be nibbles and tastes to try. A celebration of the work of the WI which was as popular in 1914 as it is today.
9 – After the Ball by Lynn Brittney
Arts for Rutland, Uppingham Theatre Company, Rutland Arts Theatre Society, Peterborough Mask Theatre, Cottesmore Players & Kendrew Barracks present a short one act play examining how World War I impacted on the lives of six people from different generations, set in a country house. The play is light hearted to begin with but the full cost of conflict soon changes the atmosphere. Performances at 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30.
10 – Oakham Town Council – Oakham during WWI
A static display telling of the formation of Oakham Parish Council, with extracts from some meetings that covered World War 1, general information about the war including maps, pictures, equipment and trench art, and a brief account of Oakham soldiers that served during World War 1 with a memorial horse shoe showing their names. oakham.leicestershireparishcouncils.org
11 – Choral Tent The Rejuvenating Choir – What's the Use of Worrying? A Tribute Set in a small piano cafe in early 1930's a group of friends chat over a few drinks and enjoy a singalong of trench and music hall songs reminiscing of when they were soldiers and nurses between 1914 and 1918. Performances at 10:30, 11:30 & 1:30 The Belvoir Wassailers – Commemorating the outbreak of the Great War The Wassailers are currently performing a series of concerts in the Belvoir district to commemorate the outbreak of the Great War. The songs are all sourced from World War 1 catalogues and include all the popular favourites from the trenches. Performances at 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 Acorn Harmony – A selection of popular songs. Performance at 3:30
12 – Rutland Library Service Stories and fun with Rutland Library Service, including giveaways for children, picture book reading space, information on the Six Book Challenge, children’s ‘Mythical Maze’ Summer Reading Challenge and Books on Prescription for Mental Health, and a display of World War I pens and letters. ‘My Hero’ storytimes for families with children under 7 yrs. at 12:30 and 2:30
13 – Rutland County Museum – Rutland in World War 1
A Call to Arms: Rutland in World War 1 exhibition, with replica handling objects and children’s ‘make your own’ World War I ID cards on our craft tables, Cottesmore History & Archaeology Group's tribute to the men of the village who fell, and displays by The Friends of Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle. www.rutland.gov.uk/museum
14 – Rutland Remembers England's smallest county played its full part in World War I. At a time when duty and fervent patriotism meant something stronger than they probably do today, men from Rutland could be found serving in dozens of different regiments and on many ships of the Royal Navy. www.rutlandremembers.org
15 – Anglian Water A display and information about the company and its activities.
16 – Rutland Artists Open Studios – Exhibition & Demonstration Artists will display a varied collection of 2D and 3D work, and they will also demonstrate their skills. www.rutlandopenstudios.co.uk
17 – Peace and War in Flanders Fields A display by Adrian Haigh, including 'War'drobe, a sculpture display, 'Peace', drapes & hanging paintings, and a fun hands-‐on demonstration for both children and adults entitled 'Mud Mud Glorious Mud -‐ nothing quite like it for Cooling the Blood....'
18 – 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment The Kendrew Barracks based Regional Support Team (RST) of Second Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, will be providing information on their recruiting activities in Rutland, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. The RST will be displaying their recruiting caravan, the lightly armoured RWIMIK Landrover and a selection of de-‐commissioned foreign and organic weapons.
19 – Oakham School Archives – The Great War Archive material of the 71 fallen Old Oakhamians who fell during World War 1. www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk
20 – Sikh Association A display of World War 1 Sikh Army Officers photographs. Sikh Police Officers, Sikh Army officers and Sikh Community members will be in attendance.
