Magic Lantern Tales

Beesley, Ian and McMillan, Ian (2014) Magic Lantern Tales. [Performance]

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Magic Lantern tales

Using a real magic lantern projector, poet & broadcaster Ian McMillan and documentary photographer Ian Beesley tell a story of the First World War from the point of view of men who survived it and lived on to old age and a changing world. Here too are the tales of women who worked in the factories that oiled the wheels of war.
We often view war as a series of huge historical sweeps and this show reminds us that war is made by people who each have their own narrative of what happened.
Tour dates

18 July The Atkinson Southport
25 September Accrington Library
26 September Harris Art Gallery and Museum, Preston
8 October Wirral Book Festival Bromborough Wirral
10 October Barton Upon Humber, The Ropewalk
19 November Gilling East, Village Hall
20 November Potto, Village Hall
21 November Settle, Village Hall

27 March The Civic Barnsley
30 August Brougham Arts festival
11 May Chetham’s Library Manchester
11 November Imperial War Museum North Salford Quays
26 November The Platform Morecambe

10 May Doncaster Museum and art gallery
30 June Imperial war Museum London
11 July Guildhall Hall Derby

11 June The Collection Lincoln
30 August Penrith Arts Festival
17 October Bewdley festival
2 November Wilfred Owen Festival Oswestry

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