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Behind the Lines

Poetry & Prose of World War One


Saturday 28th June, 7.30 pm

The Great Hall, Ightham Mote


Tickets £12 are available now from
Sevenoaks Bookshop - 01732 452055

(cash or credit card accepted)








We are delighted to announce a special event in June, to take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Great Hall at Ightham Mote, one of the National Trust’s best loved houses.


Two well-known BBC voices, Gabriel Woolf and Rosalind Shanks, will bring to life in BEHIND THE LINES the poetry and prose of World War One.  They have chosen not just the better known poets of the trenches, who ‘flowered early and fell’ including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Ivor Gurney, Issac Rosenberg and Edward Thomas.  Plus the trench humour of the Wipers Times, the jingoism of John Bull and the poetry of women who stayed at home and waited.


This event will  will last approximately two hours with an interval. Please note that this event is not suitable for very young children.


The Sevenoaks Summer Festival brochures are now being printed, but you can buy your tickets now (£12) in person or by telephone and by cash or credit card, from Sevenoaks Bookshop (01732-452055).  


Tickets will NOT be on sale at the Festival Box Office or at Ightham Mote itself.  The number of seats in the Great Hall is limited and we anticipate strong demand for this event, so early booking is advised.