October 17, 2018, by Liz Cass
Memorial events around Nottinghamshire
11 November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War 1.
Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham Lakeside Arts are hosting a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the end of the war and the sacrifice of men and women from across Nottinghamshire.
Representatives from the University of Nottingham have also been invited to the National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on Sunday November 11. Professor John Beckett and Mike Noble of the Centre for Hidden Histories, which is part of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Nottingham, have been invited as part of their work in uncovering the stories of those living, working and fighting in war-time. They will be accompanied by members of community projects with whom they have collaborated during the centenary.
Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Nottingham Lakeside Arts will be hosting two events to mark the centenary:
Anthem for a Doomed Youth – Thursday 15 November – Djanogly Theatre:
Nottinghamshire County Council
Read more about the plans for the Great War memorial in the Memorial Gardens on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment, close to the City of Nottingham War Memorial.
Upcoming and current events
- Tuesday 3 July – Sunday 11 November
- Free – no booking required
- Various locations across Nottinghamshire including libraries, Nottinghamshire Archives, Mansfield Museum, Southwell Minister and County Hall
An exhibition highlighting the six men who were born in Nottinghamshire and received the Victoria Cross – the highest award of the British honours system – during World War 1 (1914-1918) will be on tour throughout Nottinghamshire at local libraries and at special Great War commemoration events.
The exhibition will include a replica of the Victoria Cross and information about other medals awarded for service during the Great War.
- Sunday 4 November
- 3pm to 5:15pm
- Theatre Royal Nottingham
- Tickets from £12
The Nottingham Harmonic Choir present Britten’s War Requiem and Williams’ Lark Ascending. Tickets available from £12.
Games of Remembrance
- Thursday 8 November
Enjoy a fantastic sporting spectacle on Thursday 8 November when women and men from the British Army play women and men from the German Armed Forces in two football matches to remind us that two Nations who were once enemies on the battlefield are now friends and allies.
The Women’s match will take place from 12 noon to 3pm at Notts County Football Club.
A family ticket (one adult and two children) to the match will cost £5. There is a £2.50 concession price for any uniformed services U16s, students and senior citizens.
Entry for two adults and two children will be £10. There is a £2.50 concession price for any uniformed services U16s, students and senior citizens.
Advance booking is essential. Buy tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Nottingham Forest ticket office by calling 0115 982 4388.
VIPs and sporting legends from both countries will be attending as well as fan zones, music and exhibition areas.
A limited number of free group tickets are available for schools, youth groups and football clubs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Return to University of Nottingham commemoration page.