College play to mark war centenary

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Students at Pontefract’s NEW College will mark the centenary of the start of the First World War with an evening of music, dance and drama.

A production of Your Country Needs You will take place at the John Godber Theatre at the college’s Park Lane campus on Tuesday, October 21.

The production will feature contemporary dance along with period music and poetry.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Help for Heroes charity.

Phil Stokes, the college’s head of performing arts, said: “This is a production that has allowed our students to understand this terrible event and also pay tribute to the many soldiers who gave their lives.”

For tickets call on 01977 702139 or email philip.stokes@ncpontefract.ac.uk