Commemorating WW1 through memories, performance and sound
Saturday 10 November | Crewe
Sunday 11 November | Tatton Park
4pm – 6pm FREE event (no booking required)
Two outdoor family arts events commemorating the First World War. The weekend will include; a street concert, parade, choirs, promenade performance and building projection created and inspired by the residents of Cheshire East and the roles their ancestors played in the Great War.
In the lead up to Armistice weekend, theatre makers Yet Another Carnival will collaborate with schools, societies, clubs, groups, and individuals to create a parade inspired by Crewe’s 1918 Tank Week. And, a promenade performance for Tatton Park, which tells the Cheshire East story of the Great War.
Visual artists and video projection mapping specialists Illuminos, will lead a series of workshops with school groups, as well as drop-in family activity sessions at libraries, to create Keeping Watch – a large building projection artwork. Keeping Watch will see the facade of Tatton Park Manor become a timepiece; a portal back to 1918 through which packages and messages can pass.
Composer Adam Shilton will work with Cheshire Archives and local historians to create a piece of music inspired by WW1. This new composition will be performed by a mass community choir at both events.
In addition, silver and brass bands from the across the county will come together in Crewe’s Memorial Square to take part in a street concert.
The programme will conclude with the extinguishing of the Commemorative Flame at Tatton Park on Sunday 11th November.
Local residents, participants and visitors are invited to attend these two nightfall events, which will take place in Crewe Town Centre on Saturday 10th November and at Tatton Park on Sunday 11th November.
When the Light Goes Out draws together the four-year Cheshire East Reflects programme of activities, events created by Cheshire East Council to commemorate the First World War.