Our current exhibition Ballads of Battle celebrates the life and work of the Dundee writer and illustrator Joseph Lee, and marks the centenary of his first book of war poetry. To accompany the exhibition we have two events taking place tomorrow, 11th November:
1.20pm, Bonar Hall
Lunchtime Concert – Ballads of Battle
As part of the University’s lunchtime concert series taking place in Bonar Hall, Ken Murray (baritone) and Graeme Stevenson (piano) will perform musical settings of Lee’s poems that have not been performed since the Great War. No need to book – visit the Lunchtime Concerts website for details.
5.30pm, Lamb Gallery (with talks following in Baxter Suite 1.36)
The Things I’ve Seen – Joseph Lee in Context
An evening of short talks and readings exploring the background to Lee’s war poetry. Historian Derek Patrick will discuss the experience of the Black Watch during the war; DC Thomson archivist David Powell will describe the press’s coverage of events and the outpouring of war poetry sent to Dundee’s newspapers; and there will be readings of poems by Joseph Lee and his contemporaries by Andy Jackson, Beth McDonough and John Quinn. No need to book – meet in the Lamb Gallery.