The Battle of the Somme: orchestral film screening
Venue: St John’s Hall
To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the Imperial War Museum has not only restored the legendary silent documentary shot at the battle, but commissioned composer, Laura Rossi to write a haunting new soundtrack for it. Penzance Orchestral Society, 110 this year, is proud to be one of a hundred orchestras around the country performing Laura’s music at a screening. The hour-long film will be preceded by a short conversation with Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator from the Imperial War Museum’s film department, who was closely involved in the film’s restoration and re-release.