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:

A powerful compendium of the finest stories and poems of the trenches of the Great War from both sides of no-man’s land. From our greatest war poets Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke and Siegfried Sassoon and excerpts from Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front and the now mythical Christmas Truce, globally renowned, multi-award winning solo-performer, Guy Masterson (Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm) brings the WW1 trenches to life in a powerfully moving tour de force. More details can be found here.

University Chamber Choir – Friday 16 November – Djanogly Recital Hall:

Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the University Chamber Choir performs a concert of commemorative music by British composers spanning four centuries. More details can be found here.

Nottinghamshire County Council 

3D render of a soldier walking in a poppy field

Great War Memorial

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

Nottinghamshire’s Victoria Cross WW1 heroes – touring exhibition

  • 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.

1918 Armistice Anniversary Concert

  • 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.

Women’s match

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.

Advance booking is essential. Buy tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased at the Notts County club shop or by calling 0115 952 9000.

Men’s match

The Men’s match will take place from 7pm to 9pm at Nottingham Forest Football Club.

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 gamesofremembrance@gmail.com to apply.

Return to University of Nottingham commemoration page.

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