WW1 Multi Media Commemoration

Our WW1 multi media commemoration at Holy Trinity Church, Southport, starts on Friday 9 November with a free screening of the feature film Journey’s End. This film kicks off a week of events, organised by Trinity Arts, which includes a gallery of images and stories, live poetry readings with people dressed as WW1 soldiers, an amazing Flower Festival, video reports, schools participation, silhouettes, talks from special guests, and original artwork. See timetable of events here.

There will also be items from WW1 on display including original cigarette boxes, a cartoon book featuring soldiers, medals and more. Children’s activities will be available, including making a tissue-paper poppy wreath.

The activities above are on Saturday 10 November, 10am – 4pm, and on the Sunday there will be a Remembrance Service with a two minute silence and the laying of wreaths.

Organiser Joy Aldred, of Trinity Arts, said that the event had become much bigger than anyone expected. “Thanks to media coverage, so many people have got in touch with their families’ stories and their tales are amazing and so poignant. They’re not just about WW1, but we are also remembering those who fought in WW2. Just a few highlights to mention include diaries from prisoners of war in both conflicts, a story of someone who deserted – because he wanted to fight at the Front, a Southport lass who helped defend London in WW2, by being a barrage balloon operator, and an Untold Story of a soldier in WW1, whose family knew nothing about his experiences until he died. Then they discovered a cupboard full of memorabilia, from which we’ve pieced together part of his life at the Front. That memorabilia will be on display on the Saturday and is fascinating.”

On Friday 16 November in the Parish Centre at 1pm, there will be a pianist playing war-time songs, which people can sing along to.

All events are free but there will be opportunities to donate to the poppy collection and, at the film screening, to the charity Combat Stress.

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Thanks to all our contributors and visitors to today's ww1 commemoration. Over 300 people came, and comments included 'poignant', 'moving' and 'a worthy tribute to those who fought'. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to all our contributors and visitors to todays ww1 commemoration. Over 300 people came, and comments included poignant, moving and a worthy tribute to those who fought.

Wonderful atmosphere at our ww1 commemoration today, almost 200 people have been in so far. It's on until 4, don't miss it. ... See MoreSee Less

Delicious food and street party atmosphere at the Trinity Mess after you've been to the exhibition. ... See MoreSee Less

Delicious food and street party atmosphere at the Trinity Mess after youve been to the exhibition.

Busy start to ww1 exhibition, pop along, Holy Trinity Church Southport ... See MoreSee Less

Busy start to ww1 exhibition, pop along, Holy Trinity Church Southport

Hope you can join our free #ww1 community commemoration today between 10am and 4pm at Holy Trinity Church #southport There will be silhouettes, poetry, artwork, flowers, video, stories, food and more. ... See MoreSee Less

Hope you can join our free #ww1 community commemoration today between 10am and 4pm at Holy Trinity Church #southport There will be silhouettes, poetry, artwork, flowers, video, stories, food and more.

Setting up for the Trinity Mess, which will feature delicious food and drink, as part of our Remembrance commemoration tomorrow. Lots of people have braved the weather to see the film Journey's End tonight, which starts the week long activities. Hope to see you all tomorrow, between 10 and 4. ... See MoreSee Less

Setting up for the Trinity Mess, which will feature delicious food and drink, as part of our Remembrance commemoration tomorrow. Lots of people have braved the weather to see the film Journeys End tonight, which starts the week long activities. Hope to see you all tomorrow, between 10 and 4.

Don't miss the #ww1 film Journey's End, being shown free at Holy Trinity Church #southport at 7.30pm Fri 9 Nov. ... See MoreSee Less

Dont miss the #ww1 film Journeys End, being shown free at Holy Trinity Church #southport at 7.30pm Fri 9 Nov.

Today at The Atkinson reading poetry to promote our ww1 event at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

Today at The Atkinson reading poetry to promote our ww1 event at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday.

The story boards, images, artwork and flowers are now being arranged in preparation for our exhibition and flower festival to mark 100 years since the end of #ww1 Thanks to the Southport Visiter for a large piece today outlining all the events, which includes audio and video reports, children's activities, food and drink and poetry reading by people dressed as ww1 soldiers. It's at Holy Trinity Church, Southport, on Saturday 10am-4pm, but there's also a free screening of the film Journey's End on 9 November at 7.30pm, and a Remembrance Service on Sunday, starting at 10.15am, with a two minute's silent and laying of wreaths. ... See MoreSee Less

The story boards, images, artwork and flowers are now being arranged in preparation for our exhibition and flower festival to mark 100 years since the end of #ww1 Thanks to the Southport Visiter for a large piece today outlining all the events, which includes audio and video reports, childrens activities, food and drink and poetry reading by people dressed as ww1 soldiers. Its at Holy Trinity Church, Southport, on Saturday 10am-4pm, but theres also a free screening of the film Journeys End on 9 November at 7.30pm, and a Remembrance Service on Sunday, starting at 10.15am, with a two minutes silent and laying of wreaths.

The #ww1 uniforms are in for our poets to wear at our #southport Remembrance event at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday. It's free, from 10 - 4 and there will be lots to do. ... See MoreSee Less

The #ww1 uniforms are in for our poets to wear at our #southport Remembrance event at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday. Its free, from 10 - 4 and there will be lots to do.

Thanks Emma for your contributions to the day, we really appreciated all the tributes, the poem...and the cake!

Delicious food and drink available after ww1 exhibition, come along.

Great start to ww1 commemoration, pop along Holy Trinity Church Southport, all day until 4pm.

Pop along to our free #ww1centenary exhibition and flower festival in #southport today between 10am and 4pm. Stories, artwork, flowers, reports, POW diaries and more. Holy Trinity Church, Hoghton St.

Start Remembrance weekend by seeing the movie Journey’s End, thanks to @journeysend2017, at Holy Trinity Church on Hoghton Street 7.30pm on Friday 9 November. It’s free, just turn up.

Story boards being arranged in preparation for our #ww1 community commemoration, at Holy Trinity Church #southport on Saturday 10 November, 10am - 4pm. Free and all welcome.

The flower festival is being prepared for our #ww1 commemoration, at Holy Trinity Church #southport, which starts Friday.

One week today we’ll be showing a free screening of the movie Journey’s End, thanks to @journeysend2017, depicting life at the Front in #WW1 It’s at Holy Trinity Church on Hoghton Street 7.30pm on Friday 9 November. It’s free, just turn up.

So much interest in our ww1 event at Tesco today we're running out of flyers!

Lots of activity at Tesco Kew today as we promote our Ww1 multimedia exhibition. If you're there before 3 say hi.

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