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War Words Poetry Challenge

Between September and December this year as part of the First World War Centenary commemorations, Liverpool John Moores University’s Merseyside at War project is running War Words, a poetry challenge to facilitate members of the local community to learn more about their families’ past and express their opinions of the Great War creatively. War Words poetry leaflet HOW TO GET INVOLVED [...]

National Identity Lecture Series

“The First World War: The Myth and the Reality” - Professor Gary Sheffield   Venue:  Johnson Auditorium (Main Lecture Theatre, Ground floor) LJMU John Lennon Art & Design Building, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool, L3 5RD Time:  5.30 p.m. Date: Monday 29th September 2014 To book a place: e-mail:   Books include: The British Army on the [...]

BBC Radio Merseyside

We will be in the Performance space of BBC Radio Merseyside on Hanover Street, Liverpool on Monday 8th September 2014 11am – 4pm share your family story with us add your relative to our Memory Wall

Wirral Remembers – A Festival of War, Peace and Remembrance

Wirral Remembers – A festival of War, Peace & Remembrance is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 22-26th October 2014 Blue Lounge at Floral Pavilion, New Brighton Five days of drama, poetry, music and dance inspired by WWI. Much of it is new writing – local people will research, write and perform stories about local people, often their [...]

A Day to Remember – First World War Family History Day

Museum of Liverpool Saturday 6 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm   FREE family history event to help people with their search into relatives who served in the First World War. Visitors can access a research database, which contains the biographical details of around 80,000 men who served in The King’s Regiment during the First World War. [...]

WWI Commemoration Weekend in Liverpool

A programme of events in Liverpool from 12th – 14th September 2014 The first of a series of events taking place in Merseyside over the next four years, to mark key dates throughout the course of WWI. Organised by the First World War Commemoration Task Group, whose members include Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral councils, as well [...]

The Great Send Off

On Sunday 7th September 2014 Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, working in partnership with the Cheshire Military Museum, plans to recreate the march made by 700 Lever Brothers employees from the factory in Port Sunlight to Chester. The men who enlisted became the 13th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment, and were said to be the largest [...]

Posting to the Past

A commemorative embroidery project from Voluntary Arts England and Up For Crafts. To mark the centenary of WWI Voluntary Arts England in partnership with BBC Radio Merseyside are launching a memorial embroidery project. Using beautifully embroidered silk postcards sent during WWI as inspiration to create an exhibition. People can go along to drop in sessions [...]

Female War Poets Exhibition

A small exhibition is currently on show at the Wilfred Owen Story in Argyle Street, Birkenhead. ENTRY- FREE The Wilfred Owen Story, 34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6AE, UK – Tuesdays – Fridays 11 am till 2 pm. Please phone first as the WOS is manned entirely by volunteers – 07903 337995. Featuring several Merseyside [...]

Sefton’s World War I

Sefton Council has produced a commemorative World War One exhibition which will be on display throughout the borough in the coming months. Working closely with Sefton CVS and local volunteers, Sefton’s library service has produced the impressive exhibition which will first go on display at Southport Library in the Atkinson in the last week in [...]