A film with a difference to mark the battle of the Somme

Somme film with a difference

On Thursday 23 March there is a unique opportunity to watch the 1916 film The Battle of the Somme at Huddersfield Town Hall with a live orchestral soundtrack performed by the Musica Youth Orchestra (MYO).

The performance starts at 7.30pm and is sure to be a moving look at a significant historic moment.

The Battle of the Somme footage was taken by two cameramen at the start of the World War I Somme campaign in July 1916.

Within two months of its release in August 1916, 20 million people in the UK had watched the film; the entire UK population at the time was 43 million.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the battle, the Somme100 FILM project is bringing together 100 live orchestral performances of The Battle of the Somme film with composer Laura Rossi’s acclaimed score.

In addition to the film and live music, before the film starts Laura Rossi, lecturer in Music in Film at the London Film Academy and the composer commissioned to write the orchestral score, will talk the audience through her inspiration and writing process as a prelude to the screening.

Whether you love music, history or film why not enjoy an evening with a difference and get yourself a ticket.

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How to get your ticket

Tickets are £8 / FREE for under 18s.

The film has a PG rating from the British Board of Film Classification but it contains scenes of real warfare that younger viewers may find disturbing.

The ticket are available from the Kirklees Town Halls Box Office or by calling 01484 225755.

All proceeds from ticket and programme sales will go the Mayor’s Charity –  the Royal British Legion

For more information and educational resources, please visit www.somme100film.com

 

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