First World War Centenary

SASE has produced a special First World War Centenary programme which will be freely available to the public to see at venues across Sussex.

22 – 25 October 2018

Crowborough Remembers 1914-1918

An exhibition to mark the part Crowborough played during the First World War, and the contribution made by residents. To be opened by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, the exhibition will engage current residents of all ages, with the stories and lives of their local ancestors during 1914 – 1918.   Organised by Crowborough Community Festival at Beacon Academy School.

For more info http://www.beacon-academy.org/web/news-events/newsletter-term-6-2018/art-competition-for-crowborough-remembers.php

20 October 2018 for 4 weekends

There But Not There, St Mary Magdalene Church, South Bersted, nr Bognor Regis.  An immersive experience, installation, film and exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. A special commemoration of the 104 service men from the parish of South Bersted who gave their lives in WW1. Screening Royal Sussex Regiment footage of Southdown Fighters 1st Battalion in Eastbourne and 5th Battalion at the Tower of London.https://www.southbersted.org.uk/therebutnotthere.htm

20 October 2018

Arun Choral Society’s Autumn Concert in Arundel Cathedral.  A concert to commemorate the end of the First World War. SASE films of the Royal Sussex regiment projected above the choir during the performance of Elgar’s Spirit of England and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem. https://www.arunchoralsociety.co.uk/performances/

29 October 2018 

Armistice Day exhibition at the West Sussex Record Office – small scale version of Tower of London poppies exhibition and a talk on Tuesday 30 October 7.00pm  ‘Returning home: Exploring the First World War’s aftermath in West Sussex, illustrated talk by Emma Worrall (National Army Museum) and Alan Readman (retired County Archivist of West Sussex). The talk focuses on the experiences of soldiers trying to make ends meet after their return from the front, the lively debates in local communities about the best way to honour the fallen and efforts since WW1 to remember the dead.

For more info https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-community/history-and-heritage/west-sussex-record-office/whats-on-at-the-record-office/#

1 November 2018

Crawley Museum Remembrance exhibition running throughout November focusing on the 4th Royal Sussex Regiment and the celebrations and memorials that were undertaken in the local area after 1918.  Exhibiting in the Temporary Galleries.  For more info http://crawleymuseums.org/