How will material from my community be used in the commemorative events?
At the preliminary workshops we will gather and share stories of your relatives and people from your community who lived through the First World War and we will jointly decide to focus on one or more names from your local war memorial and find out more about them.
We are inviting everyone to bring medals, militaria, letters, diaries, poetry, prose, paintings, official letters etc. We will photograph the items and we will decide together what to use in the commemorative event.
How can the community take part?
If you have a community choir we would like you to join in the performance of Ivor Novello’s Keep The Home Fires Burning and It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.
If you would like us to read out an extract from a relative’s letter, poem or diary you or if you have written any poetry about the war yourself we can decide together in the workshops what to include in the performances.
We would love it if community members took photographs of themselves and relatives of the fallen commemorated on the local war memorial to be published on our web-site and in the evening’s programme.
Each programme will be tailored to your community – the performances will involve a variety of singers and instruments and number of particpants – ranging from small scale to collaborations with orchestra, namely our partners the Music CO-OPERAtive Scotland, musicians from the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.