In the iconic setting of Edinburgh Castle’s Great Hall, this very special evening of poetry, music and spoken word explores the First World War from different perspectives and genres. In partnership with Scottish Poetry Library, Veterans First Point Scotland and Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Six O’Clock in Princes Street

by Wilfred Owen


In twos and threes, They have not far to roam,

Crowds that thread eastward, gay of eyes;

Those seek no further than their quiet home,

Wives, walking westward, slow and wise.

Neither should I go fooling over clouds,

Following gleams unsafe, untrue,

And tiring after beauty through star-crowds,

Dared I go side by side with you;

Or be you in the gutter where you stand,

Pale rain-flawed phantom of the place,

With news of all the nations in your hand,

And all their sorrows in your face.

Thu 19th Oct
6PM - 8PM


The Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG