Centenary Remembrance Late

A member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in a graveyard at Etaples, France, 1918
Join us to reflect on the culture of Remembrance as we mark the centenary of the Armistice. Connect, create and commemorate in this evening of discussion, music, poetry and crafts.

As the First World War centenary period draws to a close, the National Army Museum's Remembrance Late looks at the variety of ways we remember the conflict.

Join our panel discussion: 'Are we getting Remembrance right?' Organised in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the discussion will focus on cultural expressions of Remembrance in architecture, art and literature.

Connect with lives and stories from the First World War through participatory object-handling sessions, a new self-guided gallery tour and by voting for objects from our #CentenaryCollection project.

Get creative with live poetry performances and workshops led by our poets-in-residence.

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Programme

6pm - 6.30pm

Military music

The Band of the Scots Guards will be marking our Centenary Remembrance Event with a performance.

6pm - 8.30pm

Remembrance poetry workshop and performances

Hosted by poets-in-residence Lieutenant Colonel Jo Young and Isabel Palmer, with readings by the Chelsea Pensioners, get involved and share your own poem in our open-mic session.

6pm - 8.30pm

Meet our Centenary Remembrance partners

Big Ideas Company
Black Poppy Rose
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Military Wives Choir
The National Archives
The Royal British Legion
There But Not There

6pm - 8pm

Explore our galleries

Discover the stories behind our First World War objects with a new gallery trail, vote for an object from our #CentenaryCollection, and see our new display of cap badges from the First World War.

6.15pm - 8.30pm

Handling sessions

Step back in time with a First World War soldier to discover more about the items in our handling collection.

6.30pm - 8pm

Poppy brooch making workshop

Get creative and design your own Remembrance brooch to take home.

6.30pm - 7pm

Artillery talk

Ian Maine, Head of Collections, talks about Artillery in the First World War by the Howitzer gun in the Foyer.

7pm - 8pm

Panel discussion: 'Are we getting Remembrance right?'

Dr Glyn Prysor, Chief Historian at the CWGC, will chair. Speakers include Dan Cruikshank (architect and TV presenter), Emma Chambers (Tate) and Dr Santanu Das (King’s College London).

8pm - 8.10pm

Wreath presentation

Virginia Crompton, CEO of the Big Ideas Company, talks about their Remembrance Project in partnership with the National Army Museum and presents a wreath to the Museum's collection.

8.30pm - 9pm

Military music

The Band of the Scots Guards will close the event.

Our panel discussion is organised in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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In 2018, The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying thank you to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world. 

The Royal British Legion's Thank You logo

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