All My Life’s Buried Here, the story of George Butterworth

For the first time in a documentary film, the remarkable story of British composer George Butterworth (1885 – 1916), his music, life and times. 



Sands Films Studios
Saturday, 9 March 2019 from 15:00 to 17:00
82 Saint Marychurch Street
London SE16 4HZ

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Drawing on newly uncovered archival treasures, including the letters and memoirs of those who knew him best, All My Life’s Buried Here is the compelling account of a pioneering British composer, musician, folk song collector and dancer, cut down in his prime on the battlefield of the Somme.  Filmed on location around south east London, at Sands Films Studios and at Pozières, France.

Director Stewart Morgan Hajdukiewicz joins us for a post-screening discussion.



ALL MY LIFE’S BURIED HERE tells the story of George Butterworth’s life and music from his earliest childhood to his final hours in the violent confusion of the trenches. We follow Butterworth on his forays collecting folk songs to discover what he found when he went out into rural England and how this informed his own music. We discover why Butterworth once described himself as a ‘professional morris dancer’, and explore what led him to destroy so many of his own compositions before he died. Tracing his journey to its tragic conclusion we go with Butterworth into the trenches of northern France where his participation in increasingly desperate battles on The Somme ultimately cost him his life.

Trailer & more info:  www.georgebutterworth.co.uk

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