During the First World War, Cheltenham born composer Gustav Holst (composer of 'The Planets') was teaching music to troops in Salonika, boosting morale wherever possible. As part of Cheltenham Remembers - a series of WWI commemorative events - the Holst Birthplace Museum is commemorating Holst's wartime work with an exhibition (July to December), and a public art piece of letterpress posters. 

The public art piece can be found on a wall on Vittoria Walk, opposite the YMCA Number 6 Hostel. 25 individual posters have been pasted onto the brick wall, each a unique letterpress, and each representing one of the 25 Cheltenham soldiers who died at Saolnika. The art is only two minutes walk from Cheltenham Town Hall, and offers a unique, first-person insight into the war.

The posters have been designed and pressed by Andy Kinnear, and will be on display until 31st October 2018.

Take a look...

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