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Hall Park Academy
The Sherwood Foresters of 1916
Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm
Approximately 1 hour 33 minutes (no interval)
Free, advanced booking recommended
Suitable for ages 12+
The predominantly young working-class men of the 7th and 8th Reserve Battalion Sherwood Foresters suffered the worst casualties amongst the British army in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. Yet they have long gone unremembered.
In this specially devised production, students from Hall Park Academy in Eastwood recover the voices of the soldiers from Nottinghamshire. They use the words of those soldiers, their opponents, and Eastwood’s most celebrated son DH Lawrence
who expressed his own strong views about both the Easter Rising and the First World War.
Part of a University of Nottingham School of English research
project supported by AHRC Centre for Hidden Histories.
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