21 – Letters from a Lost Generation – 1913 to 1918 Readings from World War 1 Letters of Vera Brittain and four friends (three of whom went to Uppingham School) – her fiancé , younger brother and two close friends – edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge (1998), read by Steve Green and Jenny Wilding, by permission of Mark Bostridge and T.J. Brittain-‐Catlin, Literary Executors for the Estate of Vera Brittain. Readings at 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30. www.artsforrtuland.co.uk
22 – Western Front Association – Leicestershire & Rutland Branch A display of illustrations and written literature aimed to promote the remembrance of those who served their countries during World War 1. The object of the Association is to educate the public in the history of World War 1 with particular reference to the western front. www.leicestershireandrutlandwfa.com
23 – Leicestershire & Rutland Country Markets A display of items from the early days that would have been made in the past (but may not be appropriate now). Country Markets started as part of Women's Institute in 1919, so not quite 100 years ago, but very nearly.
24 – Uppingham Heritage Trail – Uppingham Remembers
A small display showing the photographs as well as information gathered so far on the soldiers from Uppingham that fell in the Great War, and also featuring areas of the Western Front likely to be visited by local school children, and Trench Art and other small artefacts relevant to the period.
25 – TURNER A display relating to the campaign to equip Kendrew Barracks with a number of defibrillators.
26 – Rutland Radio Rutland’s local radio station will be here to report on the day. www.rutlandradio.co.uk
27 – British Red Cross – Then and Now
The Red Cross provides practical help and support at major incidents, in the community, for asylum seekers, and in making contact between families separated by armed conflict, disaster or migration. Try the Red Cross Challenge by administering CPR for 8 minutes -‐ the ‘target’ time for an ambulance to reach an emergency life threatening incident. www.redcross.org.uk
28 – Active Rutland Community Sports Alliance – WW1 Sports Races every hour on the half hour in for all the family, in the following categories for all ages. 10:30 Bean Bag Race & Wheelbarrow Race; 11:30 Collect the Water & Sack Race; 12:30 Egg and Spoon & 3 Legged Races; 13:30 Obstacle Course; 14:30 Shuttle Relays & Hula Hoop Race; 15:30 Tug of War; throughout the day – Hopscotch, Skipping, Hula Hoops & 1914 Swings. www.activerutland.org.uk
29 – Leicestershire Northants & Rutland Army Cadet Force Climbing Wall – test your stamina in this basic Adventure Training Skill. World War I Semaphore Signals demo – have a go at World War 1 communications skills. There will also be a recruiting stand in support of our activities aimed at both adults and young people, including a display of World War 1 weaponry. www.warmycadets.com/county/leicestershire-‐northamptonshire-‐and-‐rutland-‐acf
30 – ABF The Soldiers Charity ABF The Soldiers’ Charity was formed in 1944 and is the British Army’s national charity. The Charity gives life time support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us and in return the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity provides financial assistance when they are in real need. www.soldierscharity.org
31 – 7 Theatre Logistic Regiment (7TLR) Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) Based in Germany until their move to Kendrew Barracks in 2013, the Regiment was formed from ex Polish soldiers after the Second World War. Although the Polish soldiers have long since retired, their heritage continues today with the Regiment proudly displaying the Polish Eagle or ‘Orzel’ as their badge. 7 TLR RLC are a specialist supply and distribution unit, tasked with sustaining the Army on the modern battlefield. On display will be examples of their current vehicles and specialist equipment.
Display Tents Performance Tents Food and Drink Public Access to Performance Building Access to Primary Singers Assembly Point
MAIN STAGE 1 K
Rutland Remembers 1914
1. THE LINDLEY BELL Hey ho! Hey ho, with a ding dong bell! With a hey nonino and a ding dong bell! Ring, ding-‐a-‐ding the bell! Old Lindley's chimes urge yeomen to the task! Defend the fortress nature built, The castle in a wildflower field: Its moat a meadow; walls sweet vernal-‐grass. Hear the call and mobilise! Mobilise! Urgent is the need for fighting men To fight for a plot of green earth And a patch of the infinite sky. Ring, ding-‐a-‐ding the bell! Ring, ding-‐a-‐ding the bell! Old Lindley's chimes urge freemen to take arms! Do battle for this precious gem, For quince trees in a silver field: To save the young, the old, the frail from harm. Hear the call and mobilise! Mobilise! Urgent is the need for fighting men To die for a plot of green earth And a patch of the infinite sky. Hey ho! Hey ho, with a ding dong bell! With a hey nonino and a ding dong bell! Ring, ding-‐a-‐ding the bell! Hey ho! Hey ho, with a ding dong bell!
