World War One 100 Years Memorial

August of this year marks a hundred years since the start of World War I.

As the War left a huge impact on those who experienced it, Brighton joins a host of nations, individuals and communities to mark the hundred year centenary. The War also left a mark on the families and the heritage of local communities, including Brighton and Hove. As part of the centenary, we will remember the lives of those who fought, lived and died during the War through a range of events, cultural programmes and exhibitions. At the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, you can see various War Stories in the exhibition titled ‘Voices from the First World War’.

Other events in the memorial include The Chattri Memorial Service, a screening of the movie version of Michael Morpurgo’s novel, War Horse at Brighton’s Big Screen and a theatre production inspired by Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.

The author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was one of the most successful and famous writers of his time. On the 30th of August in 1914 he gave a powerful speech during the war in Hove Town Hall. He said: “The enemy is almost within sight of our shores. We have had to change the base of our operations, and there is a possibility of disaster.” For more war stories, click here.

For more information about the First World War Centenary, click here.

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