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Exhibition

Industry in the War

From December 1st 2014 to December 31st 2018

LA MADELEINE, France

Travelling exhibition featuring photographs of our Region's industry during the First World War

From the 1st december 2014 to the 31 december 2018

Free

+33 (0)3 20 40 84 50


Address : 21 avenue Germaine, 59110 La Madeleine
LA MADELEINE



Exhibition

Indian Military Hospital Gallery

From May 1st 2014 to December 31st 2018

Brighton, Angleterre

The Royal Pavilion served as a hospital for Indian Soldiers during the First World War. See this poignant and often unknown story told through archive photographs, letters and film in a dedicated gallery. In 2014 there will be a new programme of talks, tours and interpretation to help visitors find out more about this fascinating episode in the history of the Royal Pavilion and the personal stories of the Indian troops that were treated there.

Open daily 9:30-17:00

11

0044 (0)30 00 29 09 02


Address : The Royal Pavilion, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE
Brighton



Exhibition

When La Chartreuse was Belgian

From April 11th 2015 to November 1st 2018

Neuville-sous-Montreuil, France

La Chartreuse de Neuville association is keen to introduce the general public to a relatively unknown fact of its history by celebrating the centenary of the largest Belgian hospital from the war.

The exhibition allows visitors to discover this period in history through many photographs and documents including intimate journals, postcards, testimonies, and press clippings.

During July and August, a conference visit will take place each Saturday at 3.30pm. Closed on Monday.

Free visit of the exhibition: €3, concessions: €2. Visit of La Chartreuse + exhibition: €9. Free for under 8 year olds. Educational visit for pupils: €4 /pupil

0033 (0)3 21 06 56 97


Address : La Chartreuse de Neuville, 1, allée de la Chartreuse, 621701 NEUVILLE-SOUS-MONTREUIL
Neuville-sous-Montreuil



Guided Tour

Discovering traces of the Great War: guided tour of the Étaples Military Cemetery

From March 1st 2017 to November 30th 2017

Étaples, France

During World War I, Étaples was the largest British camp on the continent. Due to its strategic position, it was at the heart of a crucial logistical area for the British forces, who used it for training soldiers and treating them upon their return from the front. More than 100,000 men passed through the camp. Following the first deaths, it became necessary to build a cemetery. The first funeral took place on 13 May 1915. The cemetery was later extended, ultimately reaching six hectares. It is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in France.

Étaples cemetery has 10,729 graves of soldiers of the British Empire, overlooking the Canche, as well as 658 graves of German soldiers. All the forces of the British Empire involved in the conflict can be found here: English, Scottish, Canadian, South African, Australian, New Zealand, Indian, etc.

The visit to the British cemetery lasts around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The guide welcomes visitors at the Tourist Office. After sharing background information on the creation of the camp in Étaples, the guide takes visitors to the cemetery (2km, vehicle necessary). Visitors then discover the architecture of the memorial, the design of Commonwealth cemeteries, the graves and annotations engraved on the headstones, the composition of the British Army, etc.

Departure of visits at 2:30 pm : 11th March, 3th, 8 th and 22th Juni, 8th, 20th and 29 th Juli, 10th, 19th and 31 August, 7th, 16th and 21th September, 4th November

Adults : 3,70 € / Concessions : 2,70 €

0033 (0)3 21 09 56 94


Address : Office de tourisme, boulevard Bigot-Descelers, 62630 ÉTAPLES
Étaples



Exhibition

Faces of the World at War 14-18

From November 4th 2017 to January 31st 2018

Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France

A historical and enlightening open-air exhibition offering an insight into the nations and peoples who fought in French Flanders during the First World War.

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Halte nautique, près de l’église et de la rivière, 62840 SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS
Sailly-sur-la-Lys



Exhibition

The German occupation of Vitry-en-Artois during the First World War

From November 16th 2017 to November 24th 2017

Vitry-en-Artois, France

This photographic exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition on loan from the French National Office for Veterans.

