Image: King George V inspects the troops in Bath, November 9 1917

World War I Centenary events and projects

Image: King George V inspects the troops in Bath, 9 November 1917 (copyright: Bath in Time - Bath Central Library Collection, click here for image details)

From 2014 to 2018 events and activities will be taking place across Bath and North East Somerset to mark the centenary of the First World War.

These pages will be constantly updated to provide details of how local people are commemorating the anniversary.  We are keen to hear from organisations about events and projects.  Please email details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk.  

Events can be viewed in date order by scrolling through the table below, or you can select to view events by month using the links that follow.

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017

2018

Date

Organisation and venue

Event

Further information

June 2017

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
19 June 2017 Bath & North East Somerset Council and the Royal British Legion at the Guildhall, Bath

Flag Raising Ceremony, 10.30am

Armed Forces Day

A flag will be raised at the front of the Guildhall to mark Armed Forces Day.

All welcome to watch

27 June 2017 - 1 July 2017 Next Stage Theatre Company at the Mission Theatre, Bath

Theatre performance, evenings 7.30 (Saturday matinee, 2.00pm)

Birdsong

A dramatisation of Sebastian Faulks' powerful love story set in Northern France before and during the First World War. 

Tickets £12 (concessions £10) 

Booking information on Mission Theatre website
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July 2017

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
Finishing 1 July 2017 Next Stage Theatre Company at the Mission Theatre, Bath

Theatre performance, evenings 7.30 (Saturday matinee, 2.00pm)

Birdsong

A dramatisation of Sebastian Faulks' powerful love story set in Northern France before and during the First World War. 

Tickets £12 (concessions £10) 

Booking information on Mission Theatre website
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August 2017

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
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September 2017

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October 2017

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
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November 2017

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk

4 November 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council at The Guildhall, Bath

Special event, 11am-4pm

World War One Discovery Day

Join us for a free event at the Guildhall where you can find out more about the First World War and its impact locally, and how we remember the War today. Displays, expert advice about memorabilia, craft activities, special walks and more.

Free to all

Further details will be posted on this website nearer the time. 

Email the Arts Development team for further information

6 November 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bath Poetry Cafe, venue TBC

Poetry reading, time TBC

Voices 1917

An evening of readings of poetry, letters and prose with music from 1917.

Entry details to follow

Further details will be posted on this website nearer the date.

Email the Arts Development team for further information

11 November 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council, parish councils, armed forces and veterans' organisations, venues TBC

Armistice commemorations, times and venues to be advised nearer the time

Details to follow

12 November 2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council, churches, parish councils, armed forces and veterans' organisations, venues TBC

Remembrance services, parades and ceremonies - times and venues to be advised nearer the time

Details to follow
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December 2017

Do you know of any WW1-related events taking place this month? Please let us know by emailing details to centenary_worldwar1@bathnes.gov.uk
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2018

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