REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SPECIAL, THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME
With live accompaniment from pianist Stephen Horne and percussionist Martin Pyne
Sun 13 Nov, 2pm
A huge box office hit on release in 1916 with nearly 20 million people flocking to see it, this British government propaganda film blends real footage with sequences that were staged for the cameras. The Somme marked the first British offensive to which cameramen were given access, documenting front line action as it took place.
Marking it’s centenary the film will tour the UK increasing its audience reach that remains larger than Bond, Star Wars or any other film!
“Stephen Horne displayed dazzling virtuosity in his accompaniment for a variety of films… creating orchestral effects with the piano soundboard and accompanying himself on flute and accordion!”