From 9 am to 6 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 24 01 85


Address : Salle polyvalente, rue de la mairie, 62490 VITRY-EN-ARTOIS
Vitry-en-Artois



Une guerre sans clichés

From November 3rd 2017 to November 25th 2017

Avion, France

Proposée par les Archives départementales du Pas-de-Calais, en partenariat avec la commune de Noeux-les-Mines, d’Avion et la Coupole d’Helfaut

Loin des photographies habituelles de la guerre, cette exposition présente des instants de vie particuliers, saisis par des photographes amateurs ou professionnels, de ceux et celles qui ont vu leur destin basculer au cours de ces quatre années de conflit. Les 32 clichés sélectionnés révèlent des thématiques fortes liées à l’histoire du département et de ses territoires : le front de l’Artois, les soldats du Commonwealth, l’occupation, l’arrière, les civils, les femmes, les destructions, les hôpitaux militaires, la mort, etc.

Ils proviennent principalement de fonds locaux, publics (archives départementales du Pas-de-Calais), mais aussi privés, grâce aux opérations de collecte de mémoire menées à l’initiative du Ministère de la Culture ou par le biais de partenariats régionaux, et peuvent aussi être conservés, pour certains d’entre eux, dans des collections nationales (Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine, Imperial War Museum, Bundesarchiv).

Free

0033 (0)3 21 71 10 90


Address : Jardin public, 62210 AVION
Avion



Exhibition

Faces of the World at War 14-18

From November 4th 2017 to January 31st 2018

Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France

A historical and enlightening open-air exhibition offering an insight into the nations and peoples who fought in French Flanders during the First World War.

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Halte nautique, près de l’église et de la rivière, 62840 SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS
Sailly-sur-la-Lys



Exhibition

The German occupation of Vitry-en-Artois during the First World War

From November 16th 2017 to November 24th 2017

Vitry-en-Artois, France

This photographic exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition on loan from the French National Office for Veterans.

From 9 am to 6 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 24 01 85


Address : Salle polyvalente, rue de la mairie, 62490 VITRY-EN-ARTOIS
Vitry-en-Artois



Exhibition

Une guerre sans clichés

From November 3rd 2017 to November 25th 2017

Avion, France

Proposée par les Archives départementales du Pas-de-Calais, en partenariat avec la commune de Noeux-les-Mines, d’Avion et la Coupole d’Helfaut

Loin des photographies habituelles de la guerre, cette exposition présente des instants de vie particuliers, saisis par des photographes amateurs ou professionnels, de ceux et celles qui ont vu leur destin basculer au cours de ces quatre années de conflit. Les 32 clichés sélectionnés révèlent des thématiques fortes liées à l’histoire du département et de ses territoires : le front de l’Artois, les soldats du Commonwealth, l’occupation, l’arrière, les civils, les femmes, les destructions, les hôpitaux militaires, la mort, etc.

Ils proviennent principalement de fonds locaux, publics (archives départementales du Pas-de-Calais), mais aussi privés, grâce aux opérations de collecte de mémoire menées à l’initiative du Ministère de la Culture ou par le biais de partenariats régionaux, et peuvent aussi être conservés, pour certains d’entre eux, dans des collections nationales (Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine, Imperial War Museum, Bundesarchiv).

All days

Free

0033 (0)3 21 71 10 90


Address : Jardin public, 62210 AVION
Avion


november 2017


Exhibition

Vimy 1917

From April 8th 2017 to November 12th 2017

Souchez, France

Canadians and the underground war

Organised by the Pas-de-Calais County Council in partnership with the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap), the Greater Lens-Liévin District and the Lens - Liévin Tourist and Heritage Information Center.

This exhibition sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Great War : the underground war fought by Canadian soldiers, hidden in the bowels of the earth to shield themselves from the deadly force of the artillery.

Coming from a new country, and fighting–and for many, dying–thousands of kilometres from their homes, they, more than all the other soldiers, left their mark in France in the form of graffiti and sculptures etched on to the chalk walls of underground cavities in Artois and Picardy, where they stayed prior to going over the top or during rest periods behind the front.

After a synopsis of the stages of Canada’s involvement in the fighting and the losses it sustained, a description is provided of the troops’ living conditions between assaults, as well as their cantonment sites, hospitals, training camps in the villages along the " Chaussée Brunehaut " and the relationships formed with the civilian population.

The traces ( inscriptions and graffiti ) left behind by Canadian soldiers are then presented, by means of topography of the preserved remains, the techniques used and their content ( names, badges, images of women, religious and patriotic symbols, caricatures, masonic themes and so on ).

Two major Canadian sites are evoked specifically, in particular through the realisation of shot campaigns and 3D modelling : the undergrounds of Maison-Blanche in Neuville-Saint-Vaast (the neighboring villages of Souchez and Vimy, Pas-de-Calais) and those of Bouzincourt ( Somme ).

