The First World War had a huge impact on Arts and Culture.
Today we still enjoy the works of Wilfred Owen, Gustav Holst, Robert Graves, J.R.R Tolkien, Edward Elgar and many more.
We want to thank the WW1 generation of writers, artists, musicians and poets who have helped to shape our world.
The influence of the First World War on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien’s is recognised as one of Britain’s great writers. His ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘The Hobbit’ were adapted into Oscar-winning films as well as inspiring video games, board games, artwork, music, TV and much more. But have you ever thought about what inspired Tolkien’s ideas for his fantastical Middle-earth and imaginative characters?Read more
Photographing the First World War
Could you imagine not being able to take and share photos? Thanks to our smart phones and access to sharing platforms, we use photos to capture every day moments of life. However, when war broke out in 1914 photography was a much more complicated process.Read more
Filmmaking in WW1
Today everyone is a filmmaker. Whether it’s capturing family moments on your smart phone, creating vlogs for your YouTube channel, or sharing updates on Instagram, capturing video footage has never been easier. Geoffry Malins did not have things so easy.Read more
The generation of poets inspired by WW1
The First World War had a profound influence on poets and is credited with inspiring the modernist movement that changed British literature, shaping the work of writers such as Isaac Rosenberg, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.Read more