Early evening on Saturday 13th November, Clevedon Literary Festival is presenting a remembrance event with a difference. Most of us are familiar with the Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at local war memorials and the televised event from Whitehall in London, with its parade of veterans marching past, and saluting fallen comrades.
There have been over 50 wars since the start of the twentieth century and we thought it appropriate to pay tribute to all those who have lost their lives, their friends or family members in any of these conflicts, including all the millions of displaced people who have created a migration of people across the world on a scale not seen since ancient times. We have captured these in the real life experiences of local people here in Clevedon, so we will be telling their stories alongside paying tribute to those who have lost their lives in the conflicts of the last century. We will be doing this in poetry and music, and in an innovative light show, taking place in Clevedon cemetery.
The event offers a chance to contemplate those we have lost and those who are often forgotten about. There will be sublime music, some familiar and not so familiar poems, in an atmospheric setting, on a dark November evening. Bring warm clothes!