WESTMINSTER MUSIC LIBRARY HOLDS LAST POST COMMEMORATION TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR GENERATION

Posted: November 12, 2014 by westminstermusiclibrary in Uncategorized

October Last Post Event (13)Local Westminster residents ably supported by South Westminster and Church Street Community Choirs, joined Music Library staff in singing a variety of popular WW1 songs. This was followed by a moving recitation of Laurence Binyon’s poem “For the fallen” by Senior Library Assistant Andrew Chew, and a performance of “The Last Post” played brilliantly by our Saturday Assistant Jon Frank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-zjVMQLGFY&feature=em-upload_owner

October Last Post Event (8)

This was one of 230 nationwide Last Post events paying a musical tribute to those impacted by The First World War, designed and run by arts organisation Superact with support from the Department for Communities and Local Government.  The Last Post project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to roll out the project in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2014. The Department of Culture Arts and Leisure is also supporting the project in NI.

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