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Little Victory Ball Exhibition at Black Swan Arts

As the church bells were rung to welcome peace after four years of war, communities and individuals came together to take part in celebrations and to create the rites of Remembrance recognised today. 

A unique exhibition opens on Saturday 17th January 2015 where you can view artefacts, souvenirs and period costumes used in community and domestic Remembrance.

Daily talks from the curator with handling sessions, and performances of their thoroughly entertaining play, will make this a fascinating experience for all ages.

Using oral history and newspaper accounts from 1918-1920 the stories of four women are revealed as a journey is taken back to Armistice Day, the Peace Parade, the Great Silence, the Unknown Warrior, and the unveiling of the Cenotaph. This interactive First World War event vividly explains how Remembrance has come to mean so much, and how this Centenary has relevance for every generation.

This is an ideal opportunity for local schools to fulfil their objectives of marking the centenary with a cross-curricular experience suitable for many key stages. The Little Victory Ball also visits schools directly with their travelling theatre and museum.

The exhibition runs from 17th to 31st January with live shows on Saturday 24th and 31st. Free entrance to the exhibition; tickets for the shows £6/£4. Schools and other local groups are invited to book exclusive sessions.

The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Front Association and the Imperial War Museum.

Visit www.thelittlevictoryball.com for more information.

 

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