Or Net or Net Poets Help Poets Help War-Torn Families; Fighting War with Poetry
POETS POETS and poetry-lovers remembered the First World War and other conicts at the First World War and other conicts at a performance event which boosted a performance event which boosted funds for a related good cause. funds for a related good cause.
'Poems of War and Peace' - presented by the Coventry Live Poets group in aid of Coventry's international children's chariCoventry's international children's charity Global Care - took place at the Welty Global Care - took place at the Welcome Centre, in Parkside. come Centre, in Parkside.
e showcase raised PS500 to support the charity's work helping families suer the charity's work helping families suering due to the ongoing conict in Syria. ing due to the ongoing conict in Syria. Members of the poetry group read, performed and even sang their own work, as well as a range of traditional poems reecting on the First World War, from poets including Owen, Sassoon and Yeats.
Topics ranged from the defeat of the Spartans in 371BC and the role of Coventry's Lunt Fort in Roman Britain, right through to the Iraq war, as well as memories of growing up in blitzed Coventry and poignant reections on relatives who never returned from the battle"eld. …