Remembrance Weekend Events

Saturday 8 November

Imperial War Museum London

BBC Remembrance logo and link1918–2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance
Saturday 8 November
Special family remembrance events as part of the BBC Learning campaign to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the Armistice. Throughout the day, visitors can upload personal First World War memorabilia to the BBC online remembrance wall (www.bbc.co.uk/remembrance), make their own poppy of remembrance and experience what life was like during the war years by meeting characters from the past. Free admission

We Will Remember Them
11.00am – 4.00pm
A poppy-making activity for families.
Free

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Over the weekend, visitors can contribute to the remembrance wall, recording their own wartime experiences or their family’s stories from both the First and Second World Wars. There will also be a display of personal accounts recorded by Their Past Your Future, commemorating the contribution of people from Commonwealth countries during the Second World War.

At 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm, veterans will be talking about their experiences, and there will be the opportunity for members of the public to ask them questions about their life during wartime.

At 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm, the film West Indies Calling (1943) will be shown. The film records and illustrates a BBC broadcast by West Indians in Britain and examines the West Indian contribution to the war effort.

Imperial War Museum North

BBC Remembrance logo and linkSaturday 8 November
1918–2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance with the BBC
11am - 4.00pm
Join the BBC and share your memories, stories and photographs of family members whose lives were shaped by the First World War as a permanent legacy on www.bbc.co.uk/remembrance.

What a Performance
12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm
Meet characters who will help you and your family explore the stories of the First World War within the Horrible Histories™ exhibition.

Poppy Field
Noon – 3.00pm
Create a poppy to add to the Museum’s display.

A Closer Look
11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Join Imperial War Museum North staff for remembrance-themed tours.

A November Day
7.00pm
The story of one survivor’s memories of the conflict and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knows no boundaries. With giant puppet characters and live music, A November Day presents a timeless fable of war and friendship.
Booking required on 0870 428 0785 or www.quaytickets.com.
Tickets £11, concessions £7, families (of four) £30 (includes parking).
Special-rate hot buffet menu for ticketholders from 5.30pm.

Sunday 9 November

Imperial War Museum London

Remembrance Ceremony
11.00am
A remembrance ceremony will be held in the Museum’s atrium with the Last Post, sounded by a sea cadet, and two-minute silence. It will be followed by a recital on the Western Front violin.
Free admission

Peace Lecture – Hope in a time of war: a religious perspective on peacemaking
2.00pm
Reverend Kathy Galloway, leader of the Iona Community, will give the annual Peace Lecture, organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War.
Free admission

We Will Remember Them
11.00am – 4.00pm
A poppy-making activity for families.
Free

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Over the weekend, visitors can contribute to the remembrance wall, recording their own wartime experiences or their family’s stories from both the First and Second World Wars. There will also be a display of personal accounts recorded by Their Past Your Future, commemorating the contribution of people from Commonwealth countries during the Second World War.

At 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm, veterans will be talking about their experiences, and there will be the opportunity for members of the public to ask them questions about their life during wartime.

At 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm, the film West Indies Calling (1943) will be shown. The film records and illustrates a BBC broadcast by West Indians in Britain and examines the West Indian contribution to the war effort.

In honour of the fallen of the two world wars and other conflicts, and to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the end of the First World War admission is free for veterans.

HMS Belfast

In honour of the fallen of the two world wars and other conflicts, and to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the end of the First World War admission is free for veterans.

Imperial War Museum Duxford

In honour of the fallen of the two world wars and other conflicts, and to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the end of the First World War, admission will be free.

Imperial War Museum Duxford will observe two minutes’ silence at 11.00am. Visitors are welcome to join the service of remembrance, including a wreath-laying ceremony, which will be held at 12.30pm outside Hangar 4 – one of the original hangars of the RAF training station based at Duxford in 1918. Amongst those attending will be members of the Royal Anglian Regiment, Burma Star Association and the Royal British Legion.

Exact times and location subject to changes. Please call 01223 835000 for more information.

BBC Remembrance logo and link1918–2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance with the BBC
Join the BBC and share your memories, stories and photographs of family members whose lives were shaped by the First World War as a permanent legacy on www.bbc.co.uk/remembrance.

Family activities will also take place during the day, including craft workshops and historical interpreters.

Imperial War Museum North

Piper’s Lament
11.00am
Following the traditional two-minute silence, there will be a short performance by a piper to mark Remembrance Day.

A Closer Look
11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Join Imperial War Museum North staff for remembrance-themed tours.

Studio Talk
2.15pm
Focusing on remembrance and life during the First World War, this themed presentation consists of a short gallery walk followed by an illustrated talk in the Studio.

Songs for Remembrance
3.00pm
The Alteri Chamber Choir present a programme of classical music for remembrance.

A November Day
7.00pm
The story of one survivor’s memories of the conflict and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knows no boundaries. With giant puppet characters and live music, A November Day presents a timeless fable of war and friendship.
Booking required on 0870 428 0785 or www.quaytickets.com.
Tickets £11, concessions £7, families (of four) £30 (includes parking).
Special-rate hot buffet menu for ticketholders from 5.30pm.

Monday 10 November

Imperial War Museum North

Why War? A Dialogue for Remembrance
6.15pm – 7.30pm
Anjum Anwar MBE and Canon Chris Chivers of Blackburn Cathedral lead a discussion on the roots of Remembrance Day and its meaning 90 years on from the ‘war to end all wars’.
Booking advised on 0161 836 4007.

Tuesday 11 November

Imperial War Museum London

Armistice Ceremony
11.00am
Exactly 90 years on from the moment the First World War ended, the memorial ceremony in the Museum’s atrium will begin with the Last Post, sounded by a member of the Band of The Brigade of Gurkhas, and a two-minute silence.

11.03am
The Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir perform Douglas Guest's choral setting of Laurence Binyon's poem 'For the Fallen'.

Free admission

Poetry and the Memory of War
7.00pm
Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, Professor Jon Stallworthy and Professor Paul O’Prey will discuss how poetry shaped the memory of those who fought in the Great War and the perceptions of the later generations.  Poems will be read by descendents of Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg and Robert Graves.
ALL TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD FOR THIS EVENT

Imperial War Museum North

A November Day
7.00pm
The story of one survivor’s memories of the conflict and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knows no boundaries. With giant puppet characters and live music, A November Day presents a timeless fable of war and friendship.
Booking required on 0870 428 0785 or www.quaytickets.com.
Tickets £11, concessions £7, families (of four) £30 (includes parking).
Special-rate hot buffet menu for ticketholders from 5.30pm.