As well as featuring 10 Silhouettes, granted by the charity Remembered as part of its There But Not There project, thanks to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, there will also be a gallery of images and stories. Other highlights include:
- live poetry readings with people dressed as WW1 soldiers
- a video report from Formby High School students – who visited the trenches this summer
- other schools’ involvement with artwork and poems
- dance and drama
- a talk from a special guests
- original artwork
- delicious food, street party style
- items from WW1 on display including original cigarette boxes, a cartoon book featuring soldiers, medals and more.
Most interactive events are happening on Saturday 10 November at Holy Trinity Church, Hoghton Street, Southport, followed on the Sunday by the church’s Remembrance service, with the traditional two minute silence and wreath laying.
Bob Ball, Secretary of Trinity Arts, said, “Obviously this Remembrance is especially important as it marks 100 years since the end of World War 1 and we wanted to do something special to commemorate that moment. We had men from Holy Trinity go to war, and not return, and so the award of the Silhouettes is really wonderful as this will bring home to people the poignancy of those times.
“We’re also grateful to everyone who has responded to our appeal for stories, photos and medals – because they have it’s going to be a very special event, featuring stories of people who were prisoners of war, how women helped, and there’s even a mystery or two we can’t solve – but perhaps those who attend can.”
More details will be available nearer the time, check out www.trinityarts.org.uk or follow on Facebook @SouthportTrinityArtsFestival