WW1 Commeration: What’s On near you

WW1 Commeration: What’s On near you

WW1 Commeration: What’s On near you

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Now until August 21 South Gloucestershire and the First World War exhibition at Yate Shopping Centre To mark the declaration of war in 1914, the South Gloucestershire and the First World War project has created an exhibition, which shows the impact of the war in this area and how communities were changed in other countries with which South Gloucestershire is now twinned.

Now until Sunday, September 7 Wire sculptor Celia Smith will create and install a commemorative memorial at the New Brewery Arts.

The memorial will be created using work from her ‘The Feathered Aviator’ exhibition at the New Brewery Arts.

Now until Sunday, September 21 For King and Country’ – WWI exhibition at Newark Park.

Listen to the voices of those who lived and worked at Nostell Priory during the First World War. Brought to life by actors from Yew Tree Youth Theatre and using original letters and documents, these recordings offer a vivid and compelling insight into the daily reality of life, love and loss during a time of war. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the park’s beautiful gardens and estate.

Standard admission applies for access to Newark Park and the WWI exhibition (£7.90 adult admission, £3.90 child admission, £19.70 family admission – under 5s are free); National Trust members have free admission.

Now until Friday, November 14 A commemorative display exhibited at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) until Friday, November 14.

The display is in the RAU’s chapel on its Stroud Road campus and has been installed to commemorate the many staff, students and governors from the university who were killed during the war.

It can be viewed daily between 9am and 6pm. All visitors must sign in to reception upon arrival at the campus.

Thursday, July 31 and August 2 The Cirencester School of Acting will be performing a play at the Barn Theatre which through words and music shows the war as lived by local people.

Entitled Same Time Next War, it is written by Christopher Denys OBE, who is from the area.

Tickets cost £10 adults and £8 for concessions.

Thursday, July 31 World War 1 Poetry at Matcham’s Bar, The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Friday, August 1 Pre-show talk for Will Harvey’s War, The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Saturday, August 2 Will Harvey’s War, The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Saturday, August 2 to 9 An Exhibition To Remember The Men Of Randwick Who Fought in WW1, photographs, memorabilia, plus commemorative flower displays at Randwick Church 10am to 4pm. Admission free.

Saturday, August 2 A special tribute at Amberley Parish Church - everyone welcome for a presentation of classical and popular music and readings which record local involvement in the Great War.

Tickets are free and all ages are welcome from 7.30pm — with donations greatly appreciated towards costs.

Friday, August 8 A commemorative concert performed by the MJ-UK Music and Arts will take place on August 8 at 7.30pm at St. John the Baptist Church.

The concert will feature songs and music relating to the First World War period and includes readings of winning entries from poetry competitions organised by the church.

Saturday, August 16 to Sunday, September 14 The Corinium Museum’will be holding an exhibition hosted by the Cirencester Historical and Archaeological Society to illustrate the impact of the war on Cirencester and its residents. It has been put together using war memorials, objects and ephemera from the County Archives, the Wilts and Glos Standard, Corinium Museum and the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum archives.

Saturday, August 30 Oh What a Lovely War, special screen filming of the stage musical at the Corinium Museum.

Thursday, September 11 An afternoon talk on how the war was a key experience for Gloucestershire music composers at the Corinium Museum between 2pm and 4pm.

Tickets cost £5.65 or £5 for a season ticket holder and can be bought by visiting coriniummuseum.org In the autumn there will be an exhibition of paper poppies, made by schoolchildren from the area at the St. John the Baptist Church.

Thursday, September 25 Archaeologist Bob Clarke will be giving a talk on an action that caused outrage away from the trenches during the war at the Corinium Museum on September 25 between 7pm and 8.30pm.

Bob will describe how on December 16, 1914, the German High Seas Fleet shelled three east coast towns killing nearly 200 people and injuring 600.

The cost is £5.65 or £5 for a season ticket holder and can be bought at coriniummuseum.org Saturday, October 25 There will be a Poppy Concert at Bingham Hall on October 25.

Cirencester Male Voice Choir and school group and Gloucestershire Police Band will be performing.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Wheatsheaf on Cricklade Street, Pakeman Catto & Carter on the Market Place, the Bees Knees, Watermoor Road, or on the door.

Friday, November 7 A silent film show will take place on November 7 at St. John the Baptist Church at 7.30pm.

The show, a silent film screen screening of a First World War themed film includes an improvised organ score by Anthony Hammond.

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