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A County of Soldiers

Are you interested in Military History? You may like to attend this end of project celebration at HALS on the 18 January 2018. There is also a chance to see previously unseen war photographs and documents and to hear a talk on Local Military History by Professor Richard Grayson from Goldsmiths College.

W A S Talk – “Underground Graffiti on the Western Front” Morag McBride

United Reformed Church Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

The next W A S lecture on the 2nd of February 2018 is Morag McBride talking about underground graffiti on the Western Front. Morag is currently writing a book on the subject to be published with Pen and Sword.


Pacifists and Protesters: the lost story of resistance to World War One

In February (9-17) the Gloucester Theatre Company are touring Stroud (9-10), Bristol (13-14 Feb ) and Cheltenham (16-17)  with their new play: “Pacifists and Protesters: the lost story of resistance to World War One” - It is described as: A two part presentation featuring A Dangerous Woman (shortlisted for The Adrian Pagan New Writing...

‘This Evil Thing’ a one man play inspired by First World War Conscientious Objection

St Augustine’s Church Mattison Road, London, United Kingdom

Photo: Roger Joiner THIS EVIL THING is Michael Mears’ award-winning one-man show coming to Haringey at 19.00 on 22 February 2018, at St Augustine’s Church, Mattison Road, London N4 1BG As the anniversary of the ending of the First World War approaches, Haringey First World War Peace Forum’s Heritage Lottery Funded project ‘Conscientious Objection Remembered’...

There Will Be Wings Conference

The National Archives Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

  Join The National Archives, the National Army Museum, the RAF Museum, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy in exploring the First World War origins of the RAF, as we mark the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force with our one-day conference 'There will be Wings: the First World War...


Witnessing War

University of Hertfordshire

Click to enlarge In her photographs, Käthe Buchler captured not only German citizens during the First World War, but also illustrated the widespread impact of conflict. The photographs are of interest not only for their artistic merit but also for what they tell us about war and they way it changed lives on the German...


Food in Wartime 1914-1920

On behalf of Professor Jonathan Morris (Historian of Coffee and Business Heritage at University of Hertfordshire) and the AHRC-funded Everyday Lives in War Centre team, we are delighted to announce that a themed workshop on ‘Food in Wartime, 1914-1920’ will be held on Friday 27 April (10:30am-3:30pm) to coincide with ‘Beyond the Battlefields’, an exhibition...

Remembering Durham

The Cheesy Waffles Project in Durham works with young people with additional needs aged 11-30 years old. They have been researching a range of stories for their HLF project 'The Home Front - Life in Britain during the First World War'. As well as growing vegetables on an allotment and recreating First World War recipes, the team...

Great War Walk

Causeway Car Park Causeway Car Park, Abbots Langley, United Kingdom

No Petticoats Here

  No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery took eighteen months and has taken me from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres....

‘But It Still Goes On’ – by Robert Graves

The world premiere “This generation’s no good, no good at all. They don’t possess any deep emotions. They don’t know what passion is.” In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, a world premiere from the author of Goodbye To All That and I Claudius, Robert Graves’ “post-catastrophic comedy”, But It Still Goes On, directed...

Heritage Lottery Fund 1-on-1 Advice Sessions

Watford Palace Theatre 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, United Kingdom

  Wednesday 18th July, 11.00am – 3pm. Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road Watford, WD17 1JZ If you have any ideas for a heritage project or would like to learn more about our funding please get in touch and book a 1-on-1 slot, it would be great to talk to you about your ideas or...

‘1918-2018: The End of the War & the Re-Shaping of a Century’, University of Wolverhampton (UK), 6-8th September 2018.

University of Wolverhampton

Booking NOW OPEN! This international conference will be hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with the Western Front Association and the FWW Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers. It is further supported and sponsored by: the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s First World War Public Engagement Centres;...

Reappraising the Representation of the People Act, 1918

Room 013 Livesey House, 6 Heatley Street, Preston, United Kingdom

Day Conference on Friday 14th September, 2018, Livesey Building, Room 013, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE 2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (RPA). Passed in the last year of the First World War, the RPA enjoyed all party support, in recognition of the contribution to the war effort made by women...


Significant Figures: remembrance through making

Wilson Studio Oxmarket Gallery, St Andrew's Court, Chichester, United Kingdom

Mary Crabb, who was part of the First World War Basketry Then and Now project, is exhibiting in Chichester this autumn. For a glimpse of her work and remarkable vision, do watch Mary's films on Basketry.

The Important Man, Alphabetti Theatre

Alphabetti Theatre St James' Blvd, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

"If the people you cared about the most were in danger what would you do?" ‘The Important Man’ is about belief being tested, set at a time when the advances in scientific discoveries, like electricity, seemed as otherworldly as the supernatural. The story is set in the First World War, but will give you an...