The Remarque Prize: A Two Minute Salute
This event is organised by The Artistic Horde.
Named after Erich Maria Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front, a book that changed the perspective of a generation. The Remarque Prize is an arts competition on the theme of conflict.
The national final will feature performance poetry judged by Sebastian Faulks and photography judged by Paul Conroy of The Sunday Times. All funds raised will go to War Child, to enable young people in the UK to directly help others in conflict zones across the world.
The format of the evening will be varied; as well as performances from the poetry finalists themselves, there will also be a brief talk about War Child’s work, a performance by Anthony Anaxagorou and a musical interlude by a fantastic young talent. In the audience there will also be a range of well known poets, such as Owen Shears and Philip Wells.