Places to pay your respects
Remembrance weekend events
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.