Remembrance Day at Stow Mries Aerodrome

COMMEMORATING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Discover how the Maldon District will be commemorating a hundred years since the end of the First World War. Taking more than eighteen million lives, WWI changed the face of the modern world and is one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. Ending on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, commemorations have taken place ever since to remember those that were lost.

Lighting the Beacon

BATTLES OVER EVENT

The Battles Over special evening event will be held by Maldon District Council and will include lighting the Beacon as part of the commemorations that will take place nationwide. Leading up to the event, each of the parishes in the Maldon District will receive silhouettes of soldiers to be decorated in their own unique way to remember the fallen. Battles Over will also have numerous guests including the British Legion, local cadets as well as special dignitaries, and will be staged with gunfire to commemorate the soldiers that gave their lives during the conflict.

DANGER TREE

The Danger Tree event will be hosted at the Moot Hall and the Maeldune Heritage Centre and will be an interactive visual arts experience to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. You can register your interest in volunteering for the Danger Tree and register your availability as well.

Artist Scarlett Raven has previously launched an experience to commemorate the Battle of the Somme in 2016. Raven is the first oil painter to work in the world of augmented reality and uses an app where you can reveal the creative journey behind each artwork with animation, music and poetry, read by actors including Sean Bean and Vicky McClure, superimposed on the artworks.

EVENTS

Echoes of Remembrance

Sat 29 Sep 2018

When This Rotten war is Over: Music, words and thoughts 1914-2018. Songs and tunes from WW1 plus music by Elgar, Schumann, Willan & Rumsey. Dance, Drama, Sculpture & Video

Hope Flowers - A Story of World War I

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Follow the story of Alice and Harry Flowers against the background of some key events that defined World War I. Featuring music, war poems and songs of the Great War. In support of the Poppy Appeal.

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Ceremony of Remembrance

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Commemorate the sacrifice of our Armed Forces all over the world at the Remembrance Day Service at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.