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The Daily Telegraph - - First World War Armistice centenary -


 Na­tional Me­mo­rial Ar­bore­tum can­dlelit vigil, Al­re­was, Staffs, at 6pm.

 Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance, Royal Al­bert Hall, Lon­don, 8.30pm. Also on BBC One.

 Bris­tol Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance, Bris­tol Cathe­dral, 7.30pm, with var­i­ous mu­si­cal per­for­mances.

 Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance, St Ge­orge’s Church, Leeds, 7.30pm, with the Leeds Male Voice Choir, the City of Leeds Pipe Band and Mas­ter­works Cho­rale.


Na­tional Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance at the Ceno­taph on White­hall, Lon­don. Opens to pub­lic at 8am. The March Past be­gins at 10am, cul­mi­nat­ing at the Ceno­taph at 11am where two min­utes’ si­lence will be marked by the fir­ing of guns from King’s Troop on Horse Guards Pa­rade. The Na­tional Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance fol­lows. The Na­tion’s Thank You pro­ces­sion, in which 10,000 mem­bers of the pub­lic pa­rade past the Ceno­taph, takes place af­ter the ser­vice. BBC One cov­er­age starts at 10am.

 A Cer­e­mony of Re­mem­brance, Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum, Lon­don, 11am. The cer­e­mony be­gins with Last Post, played at 11am, fol­lowed by a two-minute si­lence. A vi­o­lin recital will fol­low played by Sinead Bar­ton, prin­ci­pal vi­o­lin­ist of the Lam­beth Youth Sym­phony Orches­tra.

 North Lon­don Mil­i­tary Wives Choir, Royal Air Force Mu­seum, Hen­don, 10.45am. A per­for­mance by the North Lon­don Mil­i­tary Wives Choir in Hangar 2.

 Pages of the Sea, UK beaches. A por­trait of a First World War ca­su­alty drawn in the sand at 32 lo­ca­tions, to be washed away by the tide.

 Shrouds of the Somme Re­mem­brance

ser­vice, Queen Eliz­a­beth Olympic Park, Lon­don, 10.30am  They Shall Not

Grow Old, BBC Two, 9.30pm. Broad­cast pre­miere of di­rec­tor Peter Jack­son’s First World War colourised ar­chive film.  Voices of the

Great War, Hyde Park, 7pm. This pro­duc­tion drama­tises the let­ters of love and hope sent home from war.  The Wipers

Times, Arts The­atre, Lon­don, 6pm. Play by Ian His­lop and Nick New­man about the WW1 trench mag­a­zine, with free tick­ets for British troops.

 Bat­tle’s Over com­mem­o­ra­tion events across the UK. 1,000 bu­glers to sound

Last Post at WWI Bea­cons of Light lo­ca­tions, mark­ing an end to the dark­ness of war and re­turn to the light of peace.

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