Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015

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Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015 (GMM2015) celebrates the stories and artworks of creative artists, including the composer William Denis Browne of the Royal Naval Division (RND), who fought in the Third Battle of Krithia, Gallipoli, on 4th June 1915.

The RND was based in Blandford Forum, Dorset, where the Parochial Church Council, nine schools and two museums, have worked with GMM2015 to create exciting learning resources for local and national primary, secondary and adult groups to learn about the artists at Krithia and the postwar reconciliation between combatants.

The banner, 'They have become our sons as well', by Ghislaine Peart, textile artist, commissioned by GMM2015 and exhibited in Salisbury Cathedral in June 2018, is now on permanent exhibition in Blandford Parish church See pictures of the presentation

In September 2018 students of William Ellis Secondary School, North London, visited the Royal Signals Museum and Blandford Parish Church as part of their work on Gallipoli and the life of the composer William Denis Browne.

On 23rd April 2020,GMM2015 defied the lockdown with a Zoom event, in partnership with Lauderdale House in Highgate, commemorating the 105th anniversary of Rupert Brooke’s death in music, poetry and prose. The evening included a lecture by our adviser, Peter Hart, entitled Rupert Brooke and the glitterati. Film of the event here; souvenir programme including all readings, the Q&A session and additional poems here.