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Silence In The Square

This morning Ben read two poems at Silence In The Square, an event that marks the two-minute silence of remembrance on Armistice Day in London.

Many thanks once again to Katie for the following video footage:

Ben Barnes reading two poems at Silence in the Square 2010 (Video)
Silence in the Square 2010 highlights & brief interview with Ben (Video)

I’ve also uploaded screen captures of Ben on stage. View those in the gallery.

Comments

mamy2k4 said:

Thank-you Stephanie!
Please, let us knowk if there will be some poadcast of the reading :-)

November 11th, 2010

Stephanie said:

Will do! :)

This is totally random but there’s a new ‘Dawn Treader’ movie clip online. Watch it here. There’s some wet Caspian at the end of it .. :)

November 11th, 2010

Helaine said:

Thank you, Steph! The pictures are wonderful, Ben is so elegant and adorable… *-*

I still don’t believe I missed it… >_<

And thanks for the ‘Dawn Treader’ movie clip! :D

Yeah, wet Caspian… *swoons*

November 11th, 2010

Ananas said:

OMG!! That clip is awesome! First real scene that we see, in fact!

Wet Ben and his smile in the end *-*

Oooh, December is too far > <

November 11th, 2010

C.S. said:

Just discovered that the Silence in the Square event was streamed live for those who registered in advance. Too bad we didn’t know. However, that must mean that a clip must be available?

November 11th, 2010

Elvira said:

Was there anyone from here able to attend this morning? I’d love to know which poems Ben recited. He looks so solemn and lovely reading on the stage.

Thanks for the photos!

November 11th, 2010

Nicole L. said:

thanks for the pictures, Steph! and for the VDT clip too (yay wet Caspian!) ;) i laughed at the part where Caspian recues Lucy and she says “Caspian!!” and he enthusiastically says “Lucy!!” hahaha :) although i didn’t quite catch what he said to Lucy when they were about to be pulled up by that thing?

but anyways….Happy Remembrance Day Ben! (and Happy Veterans Day to anyone from America!) :) i do hope that there will be a video of Ben reading the poems online soon, since i missed it (11am GMT = 5am my time lol)

you know what this makes me wonder about though? i wonder if Ben had any friends/relatives who have fought or are fighting in the war? and i wonder if his family attended the SITS to watch him read??
and lastly, did anyone here on the boards attend the event?

November 11th, 2010

Nicole L. said:

@Elvira — Galene posted in the last post that he read the poems “In Memoriam” by E. A. Mackintosh and “A Listening Post” by R.E Vernede.

November 11th, 2010

arezoo said:

oooh my god….i can’t breathe anymore….
is the video of this performance on youtube or somewhere to download it?

November 11th, 2010

Galene said:

Have you seen video on Birdsong official site?
http://www.birdsongtheplay.com/

November 11th, 2010

*Caroline* said:

@Galene: just watched it. Looks really nice, too bad I can’t go and see it :( Is it me or is there no sound??

November 11th, 2010

Helaine said:

OMG, I hadn’t seen it yet! Thank you so much, Galene! I loved it! Gosh, I just melted in Ben’s scenes with Genevieve! *-*

Oh, I so wish I could see the plaaaaaaaay!!! *crying oceans*

November 11th, 2010

Nicole L. said:

i just saw the video on the official site as well, and there was no sound for me either. is that how it’s supposed to be? b/c my volume was on and everything…

“Oh, I so wish I could see the plaaaaaaaay!!! *crying oceans*”
@Helaine — me too…i so know how you feel!! :(

November 11th, 2010

Helaine said:

@*Caroline* and @Nicole L. – Yeah, there was no sound for me too.

@Nicole L. – It’s sad, you know. Sometimes I feel like 80 percent of my sentences here or on the forum are “I wish I could” sentences… *still crying oceans*

November 11th, 2010

Elvira said:

@Nicole L., thanks, I found the poems right away. They were very touching and made me weep. I wish I could have been in London yesterday to hear Ben read them.

