War centenary marked in words and music at St Peter’s Church

Andy Williams in No Loss Productions.
Andy Williams in No Loss Productions.

Bedford-based No Loss Productions have teamed up with the Royal British Legion, Bedford and District Branch to present What Then Was War?

An evening of words and music to mark the centenary of the First World War, No Loss will be presenting poems, letters and diary entries written by soldiers and civilians, some from Bedfordshire, during the four years of conflict.

The evening, at St Peter’s Church in Bedford, will feature music of the period by Bedford Arts Choir and Bedford Choral Society Chamber Choir along with two specially commissioned pieces by local composer Sophie Viney.

No Loss Director Cally Lawrence said: “This has been such an amazing project to work on. We are focusing on Bedford’s story during the war as well as the national experience, looking at not just the soldiers in the trenches, but the women who played their part both at home and on the front line.”

The producers thank Bedford Creative Arts, Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. What Then Was War is presented at St Peter’s Church. De Parys Avenue, Bedford, on Saturday, November 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets £8/£6 from the Central Box Office, or call 01234 718112.