Event commemorates the centenary of Rupert Brooke's death

Rupert Brooke

King's is hosting an event on Sunday 26 April to commemorate the centenary of Rupert Brooke's death. The event is called The Fateful Voyage, and it will use words and music to dramatise Brooke's last journey, his voyage to Gallipoli in 1915 with friends and composers Denis Browne and FS Kelly. Brooke died of septicaemia on the journey, on 23 April 1915.

This dramatisation was devised by Cambridge academic and broadcaster Dr Kate Kennedy. It weaves together song, instrumental music and the written word, and contains some previously unpublished material. The recital is a moving and compelling recreation of the trio's youthful optimism and tragic end.

For more details see Concerts at King's.

Brooke was a student and then a Fellow of King's, and the King's Archive Centre holds a significant collection of his personal papers. There will be an exhibition of some of the papers 6-7pm before the event, in the College's Audit room (entry is free).

20 April 2015