Commemoration of the centenary of Rupert Brooke’s death
Easter Sermon at St Paul’s
Rupert Brooke Society
Sunday 26th April 2015, The Old Vicarage, Grantchester
Hosted by Dame Mary Archer
Car parking space will be available at £2 a car
in the Temporary Village Car Park in the field
next to The Mill House.
Please note that Braseley Bridge is closed to cars and you cannot enter Grantchester from Trumpington, only via Barton Road/ Grantchester Road or Coton Road.
For those wanting to make a weekend of it, Rupert Brooke Society members have been separately invited to the blue plaque unveiling at Orchard House on Saturday 25 April.
More about The Second I Saw You
In 2000, the British Library uncovered a cache of letters and a memoir documenting the previously unknown love affair between Rupert Brooke and Phyllis Gardner. Their story of love, conflict and loss - expressed with spirited vibrancy against a backdrop of impending war - makes these writings a fascinating insight into life on the eve of the First World War, as well as a powerful love story. This book tells the couple’s story for the first time. It gives a revealing insight into the life and personality of Brooke (1887–1915), still revered as a great British war poet, and uncovers the neglected life story of Phyllis Gardner, which has been almost lost from history. The story is told largely in the couple’s own words and has been sensitively compiled as part of a major research project by Lorna Beckett, Chair of the Rupert Brooke Society.
More about Rupert Brooke
“An excellent one-man show… we were enraptured by Race’s rendering of the life and work.” — The Spectator
Jonathan Race will stage a special performance of Rupert Brooke for us at Grantchester. This is the last time he will perform this play. Mark Payton’s inspired and meticulous play is the story of the Brooke beyond the myth of a young, beautiful, fallen warrior. It is the story of a far more complex and radical man.
Following the legendary ‘war’ poet from his time at Cambridge to his death in the Aegean Sea, the play reveals a man with a tumultuous personal life, a man not afraid to shock his audience, and vulnerably reaching to be ‘forever England’.
The Fateful Voyage
Sunday 26th April 2015, 8:30 pm The Hall, King’s College, Cambridge
King’s College are offering the perfect end to your Brooke-filled day with Kate Kennedy’s The Fateful Voyage.
A deeply moving sequence of music and words devised to commemorate the centenary of the death of King’s beloved alumnus Rupert Brooke en route to Gallipoli with friends and composers FS Kelly and William Dennis Browne, including newly discovered unpublished songs. Written by Kate Kennedy based on her forthcoming biography of Denis Browne.
Andrew Kennedy: tenor, Iain Burnside: piano, Matthew Cammelle: reader/narrator
Tickets: £15 (£5 students), available from The Shop at King’s (01223 769340) via their website.