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An illustrated exhibition by Dr. Tim Godden at Talbot House.
In amongst the vast and complex history of the Great War sits the story of Talbot House. The Old House itself is filled with stories, some of which are will-known and others that are not. Each and every person who has passed through the doors and hallways has their own story; a single thread in the great tapestry. This exhibition is about one of those threads, about one of the many micro-histories contained within the walls of this special place.
In the winter of 1915 the men of a London territorial unit were, by chance, billeted in the building next-door to the blossoming young house. They immediately took the place to heart and set about making it a home from home. In those months a bond was created between the men of the Queen’s Westminster Rifles and Talbot house that was, in Tubby’s words, ‘never wholly lost.’
This exhibition will tell the story of that bond; how it was formed, of the individuals who first spotted the ‘artistic possibilities’ of the space, who helped to create so much of the special place we still enjoy today, and of how that bond remained intact throughout and beyond the dark days of war. In these paintings are just some of the stories of the Queen’s Westminster Rifles, but in them the stories of countless others whose connection with the old house grew in its own similar but unique way will be told, too.
I hope that in telling the stories of the men of the Queen’s Westminster Rifles the special relationship that meant so much to the old boys and all those associated with Talbot House will remain ‘never wholly broken’ for a long time yet.
The evening will be followed by a drinks reception at Talbot House.
Tickets: Free for Talbotousian members Join the Talbotousians for €25 pp or €40 per family
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In the Upper Room, the shrine of the Ypres Salient according to Tubby, we remember the victims of the First World War and especially the Elder Brethren amongst the Talbotousians. The service will be presided over by Rev. Ken Madden, the Talbot House Warden.
Attendance only available by invitation.
Our first Concert Hall Music is titled ‘A Sense of Peace’, a phrase used by Tubby to sum up what people came to find at Talbot House during the Great War. These days, one could say little has changed. On the eve of Armistice, Russian and American musicians jointly take to the stage to allow us all a sense of peace in what still is a troubled world.
Brad Ulrich, professor at the Western Carolina University (VS), heads a quintet of professional brass musicians. Gabe DiMartino (trumpet), Abigail Pack (horn), Jeremy Marks (trombone) en Beth Weis (tuba) all teach at various American universities. Together they make System 5 Brass and bring a varied programme of music. Expect exciting music at a dazzling tempo at times. This fall, their music has brought them to Flanders Fields and the former battlefields of the First World War. Significantly impressed with the sad history which unfolded here and the brave role of Talbot House, they requested a chance to perform in the original Concert Hall where so many soldier musicians took to the stage once.
Alexander Kashpurin (°1996) is one of the most noteworthy faces amongst a new generation of young Russian piano virtuosos. At the age of 7, he toured Europe as a member of the St Petersburg Boys’ Choir. A year later, he was introduced to piano music which he quickly came to master. By 16 he was performing Franz Liszt 2nd concerto solo. Despite his young age, 25 years old, Alexander is paving the road to success and is fast becoming an internationally recognised pianist “who can make a piano sound like a sympathetic orchestra.”. He recently studied at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and wone first price at ‘Les Etoiled du piano’ in Roubaix. You can talk endlessly about Alexander but you should really listen to his music. Passion, courage and universal love, always something new and always something mysterious in his ability to master the piano.
Concert Hall, Pottestraat 3 – Poperinge. Doors: 19u30 Concert: 20u Following the concert there will be a bar.
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Tickets: Children (-18): 10 EUR - Adults 30 EUR - Talbotousians (members) 25 EUR
Breathing new life into a long standing tradition, serving tea to pelgrims on Armistice in Ypres. You can find us next to the Cloth Hall underneath the 'Nieuwerck'. Do stop by for your cuppa!
Join us for a magical Christmas experience with thousands of lights and an exciting Christmas story. This winter a visit to Talbot House is certainly worth while. Enjoy a typical British Christmas at the club. For more information, please check our dedicated webpage. This is all part of the usual visit to Talbot House.
The pupils and teachers of the famous St Joseph's College Ipswich are back with a fabulous Concert Party. Set in the authentic WW1 Concert Hall of Talbot House, we travel back in time. The love story of Geoff & Edith is brought alive in a show with music, laughter and romoance. Geoff too often attended concert parties, who knows, perhaps even in this very hall.
Seats are limited. Bookings through Talbot House on email@example.com
Tickets via Talbot House: children(-18 jaar): 5 EUR adults: 15 EUR Talbotousians (members) 10 EUR
During this annual event, we report on the past year but also look ahead and give you a glimpse of some of the exciting projects we have coming up for next year. Following this, a birthday reception is offered by the House. Join us at 9 pm in the Upper Room for the Toc H World Chain of Light. During this celebration and annual ceremony, we connect with the wider Talbot House family around the globe.
Booking via firstname.lastname@example.org . This event is offered for free to all members of the Talbotousians.
More details soon.
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