2. AUTUMN Prepare to mount: mount! Right about wheel! Draw arms! Return arms! Sling arms! Unsling arms! Left about wheel! To the halt! Prepare to dismount: Two, three, dismount! Beneath the apple-‐scented skies The well-‐drilled chargers exercise, Their stirrups polished silver white: On every brow a brass gleams bright. They pause like hunters by a copse Where casting hounds nose out a fox. Murmuring, the starlings wheel and play: Heavy autumn clouds of wheaten grey. Gone, gone again, May, June, July, And August gone, Again gone by. Gone, gone again, Again gone by. The shrill commands and bugle calls Dissolve in noisy, soaking squalls. Invisibly, the rain-‐drenched land Clutches the horses' hoofs like hands Concealed beneath the foul terrain, Dark servants of the wind and rain. Murmuring, the starlings wheel and turn: Splitting thunder clouds that rage and burn. Gone, gone again, May, June, July, And August gone, Again gone by. Gone, gone again, Again gone by.
3. OVER THE TOP! It's a baptism of bullets: The ranging fire, the rapid fire, The spitting cracks of rifle shots, The hurlyburly of whizz-‐bangs! Up to our necks in mud so wet It slides and slithers off the spade, And filthy air blots out the sun Till nightfall comes with stinging hail. Quite calm above, five-‐nines serenely sigh: The wind cries dreamlike in the parapets Like children playing tag beneath the trees. From old King's Cross a fast train leaves at three And gets to Oakham just in time for tea. A hollow blast! The swishing shell explodes! Wakey wakey! Rise and shine! Rise and shine! Foot sloggers all, with shaking knees, With throbbing hearts and sobbing breaths, Each stammers out the selfsame prayer: Let death be peaceful. Death be quick. It's a regular inferno And no use turning back: press on! Advance! Engage! Fix bayonets! Over the top! Over the top!
4. HOLD HARD! Salvos of shells by the hundred Blow the lads to smithereens, Smash them to atoms terribly, Burying us in debris And strewing the ground with the dead. Who thought so many could die? So many dead, so many dead. Paralysed with noise and fear, And weak and faint—no rest, no sleep— No way forward, no way back: Shouting, we cheer like madmen, We cheer and shout like madmen! Hold hard, the yeomen, hold hard! Deliver fire deliberately, Shooting wildly takes few lives: Shoot first, shoot true, shoot purposely. Mechanised, the heavy guns Attack the mud with mindless rage, Peppering us with shrapnel. It robbed me of a tooth it did! Thank God for my luck, thank God! Now weak and faint—no rest, no sleep— No way forward, no way back: Shouting, we cheer like madmen, We cheer and shout like madmen! Hold hard, the yeomen, hold hard!
5. REMEMBER ME Like dead leaves in the frost they lie, Fast fading out of sight. Beneath hard winter's canopy: Lost, lost in endless night. These words shall strike their elegy In melancholy rhymes: When winter's past, remember me, Toll, toll these passing chimes. Freke and Blackett Coy and Dalby, Weetman, Gibson, Ray and Gamble, Smith and Cooper, Bloodworth, Barker, Hoyes and Harris, Lee and Powell, Laskey, Scott, And all the rest who fought, who fell: Forget them not, forget them not. No funeral, no mournful bell: In Flanders fields they lie. No heavy-‐ringing, doleful knell: In Flanders fields they died. These words shall strike their elegy In melancholy rhymes: When winter's past, remember me, Toll, toll these passing chimes.
6. SMALL SACRIFICES The sisters in their brilliant white, With scarlet crosses, poppy red, Are beacons in the fading light That gently show the way ahead. With simple words and tender hands, They dress the wounds and banish tears: Unfailing as the night descends, Instilling strength and calming fears.
