For Whom the Bell Tolls
From : Sep 20, 2014 to : Nov 5, 2014
Dartmoor Communities in World War One through the eyes of today’s teens
We hear so much about tragic stories from the front line, but how did World War One affect people on Dartmoor? Med Theatre has joined with Moretonhampstead History Society, mentoring young people to interpret this turbulent time. It might be a hundred years ago, but not a hundred miles away. The exhibition shares people’s personal sometimes heart-rending stories from Moretonhampstead and surrounding Dartmoor areas that were directly affected by the Great War. It includes photographs, films and audio, showcasing material that the young people have been researching and creating from over the last year, as well as original items such as a rare diary by a local man who served on campaigns in North Africa.
The exhibition launch included a small live performance, music and dance. Alongside the young people of Med Theatre are producing a play. The exhibition at Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead runs Sat 20th September - Weds 5th November, 10am-4pm Tues-Sun until Sept 21st then Tues-Sat. Free Entry.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.