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Artistic Responses to the Battle of the Somme, from Jeremy Deller to the Caribbean

100 years to the day after the artillery bombardment ceased and the first whistle was blown, we remember those who took part in the Battle of the Somme, and how artists then and now have represented the costliest day in British military history.

Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • WeAreHere - Jeremy Deller and Rufus Norris

    Duration: 12:39

  • Emily Mayhew on Henry Tonks

    Duration: 04:44

  • Jolyon Fenwick

    Duration: 04:13

  • Kat Francois

    Duration: 06:54

#WeAreHere

#WeAreHere

Jeremy Deller and Rufus Norris’ project to commemorate the Somme centenary is entitled We’re Here Because We’re Here.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care is showing at the Science Museum, London. 
Image by Henry Tonks © The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

The Zero Hour Panoramas

The Zero Hour Panoramas

The Zero Hour Panoramas by Jolyon Fenwick is showing at Sladmore Contemporary, London until 15 July. 

Zero Hour 100 Years on: Views From The Paraper of the Somme by Jolyon Fenwick is published by Profile Books.

Image credit: Jolyon Fenwick. 

Kat Francois

Kat Francois

Kat Francois will be performing at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 10 July.

Image credit: Joel Cox

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Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald

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