A young lad with a cheeky smile Enlisted as a drummer boy. As evening falls he stays a while, His cheerful chatter spreading joy. A sergeant dreams of going home To kiss his wife and darling child; Afraid to face the road alone, His heart is touched with blessings mild. Majestically against the sky, The hills and woods are traced in shade: The moon and stars rise splendidly To dwarf the flashing cannonade. Now tranquil in the nipping air A soldier hums Abide with Me. Through selfless acts of loving care Hope gains a hard-‐fought victory. 7. WILDFLOWER MEADOWS Now May and June bring back their infantry To take possession of the fertile field With blood-‐red poppies and fritillaries, With seals of solomon and daffodils That sway and nod their heads like bells that ring, Ring out in celebration of a birth, Or bless a marriage while high voices sing A song in honour of resurgent earth And bring the bustling cavalry to bear, The dashing field mouse and the cautious shrew, While larks and blackcaps fill the teeming air With unschooled woodnotes, boisterous and true. Now summer's crowned in glittering majesty: Reflect on those who left this legacy.
Wildflower Meadows was specially commissioned by Arts for Rutland with support from the Arts Council. The music was composed by the Dulwich-‐born contemporary classical composer, Thomas Hewitt Jones. He was an organ scholar at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge and went on to win the BBC Young Composers Competition in 2003. He is best known for his compositions to accompany the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascot films and has several contemporary choral and ballet works to his name. A regular collaborator of Thomas Hewitt-‐Jones, Paul Williamson, wrote the lyrics for Wildflower Meadows.
Song 1 is set in summer at the start of World War I. The Lindley Bell refers to the regimental bell of the Leicestershire Free Yeomanry, brought back after the Boer War from Lindley in Orange Free State, South Africa. The second song highlights the difference between pre World War I cavalry fighting and trench warfare, incorporating the ‘gone, gone again’ theme from an Edward Thomas poem. In the middle of the chaos of going ‘over the top’ in Song 3 comes a strange moment of calm: when ‘five-‐nines’ (German 5.9 inch artillery shells) were fired, there was an eerie moment when you could hear them coming but did not know where they would land – and explode. The whizz-‐bangs in verse one are German high-‐velocity artillery. ‘Hold hard!’ (Song 4) was the rallying cry of Colonel Percy Evans-‐Freke of the Leicester Yeomanry who led and was killed with many of his troops at the Battle of Frezenberg (Belgium) in May 1915. The names in the central stanza of song 5 (Remember me) are taken from the Leicester Yeomanry War Memorial in Oakham Castle to the memory of those members of A Squadron Leicestershire Yeomanry who gave their lives during World War I. Colonel Evans-‐Freke’s name heads the list. Small sacrifices (Song 6) concentrates on the women of the war, the nurses and the calmness they could bring even as death approaches. It also pits war against the beauty of nature and the majesty of the night sky. The final song, Wildflower Meadows, is a sonnet. We are brought back full circle to the summer of verse 1 – but to a happier, more forward-‐looking summer. We have inherited the earth from those who have gone before, commemorating here especially the dead of World War I, but we tenant it for future generations too.
