Remembrance Sunday and Breaking the Silence at Imperial War Museum London
Imperial War Museums (IWM) will mark Remembrance in 2019 with a series of commemorative and reflective events supported by artists, activists and musicians.
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DescriptionAt IWM London, a Ceremony of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 10 November in the Atrium. This will commence with The Last Post, played at 11am, followed by a two-minute silence. A violin recital will then take place, played by Maxwell Harrison-Obefami, a Mayor of London Music Scholar at Lambeth Music Service, on a violin made from sycamore and pine trees that grew in the former battlefields on the Western Front. Commemorations will continue with a newly performed piece of music, created in partnership with EFG London Jazz Festival Producers Serious, for the annual Breaking the Silence performance. Inspired by IWM’s collections and a guest session with renowned jazz artist Soweto Kinch, IWM's Breaking the Silence performance is brought to us by young music lovers. Individuals aged 16-25 have worked with multi-instrumentalist Orphy Robinson, cellist Jenny Adejayan and singer Ineza Kerschamp to create a new piece of music exploring what remembrance means to them today, with a special focus on forgotten stories of the First World War. Breaking the Silence performances will be repeated at 12.10pm and 1.10pm.
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