WWI – 100 years – Clarion Call

I am sitting here listening to the Clarion Call that is being played twice a day over the Waterfront and out to the town. This is an installation to commemorate women’s role in the First World War, which celebrates (??) the one hundredth anniversary of the end of that terrible conflict. The anniversary falls next Sunday when the ending of the war is marked at 11AM on 11th November (11th month).

Full details can be found on the SPILL Festival web site. That web site gives more details:

“Clarion Call stands as an ephemeral monument to the aftermath of wars past, present and future. But instead of unifying us in grief, a composition of reimagined melodies provide a moment in time for a community to come together in hope and reflection.”

It is quite eerie but, if you give it a little while for personal reflection, it is very moving.

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