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east end film festival and docklands sinfonia july 1st 2016 - the battle of the somme

On the 100th year anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme Docklands Sinfonia, with Emma leading, will be performing a special concert commemorating the centenary of both The Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland. During the concert, the iconic 1916 film ’The Battle of the Somme’ will be screened as part of the Imperial War Museum’s Somme100 film project whilst the orchestra performs Laura Rossi’s acclaimed new score live.

The film is the jewel in the crown of the Imperial War Museum’s collection. It is a compelling documentary record of one of the key battles of the First World War and the first feature-length documentary film record of combat. In 1916, it was seen by over half the UK adult population. Only ‘Star Wars’ has beaten it in box office records since.

Docklands Sinfonia will also be performing a new work commemorating The Battle of Jutland - considered to be the only major naval battle of World War One. We are fortunate to be joined by our patron - Admiral Alan William John West, Baron West of Spithead GCB, DSC, PC, former First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff – who will talk about the battle and introduce the work.

Venue: St Anne's, Limehouse, Three Colt Street, London E14 7HP

Tickets: £10 (Concessions) £12 (Advanced) £15 (On the door)

Conductor: Spencer Down

Leader: Emma Blanco

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