THE FATEFUL VOYAGE - Friday 9th November

“The Fateful Voyage” The story of First World War poet Rupert Brooke and two composers'’ journey to Gallipoli, told through their own words and music. A BBC commission written by broadcaster and biographer Kate Kennedy


Commemorating the end of WW1, the evening will offer a moving reminder of the many young and talented lives that were lost in the Great War.


Delivered by the internationally acclaimed performers and writers: Simon Over (pianist), Mathew Sandy (tenor) and Kate Kennedy (biographer and narrator), the Fateful Voyage tells the moving story of the friendship between Rupert Brooke the famous war poet and his talented friends, FS Kelly and William Denis Browne all of whom died in the Great War. 


The programme weaves together letters, diaries and poetry generated by their friendship to create a performance that includes their forgotten songs and previously unknown piano music. 


The fateful Voyage work was originally commissioned by the City of London Festival in 2014, and premiered on Radio 3 as part of the commemoration of the First World War.  


Simon Over will start the evening by playing the first movement of Elgar’s Organ Sonata, written in 1895 when Brooke, Kelly and Brown were boys.



VENUE: All Saints Church, Clipston. LE16 9RW

DOORS OPEN: 6.45pm reception with complimentary programme and glass of “Bubbly” 



TICKETS: £20.00 to include fork supper with a pay bar. 

Red or White Wine @ £10 per bottle can be ordered & paid for in advance.


FROM: Mrs Julie Connell. Email: 

Telephone: 01858 525336. The Wooden Owl, 10a The Green, Clipston, Nr Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 9RS


The evening is sponsored by The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation and all funds raised go to All Saints Church, Clipston.