Many in­spir­ing events are be­ing held up and down the coun­try to mark the cen­te­nary.

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MAK­ING A NEW WORLD Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum, Lon­don, and Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum North, Manch­ester, un­til 31 March 2019

IWM has put to­gether a pro­gramme to ex­plore how the First World War has shaped the so­ci­ety we live in to­day. Im­merse your­self in the Might­ier Than War project in Manch­ester, a 360-de­gree pro­jec­tion that brings per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences of con­flict to life; or be up­lifted by the re­silience of the hu­man spirit in the Lon­don ex­hi­bi­tion, Re­newal: Life Af­ter The First World War In Pho­to­graphs.

1914: WHEN THE WORLD CHANGED FOR­EVER York Cas­tle Mu­seum, York, un­til 31 De­cem­ber

The mu­seum’s ex­ten­sive ar­chive col­lec­tion is on show to help tell the sto­ries of the peo­ple from York­shire who lived and died for the cause.

FOR THE FALLEN Bar­bican, Lon­don, 4-11 Novem­ber

The Bar­bican is host­ing a series of con­certs to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary, in­clud­ing spe­cially com­mis­sioned clas­si­cal mu­sic from the Lon­don Sym­phony Or­ches­tra and the BBC Singers.

FASH­ION AND FREE­DOM Na­tional Me­mo­rial Ar­bore­tum, Bur­tonupon-trent, un­til 30 Novem­ber

An ex­hi­bi­tion that ex­plores the fash­ion legacy the war left be­hind. Con­tem­po­rary de­sign­ers in­clud­ing Vivi­enne West­wood have cre­ated pieces in­spired by the changes in women’s dress that oc­curred 100 years ago.

THE MUDDY CHOIR Na­tional Army Mu­seum, Lon­don, 7-10 Novem­ber

One to take the kids to, The Muddy Choir is a play for young au­di­ences about child­hood friends grow­ing up in wartime cir­cum­stances.


Os­car-win­ning di­rec­tor Peter Jack­son has re­stored 100-year-old footage – some of which has never been seen be­fore – from the Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum’s ar­chive and made it into a unique and com­pelling film about the hu­man ex­pe­ri­ence of war.

WOMEN OF WORLD WAR ONE Wil­fred Owen Fes­ti­val, Shrop­shire, 10 Novem­ber

As part of the Wil­fred Owen Fes­ti­val, don’t miss this day of talks, po­etry read­ings and mu­sic in hon­our of the piv­otal role women played in The Great War.

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