Music in wartime



To commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) on Friday 8 May 2015, Trinity Laban’s Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts is running a new exhibition, Music in Wartime (8 May-2 July 2015).

With material related to both the First and Second World Wars, the exhibition highlights historic material from the special collections and archives (such as Trinity College of Music minute books) as well as providing a broader picture of wartime life through passages from The Musical Times and books from the library's loanable collection.

Based in the Conservatoire’s Faculty of Music in Greenwich, the Jerwood Library supports Trinity Laban’s mission to bring together performers and practitioners to train, collaborate, research and perform in inspiring creative, intellectual and physical spaces. The library contains collections of international significance, including rare and unique items.

Picture – VE Day Conga - © Copyright Frank Patten (and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence).