Using a genuine magic lantern projector, poet & broadcaster Ian McMillan and documentary photographer Ian Beesley tell a story of the First World War from the point of view of men who survived it and lived on to old age and a changing world.
Here too are the tales of women who worked in the factories that oiled the wheels of war.
We often view war as a series of huge historical sweeps and this show reminds us that war is made by people who each have their own narrative of what happened.
The second half finds Ian & Ian exploring the culture of magic lantern shows – from the natural world to engineering and from local novelties to the far-flung corners of Empire – with plenty of knockabout humour and improv along the way!
“In Magic Lantern Tales the past and the present come together in pictures and poems that take the audience back to the First World War and forward to everybody’s experiences of work and play and war and loss. The room will be dark but the pictures and the poems will light up the spirit!” Ian McMillan
Tickets £12.50/£10 concession
Box office: 01524 582803
Buy online www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform-tickets