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Armistice Weekend at The Hive – remembrance events and activities

2nd November 2016

To commemorate Armistice Day events and activities will take place on 11 and 12 November 2016 at The Hive as part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Programme.

The weekend is also an opportunity for people from across Worcestershire to share their family’s World War One artefacts, stories and memorabilia with members of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred team.

On Friday 11 November local school children will join veterans and members of the public as The Hive falls silent at 11am. The end of the silence will be marked by poppies falling inside The Hive from floor 3 on to the World War One Hundred Bell Tent which will be pitched inside the building for the weekend.

Also on Friday 11 November Splash TV will be screening their 2013 documentary We Did Our Bit featuring testimony from eleven Military Veterans from the Second World War. The screening begins at 9.45am and tickets are £2.50 available from The Hive, all ticket money will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

FREE remembrance events and activities will take place throughout Saturday 12 November from 10am – 4pm. Discover History will take over the World War One Hundred Bell Tent as a VAD Nurse and World War One Soldier bringing the experiences of those who served on the front line to life. Fergus the Poet will be running two special workshops at 10am and again at 2pm encouraging people to create and perform their own poetry. In the Children’s Library at 10am younger library users can enjoy storytelling with Flo of the Somme which focuses on animals in World War one.

On 12 November there will also be two screenings of the UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme. Released by the Imperial War Museum, The Battle of the Somme was originally shot and screened in 1916, the first feature length documentary about war which changed the way both cinema and film were perceived by the public.

Dr Adrian Gregson, Worcestershire World War One Hundred Project Manager said: “The activities and events taking place at The Hive on both the 11 and 12 November demonstrate the range of ways we are remembering World War One from film to stories to poetry. We hope our programme of remembrance activities reminds people of their own family history, and if anyone has any World War One artefacts or memorabilia they may have in their lofts and cellars please bring to The Hive to share with us.”

For the full list of events taking place click here.