Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.


The emcee UPFRONT MC is part of the Split Prophets collective.

UPFRONT MC, 'The Sound of a Veteran', 3 minutes 37 seconds.

Words and music composed by UPFRONT MC, film realisation by Harry Gough

'The Sound of a Veteran' was developed following intensive reading of memoirs from the Great War. Rather than just relying on British writing from the period, Upfront MC, read widely from German, Serbian and Turkish soldier's work. This approach helped inform the lyrics, but also guided Harry Gough's choice of documentary material, which he montaged into a matching visual narrative. 

View the video on You Tube by clicking on the link HERE.

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