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Memories of World War One

Scottish artist Margaret Moore with Alex McKinlay whose father Peter, pictured, served with The Gordon Highlanders, at the launch of her new video documentary, Still Sounds: The Great War. The documentary, which will show at The Burrell Collection until Saturday October 18, gives a powerful insight into the life of Glaswegian soldiers at war through the eyes of their children and grandchildren, all former pupils of Scotland Street School.

Scottish artist Margaret Moore with Alex McKinlay whose father Peter, pictured, served with The Gordon Highlanders, at the launch of her new video documentary, Still Sounds: The Great War. The documentary, which will show at The Burrell Collection until Saturday October 18, gives a powerful insight into the life of Glaswegian soldiers at war through the eyes of their children and grandchildren, all former pupils of Scotland Street School.

Still Sounds: The Great War by Scottish artist Margaret Moore is a personal and gritty documentary video giving a unique insight into the life of Glaswegian soldiers at war as remembered by their children and grandchildren.

The video centres on interviews to camera with former pupils from Scotland Street School who recall memories of their fathers and grandfathers who fought in World War 1.

Interviewees speak candidly to camera about their wartime experiences at home as they learned to

The video also features mementos brought back from the frontline.  

Margaret said: “It was a great privilege to hear the precious memories and to be able to share them more widely and preserve them for the future.”

This is a rare opportunity to learn about how the war 
affected soldiers and 
those loved ones they left behind.

And how, on their return, families coped with the aftermath, the memories and sacrefices that were made at war and at home.

Screenings are free to attend and run until October 18 at the lecture theatre, Burrell Collection at Pollok country park. Organisers warn that, due to the subject matter, this event is not suitable for children. It runs on a 40-minute loop but screenings may be postponed to accommodate other projects so it’s best to call first and check timings on 287 2564.

Margaret is also inviting visitors to come along to The Burrell on Monday, August 28, to meet 
contributors to the video 
and see some of their 
collection of keepsakes from World War I.

A spokesperson for the Burrell said: “We want to encourage visitors to participate in the workshop and bring along their own keepsakes and share their memories.

“We shall also be showing an early screening of the wartime memories video at 10:30am.”

The workshop runs for an hour from 11.30am-12.30pm on Monday, August 28 at the lecture theatre.

Numbers are limited so best to pre-book on 287 2564.

 

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