Peace, poetry and poppies

The Cenotaph in Whitehall, 1919

Take time to reflect and remember those who have served with a day of talks, crafts and live performance.

At the National Army Museum, we are here to remember, always. This day of activities explores soldier stories in different ways, focusing on the First and Second World Wars, and how we remember now.

Programme

10am – 5pm

The Danger Tree uses oil paintings and augmented reality to bring to life the stories of soldiers who fought in the First World War. Hang your own messages on our 'tree' of memories.

10am – 5pm

Reflect on the experiences and memories of D-Day veterans in an emotive photographic exhibition by Stuart Wood.

11am – 11.30am

Re-enactors perform stories of First World War soldiers.

11am – 1pm

Create your own poppy in a hands-on session for both adults and children.

11am – 1pm

Poetry workshop with Poet-in-Residence, Isobel Palmer.

11am – 1pm

Create a commemorative canvas in this family workshop with the creators of The Danger Tree, Marc Marot and Scarlett Raven.

2pm – 2.30pm

Re-enactors perform stories of First World War soldiers.

2pm – 4pm

Poetry workshop with Poet-in-Residence, Isobel Palmer.

2pm – 4pm

Create a commemorative canvas in this family workshop with the creators of The Danger Tree, Marc Marot and Scarlett Raven.

2pm – 4pm

Create your own poppy in a hands-on session for both adults and children.

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Great Battles: Ypres - Professor Mark Connelly and Dr Stefan Goebel discuss Ypres and its significance after the First World War. (£5 entry)

4pm – 4.30pm

Re-enactors perform stories of First World War soldiers.

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