HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Many inspiring events are being held up and down the country to mark the centenary.
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.
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD BBC1, 11 November
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.