By KLTV Newsdesk –
Honley Ladies Choir have created an emotive video showcasing Simon Armitage’s ‘The Bed’ poem for this year’s Remembrance Day.
The poem itself was written to mark the 100th anniversary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior and charts how the fallen soldier is transported from being “broken and sleeping rough in a dirt grave” to being buried “among drowsing poets and dozing saints” in Westminster Abbey.
Marsden born Poet Laureate Simon Armitage originally recorded a performance of ‘The Bed’ on Remembrance Day in 2020.
In honour of this year’s services taking place across the country, Honley Ladies Choir Musical Director, Emily Reaves-Bradley, has produced a special video to commemorate this year’s tribute.
The video, which was shot in various locations, including Castle Hill, and the Church in which the ladies rehearse, features many evocative images from World War 1, set to a wonderful performance from the choir
The full video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Commenting on the creation of the video, Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said: “Honley Ladies Choir recently got in touch to share the video with the team here at Kirklees Council.
“We thought it was such a touching piece of work that it deserved to be seen far and wide.
“The creativity shown by the amazing communities and groups like Honley Ladies Choir here in Kirklees, demonstrate the skills, passion and talent in our region, which will be central to our work as we develop the Kirklees Year of Music 2023 programme.”