Conversely, the productions of other warring nationalities are also brought to light : American ( Froidmont quarry in Braye-en-Laonnois ), Australian ( Naours caves ), New Zealander ( Wellington quarry in Arras ), and of course, French and German ( Chemin des Dames quarries ).

The traces thus revealed are an occasion to follow in the footsteps of a large number of soldiers, from their homes in Canada, to the place of their death, on the French front, thanks to additional research carried out in the archives, as well as with their families.

The exhibition therefore highlights unknown and fragile testimonies, exposed to natural erosion and to vandalism, but also irreplaceable as they often constitute the only trace of the passage of ordinary men, who came to die in a foreign land during the First World War.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday - From 10am to 6pm. Exceptional opening the Mondays 10th and 17th April.

Free admission

+33 (0)3 21 74 83 15


Address : 102, rue Pasteur
Souchez



Exhibition

1917, le moment Pershing

From June 13th 2017 to November 11th 2017

Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Presented by the City Archives of Boulogne-sur-Mer

The year 2017 will be marked by commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. Due to its geographical position, the town of Boulogne-sur-Mer was one of the conflict’s strategic locations, both a port and medical centre for the Allies. As such, it was at Boulogne that General Pershing landed on 13 June 1917 as head of the American Expeditionary Corps. This gesture symbolised the United States’ entry into war on the Allies’ side.

This date, containing the seeds of the end of World War I, was a key moment in establishing today’s American power and the friendship between France and the United States, the fruit of a shared history over the centuries.

To commemorate the year 1917, Boulogne’s city archives will use the museum’s great hall to present a bilingual exhibition of documents, photographs, films, and objects from collections belonging to the city of Boulogne, but also from French, British and American national archives.

From 13th Juni to 30th September, open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. From 1st October to 30th April, open every day from 10 am to midday and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Closed on Tuesday.

Adults : 3 € / Concessions : 2 €

0033 (0)3 91 90 01 10


Address : Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1 rue de Bernet, 62200 BOULOGNE-SUR-MER
Boulogne-sur-Mer



Exhibition

When the charterhouse was Belgian

From April 4th 2017 to November 5th 2017

Neuville-sous-Montreuil, France

The foundation Chartreuse de Neuville has set up an exhibition, open from 2015 to 2018, displaying almost 300 photos of the monastery at the time of the Great War. During World War I, the charterhouse welcomed a large number of refugees from Ypres in Belgium. It became the largest Belgian civilian hospital and took in close to 5,000 people. The various activities offered on site allow visitors to learn about the daily lives of this atypical village inhabited by refugees.

From 11 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm

Prices: between 2 and 10 € for the exhibition and the visit of the site

0033 (0)3 21 06 56 97


Address : La Chartreuse de Neuville, 1 allée de la Chartreuse, 62170 NEUVILLE-SOUS-MONTREUIL
Neuville-sous-Montreuil



Sporting event

Pas-de-Calais international regattas

From November 4th 2017 to November 5th 2017

Arras, France

Organised by the Saint-Laurent-Blangy Sport and Leisure Association

This canoe and kayak regatta brings together canoeists and kayakers from the nations that took part in the Battle of Vimy in April 1917 and in the worldwide conflict more generally. One hundred years later, this event unites young sportspeople hailing from Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand for the British Empire, but also from Belgium, Senegal, Tunisia, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Byelorussia.

On Saturday, single-seater trials will be held. On Sunday, it will be the turn of the nations in four- or nine-seater team races.

Saturday, November 4 from 2 pm to 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 5 from 3 pm to 5 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 55 78 45


Address : Quai du Rivage, 62000 ARRAS
Arras



Symposium, Conference

Portuguese faces

November 10th 2017

Laventie, France

Organised by the Alloeu, Terre de Batailles 14-18 association

This talk will chart the history of the Portuguese military presence in France during the First World War.

8 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Salon Montmorency, rue Delphin Chavatte, 62840 LAVENTIE
Laventie



Exhibition

The Portuguese presence in Flanders in 14-18

From November 11th 2017 to November 12th 2017

Laventie, France

This micro-exhibition of photographs traces the Portuguese military presence in Flanders in 1917-1918.

From 10 am to 6 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Salon Montmorency, rue Delphin Chavatte, 62840 LAVENTIE
Laventie



Symposium, Conference

Remembrance of the Portuguese solders

November 12th 2017

Laventie, France

Another way of discovering the materials through which the Portuguese fighters are remembered.

