Monthly Archives February 2016

Art and music in Islington

One of our major projects is nearly complete in Islington, London.  Soldiers joined many different regiments but our schools there have been focussing on the experiences of the local regiment – the Finsbury Rifles – which went to Gallipoli in July 1915. Islington is a very different place a hundred years on: today there is a large Turkish community there.  Working with Islington Museum, we took the opportunity to look at the Gallipoli Campaign from both sides, through commemorative art works and music meditations. Musicians Jonathan Rees and Firat Derat worked with five local primary schools: Ashmount, Copehagen, Drayton Park,
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