Join the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and National Army Museum to reflect on the culture of Remembrance as we mark the centenary of the Armistice. Connect, create and commemorate in this evening of discussion, music, poetry and crafts.
07 November 2018 , 18.00 – 21.00
As the First World War centenary period draws to a close, the Centenary Remembrance Late events looks at the variety of ways conflict is remembered.
Join the CWGC panel discussion: ‘Are we getting Remembrance right?’ Organised in partnership with the National Army Museum (NAM), the discussion will focus on cultural expressions of Remembrance in architecture, art and literature. Speakers include Dan Cruickshank (architect and TV presenter), Emma Chambers (Tate) and Dr Santanu Das (King’s College London).
Connect with lives and stories from the First World War through participatory object-handling sessions, a new self-guided gallery tour and by voting for objects from our #CentenaryCollection project.
Get creative with live poetry performances and workshops led by our poets-in-residence.
6pm – 6.30pm
The Band of the Scots Guards will be marking the Centenary Remembrance Event with a performance.
6pm – 8.30pm
Remembrance poetry workshop and performances
Hosted by poets-in-residence Lieutenant Colonel Jo Young and Isabel Palmer, with readings by the Chelsea Pensioners, get involved and share your own poem in the open-mic session.
6pm – 8.30pm
Meet Centenary Remembrance partners
Big Ideas Company
Black Poppy Rose
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Military Wives Choirs
The National Archives
The Royal British Legion
There But Not There
6pm – 8pm
Explore NAM galleries
Discover the stories behind NAM’s First World War objects with a new gallery trail, vote for an object from our #CentenaryCollection, and see a our new display of cap badges from the First World War.
6.15pm – 8.30pm
Step back in time with a First World War soldier to discover more about the items in our handling collection.
6.30pm – 8pm
Poppy brooch making workshop
Get creative and design your own Remembrance brooch to take home.
6.30pm – 7pm
Ian Maine, NAM’s Head of Collections , talks about Artillery in the First World War by the Howitzer gun in the Foyer.
7pm – 8pm
Panel discussion: ‘Are we getting Remembrance right?’
Dr Glyn Prysor, Chief Historian at the CWGC, will chair. Speakers include Dan Cruickshank (architect and TV presenter), Emma Chambers (Tate) and Dr Santanu Das (King’s College London).
8pm – 8.10pm
Virginia Crompton, CEO of the Big Ideas Company, talks about their Remembrance Project in partnership with the National Army Museum and presents a wreath to the Museum’s collection.
8.30pm – 9pm
The Band of the Scots Guards will close the event.
Our panel discussion is organised in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
In 2018, The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying thank you to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world.