2 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Salon Montmorency, rue Delphin Chavatte, 62840 LAVENTIE
Laventie



Guided Tour

Faces of the World at War 14-18

November 19th 2017

Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France

A guided walk offering a different way of discovering the exhibition and the remembrance sites in Sailly-sur-la-Lys.

9:45 am

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Mairie, salle des mariages, rue de la Lys, 62840 SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS
Sailly-sur-la-Lys



Exhibition

A different view of the First World War

November 19th 2017

Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France

A micro-exhibition for an in-depth discovery of the Faces of the World at War 14-18 (Visages du Monde en guerre 14-18) exhibition.

From 10 am to 6 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Mairie, salle des mariages, rue de la Lys, 62840 SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS
Sailly-sur-la-Lys



Symposium, Conference

Remembrance of the German soldiers on the Lys plain

November 19th 2017

Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France

Another way of discovering the materials through which the German soldiers are remembered.

2 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Mairie, salle des mariages, rue de la Lys, 62840 SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS
Sailly-sur-la-Lys



Exhibition

The Battle of Lens

From November 10th 2017 to November 12th 2017

Givenchy-les-la-Bassée, France

Organised by the Cuinchy History Club

Following the exhibitions presented by the club focusing on the years 1914, 1915 and 1916, this latest event invites visitors to discover the history of the Battle of Lens. The exhibition is accompanied by a 180-page brochure devoted to this period.

From 10 am to 5 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 25 42 29


Address : Salle des Sports, place Arthur Lamendin, 62147 GIVENCHY-LES-LA-BASSÉE
Givenchy-les-la-Bassée



Exhibition

The 1914-1918 War

From November 12th 2017 to November 13th 2017

Lespesses, France

Presented by the municipality of Lespesses

On the theme of The 1914-1918 War (La guerre 1914-1918), this exhibition gives pride of place to artefacts held by exhibitors and inhabitants of the village: photographs, service record books and household objects of the period. Open to all, its aim is to perpetuate the memory of those who fell for France during the War. In addition, this exhibition will be open to schoolchildren on 13 November.

The Somme Battlefield Pipe Band will be performing in the village and hamlet and, later, in front of the community hall. The Digger Cote 160 Association will also present a variety of historical pictures: nurses at the bedsides of the wounded etc.

Sunday, November 12 from 10 am to 6 pm and Monday from 10 am tot 12 pm for schools

Free

0033 (0)3 21 65 79 95


Address : Salle des fêtes, rue de l'école, 62190 LESPESSES
Lespesses



Show

En revenant… (Returning) with the Ghost Grand’Guerre and the Spectre Alberich

From November 11th 2017 to November 12th 2017

Bullecourt, France

Presented by the Teknè performing arts company and the Jean and Denise Letaille Museum of Bullecourt

A short piece of musical theatre En revenant… (with Alberich the Spectre and the ghost Grand’Guerre).

In the land of Remembrance, the ghost Grand’Guerre, a young yet century-old woman in a long mourning veil, meets a spectre clad in a ragged uniform, nameless and without memory.

She names him Alberich and reveals his past to him: a little known episode of the Great War, in March 1917, when the German occupier wrought its scorched earth policy upon the region during its strategic withdrawal from the front line to the Hindenburg Line (Operation Alberich).

An event that affected almost all of South Artois (and the Somme) and which is both unique and emblematic of all war (ever since Vercingetorix, a Gallic chieftain who invented the "scorched earth" strategy during the Gallic War in 52 BC).

Through songs (Debussy, Mac Orlan, the Australian national anthem …), texts (Jünger, a child of the time, a serving soldier …) and images (pre-1914 images), an environment, a heritage, a memory - in short, an entire culture - is rewoven and embarks on the path to reconciliation.

Indeed, this improbable couple - the spectre of a disarmed soldier and the lucid ghost of the Great War - who so resemble us, where could they now go if not towards Peace? A show that travels lightly, designed to be performed indoors (barn, church, museum, lounge etc.) or in the open air (farmyard, cemetery, school yard, field etc.) with its minimalist scenography adaptable to any location (step stool, period costume pieces etc.), performance accessible to all from 7 years old. Optional pre-performance workshop around a local historical event or the spectre character, and possible discussion with the audience after the performance.

