Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) is widely recognised as one of the greatest voices of the First World War. His self-appointed task was to speak for the men in his care, to show the 'Pity of War'.
Owen's enduring and influential poetry is evidence of his bleak realism, his energy and indignation, his compassion and his great technical skill.
The Wilfred Owen Association was formed in 1989 to commemorate Wilfred Owen's life and work.
The WOW Zone is Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s learning centre based at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Innovative learning programmes are delivered on site where Young People use the latest technology as a platform to enhance their learning and thrive in a positive environment. The WOW Zone provides opportunities for personal, social, educational and emotional development of local children and Young People.
Whilst planning the project we discovered that one of our colleagues, Ian, and his lifelong friend, Lee, had an amazing WW1 story to tell - so I invited them to meet with the 15 Young People to provide an exciting intergenerational dimension to the project.