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November 2014

Faure Requiem for Armistice Day

11 November 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters
Exeter, EX1 1HS
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A concert performance by the Cathedral Choir of Fauré's moving Requiem, and sacred choral music by other composers to mark Armistice Day. Tickets are now available from the Cathedral Admissions Desk, Visitors Office (01392 285983) and online at www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

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We Will Remember – Touring Exhibition

15 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
Killerton, Broadclyst
Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE United Kingdom
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For more information on this exhibition, follow the link to this news post

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World War 1 and Wembury – exhibition

15 November 2014
St Werburgh’s Church, Wembury, St Werburgh Close
Wembury, PL9 0HR
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World War 1 and Wembury - a one-day exhibition organised by Wembury Local History Society.  Exhibits will explore topics such as the stories of local people who died and survived; Wembury's character and community in 1914 and how both changed; and the war's impact on local agriculture. There will also be displays telling broader stories such as servicemen's experiences in training, and how the army's bureaucracy dealt with death. The exhibition will take place from 10am on Saturday 15th November.

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Open Day at Kings Nympton

22 November 2014
Kings Nympton Village Hall, Kings Nympton
South Molton, North Devon , EX37 9SS
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Kings Nympton Local History Society will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 22nd November from 11am onwards at the Kings Nympton Village Hall They are appealing for local WW1 information to help with their research on those who perished from the village. Please contact Geoff Keegan for more information on geoffk@fhsinternet.com

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Exwick Local History Society WW1 Exhibition at Exwick Christmas Fair

29 November 2014 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Station Road
Exwick, Exeter, EX4 2AA
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Exwick Local History Society will be showing their exhibition of Servicemen lost during the First World War. The information will be on display at St Andrew's Church, during the Exwick Christmas Fair from 11am - 2pm on Sunday 29th November. Julia Sharpe from the Local History Society is particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have more information or photographs of the local men commemorated on the war memorial. For further information, please contact Julia at bradleysharpe10@aol.com

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December 2014

WW1 museum exhibition at Landscore Primary School

9 December 2014 - 13 December 2014
Landscore Primary School, Threshers
Crediton, EX17 3JH
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Free

Pupils at Landscore Primary School are hosting their very own WW1 Museum as part of their 'Discovering our WW1 Ancestors' project. The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been a major focus throughout the Autumn Term with the whole school involved in related activities.  As well as learning about the First World War, pupils have investigated local WW1 soldiers, discovered what life was like for their own families and collected a wide range of memorabilia from the period.…

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January 2015

Faces of Conflict: The impact of the First World War on art and facial reconstructive surgery

17 January 2015 - 5 April 2015
Gallery 20, RAMM, Queen Street
Exeter, EX4 3RX
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Exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery An exploration of the influence on artists and surgeons of the facial injuries suffered during the First World War. The exhibition brings together collections of historical objects and artworks from the last hundred years, including works by the artist Wyndham Lewis and specially commissioned works by the 1914FACES2014 artist in residence Paddy Hartley. The unprecedented numbers of facial injuries in 1914-18 led to both innovations in surgical practice and to…

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March 2015

Simon West OBE – evening talk

3 March 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thistle Hotel, Queen Street
Exeter, EX4 3SP
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£25

  In 1982 the Sir Galahad was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands. On board was Simon Weston, Welsh Guardsman, a name and face that was going to become well known for his struggle to overcome his injuries (46% burns) and redefine his role in life. Simon’s message is one of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding. This event has been organised to accompany the Faces of Conflict exhibition which will be at…

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Dartmoor Life in the First World War – exhibition

7 March 2015 - 9 September 2015
National Park Visitor Centre, Tavistock Road
Princetown, PL20 6QF
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Free

The Dartmoor Life in the First World War Exhibition is open daily from 7th March to 9th September 2015 at the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown. Entry is free. The Exhibition describes through images and words, living conditions in the early 1900s, the impact of the 1914 – 18 War on Dartmoor communities and the legacy of the War.  This is a partnership between the Dartmoor Trust and the Dartmoor National Park Authority. For further information, please contact TonyClark@DartmoorTrust.org In parallel,…

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Exhibition – Diaries of the Deceased: Courtyard Interruptions

18 March 2015 - 20 March 2015
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street
Exeter, EX4 3RX
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Free

Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 March, drop into the Courtyard at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum between 10am to noon and 2 to 4pm Pause for a while and let your path cross with spirits in puppet form, from the First World War to the present day, with performance artists from Encounter Theatre & Therapy. Linked to the exhibition Faces of Conflict: The impact of the First World War on art and facial reconstructive surgery, 17 January to 5 April 2015.

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