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The Wilfred Owen Festival is a festival of commemoration and remembrance taking place in the town of Wilfred Owen's birth: Oswestry, Shropshire. The festival will run from 15th September to 17th November and will include a wide range of events and performances, including, at its heart, the unveiling of a new lifesize bronze statue of Wilfred Owen.
The Dunsden Owen Association will be commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War with a series of talks.
Wilfred Owen 100 will reflect on the emotion, exhibitions, installations and projects from the 2014 – 2018 commemorative period and celebrate Shropshire’s renowned son – soldier and poet, Wilfred Owen.
Taking place a hundred years after the death of the most famous poet of the First World War, the conference will provide the opportunity for delegates to explore the lasting impact of Wilfred Owen's work.
Owen lived in Birkenhead for many of his formative years. His experiences there shaped his later life and poetry. This year, we hope to commemorate and celebrate his life, as well as all of the fallen from Birkenhead, 100 years on.
In partnership and conjunction with the Oxford Center for Life-Writing conference “Wilfred Owen and Beyond”, to be held in Oxford 26th-28th October, 2018, the University of Valenciennes will host an interdisciplinary two-day conference 5th-6th November, 2018 to celebrate the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death.