The Greater Game – Football and the First World War

An artist and graduate from the School of Art and Design at Liverpool John Moores University is working with the National Football Museum, Manchester, on a project called ‘The Greater Game – Football and the First World War’.

This new exhibition explores the role football played at home and at the front during WWI, and explores the myths and reality of famous stories from the conflict.

Highlights on display include a previously unseen diary detailing the events of the famous ‘Christmas Truce’ of 1914, as well as lost footage from the front and of wartime football.

The exhibition also explores the continuation of football at home, and the controversy of the 1914/15 season, as well as the rise of the women’s game during the war years.

Ten new artworks by artist Malik Thomas reflect the stories of ten key people featured in the exhibition, from pioneering black footballer and soldier Walter Tull, to Sunderland conscientious objector Norman Gaudie.

The exhibition runs until 6 September 2015. Entrance is free.

National Football Museum
Urbis Building
Cathedral Gardens
M4 3BG

Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm

0161 605 8200

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