Sil­hou­ette show to out­line war event

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Active - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@reach­plc.com @jamie_lopez1

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

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