3 pm and 4:30 pm

0033 (0)6 08 12 07 28


Address : Musée Jean et Denise Letaille, rue d’Arras, 62615 BULLECOURT
Bullecourt



Ceremony

First World War Armistice ceremony

November 11th 2017

Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

Presented by the Givenchy 2017, Year of Canada Association

Reception for a Canadian delegation from Cape Breton.

Concert performed by Canadian and French musical groups.

Free

0033 (0)3 21 60 90 90


Address : Jardins André-Serrier, 62580 GIVENCHY-EN-GOHELLE
Givenchy-en-Gohelle



Show

Rose's Notebook

From November 10th 2017 to November 11th 2017

Montreuil-sur-Mer, France

Presented by the Amis de Saint-Jacques Association

Reading of extracts from Rose's Notebook by children of the Aire-sur-la-Lys theatre workshop, interspersed with period songs and music performed by the Chorale Airejoie choir and the Harmonie Airoise wind band. The performance is accompanied by the projection of photographs of Aire-sur-la-Lys during the Great War.

7.5

0033 (0)6 40 83 32 65


Address : Chapelle Saint-Jacques, rue de Saint-Omer, 62120 AIRE-SUR-LA-LYS
Montreuil-sur-Mer



Inauguration

Bourlon wood : 1917-2017

November 25th 2017

Bourlon, France

Inauguration of three interpretation boards relating to the history of Bourlon Wood during the Great War : Windeler stele (Bourlon Wood), Bourlon Wood stele (Rue du Marais), Reconciliation and peace by the descendents of Private Himmelreich.

1 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 27 82 50 43


Address : Mairie, 16bis place des Anciens Combattants, 62860 BOURLON
Bourlon



Exhibition

Bourlon wood : 1917-2017

From November 24th 2017 to November 27th 2017

Bourlon, France

This exhibition presents material of the period (German emergency dressing station, tank crew kit, life in the trenches etc.,) postcards and pieces created by the children of the Victor Hugo and Saint-Joseph schools.

From 9 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 27 82 50 43


Address : Salle polyvalente, petit chemin vert, 62860 BOURLON
Bourlon



Sporting event

Pas-de-Calais international regattas

From November 4th 2017 to November 5th 2017

Arras, France

Organised by the Saint-Laurent-Blangy Sport and Leisure Association

This canoe and kayak regatta brings together canoeists and kayakers from the nations that took part in the Battle of Vimy in April 1917 and in the worldwide conflict more generally. One hundred years later, this event unites young sportspeople hailing from Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand for the British Empire, but also from Belgium, Senegal, Tunisia, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Byelorussia.

On Saturday, single-seater trials will be held. On Sunday, it will be the turn of the nations in four- or nine-seater team races.

Saturday, November 4 from 2 pm to 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 5 from 3 pm to 5 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 55 78 45


Address : Quai du Rivage, 62000 ARRAS
Arras



Symposium, Conference

Portuguese faces

November 10th 2017

Laventie, France

Organised by the Alloeu, Terre de Batailles 14-18 association

This talk will chart the history of the Portuguese military presence in France during the First World War.

8 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Salon Montmorency, rue Delphin Chavatte, 62840 LAVENTIE
Laventie



Exhibition

The Portuguese presence in Flanders in 14-18

From November 11th 2017 to November 12th 2017

Laventie, France

This micro-exhibition of photographs traces the Portuguese military presence in Flanders in 1917-1918.

From 10 am to 6 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Salon Montmorency, rue Delphin Chavatte, 62840 LAVENTIE
Laventie



Symposium, Conference

Remembrance of the Portuguese solders

November 12th 2017

Laventie, France

Another way of discovering the materials through which the Portuguese fighters are remembered.

2 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Salon Montmorency, rue Delphin Chavatte, 62840 LAVENTIE
Laventie



Guided Tour

Faces of the World at War 14-18

November 19th 2017

Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France

A guided walk offering a different way of discovering the exhibition and the remembrance sites in Sailly-sur-la-Lys.

9:45 am

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Mairie, salle des mariages, rue de la Lys, 62840 SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS
Sailly-sur-la-Lys



Exhibition

A different view of the First World War

November 19th 2017

Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France

A micro-exhibition for an in-depth discovery of the Faces of the World at War 14-18 (Visages du Monde en guerre 14-18) exhibition.

From 10 am to 6 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Mairie, salle des mariages, rue de la Lys, 62840 SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS
Sailly-sur-la-Lys



Symposium, Conference

Remembrance of the German soldiers on the Lys plain

November 19th 2017

Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France

Another way of discovering the materials through which the German soldiers are remembered.

