Silhouette show to outline war event
MEMORIAL silhouettes will form part of a unique WWI commemoration in Southport later this year.
Ten of the silhouettes will be on display at Holy Trinity Church, Manchester Road, joining in a large multi-media display organised by the Trinity Arts group.
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, which oversees the project, granted the maximum number of silhouettes for use as part of its national aim to bring communities together to “remember those who went to war and did not return.”
The Trinity Arts event, which will take place on Remembrance weekend (November 10-11), will also include a gallery of images and stories, live poetry readings with people dressed as WWI soldiers, video reports by high schools, dance and drama, talks from special guests, and original artwork.
Items from WWI will also be on display, including original cigarette boxes and a cartoon book featuring soldiers, medals and more.
Bob Ball, secretary of Trinity Arts, said: “Obviously this Remembrance is especially important as it marks 100 years since the end of World War I and we wanted to do something special to commemorate that moment.
‘‘We had men and boys from Holy Trinity go to war and not return, and so the award of the silhouettes is really wonderful as this will bring home to people the poignancy of those times.
“We’re also grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and to everyone in Sefton who has responded to our appeal for photos and medals – because they have it’s going to be a very special event, featuring stories of people, including those who were prisoners of war, how women helped, and there’s even a mystery or two we can’t solve - but perhaps those who attend can?”
For more details closer to the date, visit trinityarts.org.uk or follow @SouthportTrinityArtsFestival on Facebook.
The glass silhouettes will be on display at Remembrance weekend
A cartoon from the era