The Gamekeeper – lest we forget

The Gamekeeper – lest we forget

The Gamekeeper – lest we forget

19240, Shrouds of the Somme is the chilling title of an exhibition that commemorates the first day of the Battle Of The Somme – the fateful day when over 19,000 young men died in battle, only for the battle itself to continue for a further four months. The main commemoration event was in Exeter, at Northenhay Gardens, where 19,240 hand-made figurines were laid out for display to the visiting public, 100 years to the hour from when the first men were sent over the top in the First World War battle. Each figurine was made by the hand of Somerset artist Rob Heard, who began the work after a car accident left him unable to pursue his usual work. Instrumental in the exhibition was Steve Knightley, lead singer and songwriter of Show Of Hands, who also took part in the proceedings by playing a concert at Exeter Cathedral. One of Steve’s old songs, The Keeper, was re-recorded for the release by Universal Music of the album Centenary, which counterpointed music with poetry of the Great War, and, now re-titled The Gamekeeper, has been released as a single and video to publicise the event and promote the album.
Stylorouge created the lyric video for the song.

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