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George Butterworth

All My Life’s Buried Here – The Story of George Butterworth (PG TBC)

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Tuesday 25/06/2019


Director: Stewart Hajdukiewicz
Duration: 97 minutes

Screening in support of Forces Awareness Week with a pre-film lecture by Professor Mark Webber (University of Birmingham) on current issues in NATO entitled “What’s wrong with NATO and how to fix it”. Lecture starts at 6.30pm.

The story of George Butterworth’s life and music from his earliest childhood to his final hours in the violent confusion of the trenches. We follow Butterworth on his forays collecting folk songs to discover what he found when he went out into rural England and how this informed his own music. We discover why Butterworth once described himself as a ‘professional morris dancer’, and explore what led him to destroy so many of his own compositions before he died. Tracing his journey to its tragic conclusion we go with Butterworth into the trenches of northern France where his participation in increasingly desperate battles on The Somme ultimately cost him his life.

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