Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain spoke to Noel Sullivan, Lauren Samuels and Dan Fletcher who are embarking on a trek to Mount Kilimanjaro on the 2nd December 2014 for two charities: The lullaby trust and Bliss.
When Noel was younger, his family suffered two devastating tragedies; at only 6 months old, his brother, Dominic, was lost to sudden infant death syndrome. Just three years later, his sister, Alicia-Monique died prematurely aged nine days of complications relating to a brain tumour. Noel wanted to find a way to honour his siblings memory and felt these charities best serve this purpose. He will be joined by both Lauren and Daniel a mammoth 8 day trek to an altitude of 19,341 feet!
The poem is read by Gill Fraser Lee (@AHappyflower) on Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast show on www.sfmradio.com.
This is one of the most famous and enduring war poems, and it was written at an historic moment … just after the retreat from Mons and the victory of the Marne.
As to how it came to be written, Laurence Binyon, who celebrated his 70th anniversary on 10 August 1939, says: “I can’t recall the exact date beyond that it was shortly after the retreat. I was set down, out of doors, on a cliff in Polzeath, Cornwall. The stanza “They Shall Grow Not Old” was written first and dictated the rhythmical movement of the whole poem.
Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain was back out and about in London this time chatting to the writers and cast of Memphis the Musical: David Bryan, Joe DiPietro, Waylon Jacobs and Rolan Bell.
Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS the Musical follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.
Robert Frost was an American poet highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honoured frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
On Saturday morning breakfast on 106.9 SFM Gill Fraser Lee reads his poem Ghost House.