I was so impressed with what I saw and, because I went to school just around the corner from the Birkenhead Institute where Wilfred Owen was educated, I stopped to chat to the cast. I learnt that they are presenting this amazing drama on a shoestring and they were looking for people to help. When I heard where the museum was situated, I had to smile - I was in Argyle House at school.
I received a very nice e-mail from Janet Holmes yesterday (13th July 2013). Janet is an artist and a potter. She is also the Stage Manager of "Bullets and Daffodils". This is what she wrote"
"I was in the Wilfred Owen Story yesterday and some people were commenting on your display of the Female War Poets...
They were very taken with the stories of the women, they also loved the way the pieces had been printed and presented. They thought the layout would make a wonderful book. Something that they would like to own. I told them all about you and what your plans are.
The visitors the the Wilfred Owen Story do find your exhibition fascinating and many comment that they had no idea about the role so many women had in the war and the poetry."
Janet runs The Rathbone Studio at 28 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 6AE. Website: http://www.rathbonestudio.com. Janet is also Stage Manager of the wonderful drama about Wilfred Owen - "Bullet and Daffodils" - written by Dean Johnson, Wirral singer/songwriter who also oversees the running of the museum to the memory of Wilfred Owen - The Wilfred Owen Story, 34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6AE. Website: http://www.wilfredowenstory.com This is staffed by volunteers and depends entirely on donations.
See also "Bullet and Daffodils", the world's first musical drama about the life and works of the poet Wilfred Owen who was killed in France just one week before the Armistice. The company have recently returned from London where they had a very successful week's run. Website: http://www.wilfredowenstory.com/bulletsanddaffs.html