Britain in Poetry are raising money to complete the film after our director went down with meningitis, putting the project on hold. It’s Autumn 2017 and we’re glad to say she is now back with us. We’re asking the public to help us make up for lost time.

The main cost we’re fundraising for is archive. The Imperial War Museum has to charge not-for-profit projects, with rates of £20-£40/second for footage and £50-£95 per photo. We will also be using the Australian War Memorial collection and Critical Past.

We have a great soundtrack donated by TV composer Duncan Glasson, and want to complement this with Egyptian style clips for the desert shots.

There is some final filming in Egypt that had to be put off due to the security situation there. Consequently insurance and production costs have gone up for this.

Our fantastic editor has a great deal of experience with poetry films, such as the award-winning war poetry doc ‘The Not Dead.’ He has donated much of his time but we will need to pay his full rate to book in blocks of time for the final editing as he is so busy.

If 15 people donate £6 each, that will cover the cost of one archive photo. All donations, however small, will help us complete the film. A big thanks to our fans for their support!

Click on the Donate button above to donate. You can also donate via our justgiving page:


£5 – for a shout out on our social media.

£20 – for a link to the film once completed + shout out on our social media.

£35 – for a DVD copy + link to the film once completed +shout out on our social media.

£100 – for a thank you credit in the film + link to the completed film + a social media shout out.

£500 – for an associate producer credit + link to completed film + a social media shout out.

We’ll also be adding some more goodies like mugs and t-shirts in future too.