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November 2015

2015 Festival of Remembrance

5 November 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters
Exeter, EX1 1HS
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£12.50 - £15

Commemorating the end of the Second World War For the first time in its 20 years’ history, the 2015 Devon Festival of Remembrance will be held on Thursday 5 November in Exeter Cathedral, starting at 7.30pm. Doors will open at 6.45 pm. The change of venue is a major break with tradition but in keeping with the solemnity of the occasion. The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines of the Commando Training Centre Lympstone will provide the much-appreciated musical accompaniment…

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FILM: The Battles of the Coronal and the Falkland Islands (1927)

9 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jill Craigie Cinema, Drake Circus
Plymouth, PL4 8AA
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£6.60

World War 1 Series 7pm on Monday 9 November 2015 at the Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, the BFI National Archive has restored one of the finest films of the British silent era - a thrilling reconstruction of two decisive naval battles from the early stages of the conflict. Filmed on real battleships supplied by the Admiralty, this monumental production was shot mostly at sea near Malta, with the Scilly Isles a…

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Home Front Legacy: Day School at Museum of Somerset

14 November 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green
Taunton, TA1 4AA
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Home Front Legacy 1914–18 Day School – Recording First World War sites in the UK for community groups The CBA is working with Historic England and partners across the UK to help local communities identify and map the remains of the First World War Home Front. The CBA invites local community group members, national and local projects and partners to this day school to find out how to use the recording toolkit and online app for your project. We would…

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FILM: Tell England (1931)

16 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jill Craigie Cinema, Drake Circus
Plymouth, PL4 8AA
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World War 1 Series 7pm on Monday 16 November 2015 at the Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth Tell England is set before the outbreak of WW1 and shows the friendship between two men before they enlist.  Both directors had close memories of Gallipoly, as did Fay Compton's brother, Compton Mackenzie. Asquith's father, HH Asquith had been Prime Minister at the time of the Gallipoli Landings, a fact which drew press attention to the film, while Geoffrey Barkas had personally fought in…

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January 2016

Taunton workshop for volunteers on War Memorial condition surveys

6 January 2016
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Civic Voice, in conjunction with English Heritage, Imperial War Museums and War Memorials Trust aims to encourage local communities to engage with their war memorials throughout the First World War Centenary, to assess their condition with a view to getting them conserved, and to learn how to protect them for the future through listing. Workshops are being run across the country to train volunteers how to undertake condition surveys for war memorials . Further details, and how to book can be…

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February 2016

American Women’s War Hospital exhibition

3 February 2016 - 13 February 2016
Paignton Library, 22 Station Lane
Paignton, TQ4 5AR
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Paignton Library is currently hosting an exhibition telling the story of the American Women's War Hospital at Oldway Mansion during the First World War. The exhibition runs until 13th February and has been organised by the American Women's War Hospital project, a Heritage Lottery Funded project run in conjunction with Friends of Oldway Mansion.  

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April 2016

Britten’s War Requiem

23 April 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters
Exeter, EX1 1HS
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EMG Symphony Orchestra and Singers will be performing Britten's War Requiem in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 23 April 2016.  Raising funds for The Royal British Legion and Medecins Sans Frontieres. Tickets are available from Exeter Tourist Information, Dix's Field, Exeter 01392 665885 and Devon Strings Workshop, 1 Bartholomew St West, Exeter (10-6 Weds-Sat, cash & cheques only please), and on the door, subject to availability. Ticket prices: £16, £13, £11, £9  (students / under16: £6, £5, £4)  

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July 2016

Battle of the Somme – 1916 Film

1 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street
Exeter, EX4 3RX
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An opportunity to view the original film commissioned by the War Office in 1916 to record the first major offensive in which the British Army took the major part on the Western Front during the First World War. The film will be shown in the Garden Meeting Room at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery  from 10am - 5pm from 1st - 3rd July and from 6th - 15th July. This screening is part of the city-wide event…

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Exhibition: The Challenging Road to Peace since the First World War

1 July 2016 - 2 July 2016
St Stephen’s Church, High Street
Exeter,
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This exhibition, researched and hosted by the Tavistock Peace Action group will be available to view at St Stephen's Church, High Street, Exeter on Friday 1st July and Saturday 2nd July from 10am - 5.30pm. Refreshments will be available. This will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme where 57,000 British and Empire men were wounded or killed on that first day.  Five months later many hundreds of thousands on both sides were…

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19240 Shrouds of the Somme Memorial

1 July 2016 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Northernhay Gardens, Northernhay Gate
Exeter, EX4 3QE
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WE WILL REMEMBER THEM Commemorating the 19,240 men and women from across the world who gave their lives at the battle of The Somme on July 1, 1916. A memorial event is to be held on July 1, 2016 where the 19,240 Shrouds of The Somme will be revealed for the first time. The memorial day will commence with the blowing of a whistle at 7am to symbolise the first wave of soldiers ordered to go ‘over the top’. Have a…

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