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    04 November 2017 10:00     16:00

    Birkenhead Park Visitors Centre, Wirral.  Merseyside Branch Western Front Association fifth annual Great War Exhibition. 10 - 4 daily, free entry. Includes exhibits and model diorama of Battle of Passchendaele. Help available with researching military ancestors 

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  2. 13

    10 November 2017 13:00     14:00

    Keep the Home Fires Burning - Wind and Words of World War 1
    Keep the Home Fires Burning is a recital of clarinet and poetry based on The First World War. It combines tunes of the period with both poems and writings weaving them into one continuous performance. Much of the programme consists of poems written by poets who served in The Great War, including Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, John Mcrae, Wifred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg. The music, made famous at the time, features a range of composers including Ivor Novello, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.
    Chris Hooker – clarinet
    Valerie Fry - poetry

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  3. 14

    10 November 2017 14:00     15:00

    This event repeats every day for 45 occurrences

    Passchendaele veteran R C Sherriff's ground-breaking play JOURNEY'S END broke a ten year conspiracy of silence in 1928 at its first  'one night only' showing in London with Laurence Olivier in the lead. 
    It rapidly went 'viral', showing in 30 countries and 18 different languages by the early 1930s. 
    Such was its shocking but profoundly moving evocation of the realities of trench warfare, and the extraordinary relationships men formed there. A critic at the time said it was "less a play than a memorial to the dead." Sherriff himself said he did not have to create the characters: "they walked out fully-formed onto the page." 
    Its Centenary revival in Ypres is a fitting Remembrance event by not-for-profit MESH Theatre Co which takes war dramas to locations where they were fought "where history speaks." 
    Groups and veterans particularly welcome. Shows at 3pm daily and 7pm on Tues / Thurs / Sat.  Please see www.meshtheatre.com for more info. 

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  4. 19

    10 November 2017 19:30     21:30

    A talk based on the book Photographing the Fallen: A War Graves Photographer on the Western Front, 1915-1919, given by the author Jeremy Gordon-Smith. 

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  5. 23

    19 October 2017 23:00     23:00

    Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War
    20 October 2017 – 14 January 2018:
    University of Birmingham & Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
    2 February – 3 March 2018:
    Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
    15 March – 5 May 2018:
    University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield

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