@Galene, thanks for pointing out the video on the Birdsong site, it was quite wonderful and REALLY makes me want to go and see the play. Too bad there was no sound, but I’ll take what I can get.

November 12th, 2010

Ananas said:

Oooooooh, that video is great! <3
Makes me feel totally nostalgic… Ben is so cute and moving in all the scenes with Isabelle…

November 12th, 2010

Ananas said:

Caroline, Nicole, Helaine, I’m very sorry for you that you can’t see the play… But really, I’m sure you’ll have other occasions to see Ben =))

November 12th, 2010

Stephanie said:

I’ve updated the post with video footage of Ben reading the poems at Silence in the Square yesterday, thanks once again to Katie! :)

The second video was uploaded by the Royal British Legion. You can see Ben starting at about 2:37 in the video. :)

November 12th, 2010

Ananas said:

Thanks a lot Katie!!!

I like the second poem so much! Especially that line: “And right be wrong, and laugher tears”

I did great, as we assumed =)

November 12th, 2010

Ananas said:

Killing Bono movie poster shoot video > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGqCsnI-AgU&feature=player_embedded

November 12th, 2010

Pilar said:

Es hermoso, tan profundo ese silencio, callar en contra de la guerra, pensar en la paz¡¡¡
Y todo eso, encima que sea leído por BEN¡¡, HACE QUE REALMENTE ME QUEDE SIN PALABRAS¡¡
Eres BELLO querido BEN¡¡¡

November 12th, 2010

Stephanie said:

Oops! I think I was working on the update at the time you posted that Ananas. :P Thanks for the link! :)

November 12th, 2010

Helaine said:

Gosh, Ben reads so beautifully! I’m in heaven…

November 12th, 2010

Nightshade said:

The Birdsong site video is so beautiful – I found it this afternoon, I hadn’t realised last night that Galene’s link was to that particular piece! It’s beautiful – doesn’t Ben look gorgeous in his false moustache – so “King Caspian” :-)

Now off to watch the Silence in the Square clip … thank you Steph, you are a heroine!

November 12th, 2010

Katie said:

Yeah I thought he did great as well (no surprise there…) but I (have to) take a poetry class and I’m so used to hearing poetry read out poorly, this was a wonderful change!

And he was so sweet during the soundcheck! He didn’t really know what to say, so he was just like “Testing, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, night…. hm… Harry Potter premiere tonight… that’s interesting… there are some large poppies behind you [he meant the decoration]… testing… feeling slightly ridiculous, standing in the middle of Trafalgar Square with nothing to say for myself…” So adorable!

November 13th, 2010

Stephanie said:

He’s so cute .. <3

Thank you again for recording it for us, Katie! *hugs*

November 13th, 2010

Ananas said:

Oooh, about the soundcheck, it’s SO cute <3
Thanks a lot, yes =)))

November 14th, 2010

mamy2k4 said:

Hello,
have you already saw this two video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWGLCBvMM8I&feature=BF&list=ULYxQWy2iA9_Y&index=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqc35ncNjEY&list=ULYxQWy2iA9_Y&playnext=1

If so, sorry…

November 16th, 2010

Helaine said:

Oh, I hadn’t seen them yet! Thanks, mamy2k4! :D

November 16th, 2010

Clarissa said:

Those are new to me, mamy2K4. Thanks.

November 17th, 2010

KeyKey2DaBenz (aka bleep!) said:

Thanx mamy2k4

I could watch Ben in a moment of silence “all day long”… as his little eyes go back and forth, eyebrows raising and lowering, in waiting thought… ;)

November 19th, 2010

mamy2k4 said:

ahahaah :-))
KeyKey2DaBenz, I agree: his eyes are so special….

November 19th, 2010

KeyKey2DaBenz (aka bleep!) said:

heehee… yes they are… ;)

November 19th, 2010

carol said:

I love you ben!! you are the best actor… I´m loving you!!
I want to know you someday this is my dream… my english is very bad… I travel to England to learn english and I hope know you…
from spain with love:
Carol

November 19th, 2010