R u t l a n d M u s i c , the music hub for Rutland, is charged with implementing the National Plan for Music Education in the county. Responsibilities include widening young people’s access to singing and instrumental education and participation opportunities. The Wildflower Meadows project has involved 78% of the county’s primary schools and within these over 500 Key Stage 2 pupils have been supported to learn the commemorative piece, singing it both in school and at county-‐wide joint rehearsals. Today’s performance is the culmination of this project and the world première of Wildflower Meadows. The project has also been the launch pad for a new county youth choir, Rutland Voices, formed in May with members from most Rutland primary schools. Rutland Primary Schools taking parting the Wildflower Meadows project include: Brooke Priory ! Catmose Primary ! Cottesmore Primary, Kendrew Barracks ! Empingham C of E Primary ! Exton & Greetham C of E Primary ! Great Casterton C of E Primary ! Ketton C of E Primary ! Langham C of E Primary ! Leighfield Primary ! Oakham C of E Primary ! Ryhall C of E Primary ! St Nicholas C of E Primary, Cottesmore ! Uppingham C of E Primary ! Whissendine C of E Primary
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SUPPORT AND FUNDING Arts for Rutland is indebted to the following organisations, without whom the presentation of this event would not have been possible: Arts Council England The Ministry of Defence Community Covenant Rutland Music Sponsorship Arts for Rutland would like to acknowledge the generous support and sponsorship given by: Principal sponsors: The Rutland Trust The Oakham Memorial Institute Travis Perkins Ltd Peter and Anne Lawson Gold sponsors: Silver sponsors: Barnsdale Lodge Hotel & Restaurant C.S. Ellis Group Ltd Mike and Maureen Edwards Ruddle Merz Hambleton Hall Rutland Plastics Limited Jeakins Weir Ltd John and Elizabeth Mills Uppingham First Leicestershire & Rutland Federation of Women’s Institutes Support from Kendrew Barracks Arts for Rutland thanks the Commandant, Lt. Col. Steve Lonnen MBE of 49 (East) Brigade, the Head of Establishment of Kendrew Barracks, and all his staff for their generous help and support in offering the use of their extensive facilities and for their practical and energetic help in preparing and presenting this event. Support from Rutland Arts for Rutland is grateful for extensive assistance and support in many areas from Rutland County Council and from Voluntary Action Rutland. Charities supported Mobilisation is a free event and the programmes are distributed free. To show your appreciation, please contribute to the collections. The proceeds will be divided between: • ABF The Soldiers’ Charity • The British Legion • Arts for Rutland Arts for Rutland will make a donation towards the TURNER defibrillator at Kendrew Barracks.
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Exton Bakery & Shop - Cottesmore Road, LE15 8AN www.hambletonbakery.co.uk
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Stamford - 1 Ironmonger Street PE9 6AL Exton Bakery - Cottesmore Road, LE15 8AN www.hambletonbakery.co.uk
Learning for life Co-educational boarding and day school offering A Levels and the IB
oakham.rutland.sch.uk Find out more contact our Admissions team on 01572 758758 firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakham Town Council welcome you to this day of commemoration and remembrance at Kendrew Barracks Council Events In Cutts Close
Oakham Town Council Victoria Hall 39 High Street Oakham LE15 6AH Telephone
PROMS IN THE PARK June 28th June 29th Wrinkle Rock July 13th The Deeping Dixielanders July 27th The Melton Band August 10th The Wississippi Jazzmen August 24th Youth Brass 2000 September 7th Whatever It Takes September 14th Wrinkle Rock
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Voluntary Action Rutland Rutlandâ€™s Community Hub - Local Services & Support Information about Transport Scheme
- Local Activities & Events - Lots of Volunteering Opportunities
Minibus & Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle Hire. Meeting Room Hire / Photocopying / Printing / Leaflet Design & Business Cards And much much more... For more information visit www.varutland.org.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 722622 Registered Charity No 1123653. Registered Company No 6454172
Music & More A music shop in the heart of Rutland... 3 Grosvenor House Melton Road Oakham LE15 6AX
Nestling next to Rutland Water, enjoy fresh, local and seasonal food at Barnsdale Lodge. Barnsdale Lodge is proud to be part of Mobilisation Day • Seasonal bistro menu • Local, fresh ingredients • Self catering in our beautiful cedar clad Retreats with all the facilities of the hotel available • William Wheelwright hair salon • Beauty and relaxation treatments • Fishing, cycling and sailing on Rutland Water • Local walks • Regular events www.rutlandretreats.co.uk
The Avenue, Nr Oakham, LE15 8AH Tel: 01572 724678
World War 1 Commemoration Day