2 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Mairie, salle des mariages, rue de la Lys, 62840 SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS
Sailly-sur-la-Lys



Exhibition

The Battle of Lens

From November 10th 2017 to November 12th 2017

Givenchy-les-la-Bassée, France

Organised by the Cuinchy History Club

Following the exhibitions presented by the club focusing on the years 1914, 1915 and 1916, this latest event invites visitors to discover the history of the Battle of Lens. The exhibition is accompanied by a 180-page brochure devoted to this period.

From 10 am to 5 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 25 42 29


Address : Salle des Sports, place Arthur Lamendin, 62147 GIVENCHY-LES-LA-BASSÉE
Givenchy-les-la-Bassée



Exhibition

The 1914-1918 War

From November 12th 2017 to November 13th 2017

Lespesses, France

Presented by the municipality of Lespesses

On the theme of The 1914-1918 War (La guerre 1914-1918), this exhibition gives pride of place to artefacts held by exhibitors and inhabitants of the village: photographs, service record books and household objects of the period. Open to all, its aim is to perpetuate the memory of those who fell for France during the War. In addition, this exhibition will be open to schoolchildren on 13 November.

The Somme Battlefield Pipe Band will be performing in the village and hamlet and, later, in front of the community hall. The Digger Cote 160 Association will also present a variety of historical pictures: nurses at the bedsides of the wounded etc.

Sunday, November 12 from 10 am to 6 pm and Monday from 10 am tot 12 pm for schools

Free

0033 (0)3 21 65 79 95


Address : Salle des fêtes, rue de l'école, 62190 LESPESSES
Lespesses



Show

En revenant… (Returning) with the Ghost Grand’Guerre and the Spectre Alberich

From November 11th 2017 to November 12th 2017

Bullecourt, France

Presented by the Teknè performing arts company and the Jean and Denise Letaille Museum of Bullecourt

A short piece of musical theatre En revenant… (with Alberich the Spectre and the ghost Grand’Guerre).

In the land of Remembrance, the ghost Grand’Guerre, a young yet century-old woman in a long mourning veil, meets a spectre clad in a ragged uniform, nameless and without memory.

She names him Alberich and reveals his past to him: a little known episode of the Great War, in March 1917, when the German occupier wrought its scorched earth policy upon the region during its strategic withdrawal from the front line to the Hindenburg Line (Operation Alberich).

An event that affected almost all of South Artois (and the Somme) and which is both unique and emblematic of all war (ever since Vercingetorix, a Gallic chieftain who invented the "scorched earth" strategy during the Gallic War in 52 BC).

Through songs (Debussy, Mac Orlan, the Australian national anthem …), texts (Jünger, a child of the time, a serving soldier …) and images (pre-1914 images), an environment, a heritage, a memory - in short, an entire culture - is rewoven and embarks on the path to reconciliation.

Indeed, this improbable couple - the spectre of a disarmed soldier and the lucid ghost of the Great War - who so resemble us, where could they now go if not towards Peace? A show that travels lightly, designed to be performed indoors (barn, church, museum, lounge etc.) or in the open air (farmyard, cemetery, school yard, field etc.) with its minimalist scenography adaptable to any location (step stool, period costume pieces etc.), performance accessible to all from 7 years old. Optional pre-performance workshop around a local historical event or the spectre character, and possible discussion with the audience after the performance.

3 pm and 4:30 pm

0033 (0)6 08 12 07 28


Address : Musée Jean et Denise Letaille, rue d’Arras, 62615 BULLECOURT
Bullecourt



Ceremony

First World War Armistice ceremony

November 11th 2017

Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

Presented by the Givenchy 2017, Year of Canada Association

Reception for a Canadian delegation from Cape Breton.

Concert performed by Canadian and French musical groups.

Free

0033 (0)3 21 60 90 90


Address : Jardins André-Serrier, 62580 GIVENCHY-EN-GOHELLE
Givenchy-en-Gohelle



Show

Rose's Notebook

From November 10th 2017 to November 11th 2017

Montreuil-sur-Mer, France

Presented by the Amis de Saint-Jacques Association

Reading of extracts from Rose's Notebook by children of the Aire-sur-la-Lys theatre workshop, interspersed with period songs and music performed by the Chorale Airejoie choir and the Harmonie Airoise wind band. The performance is accompanied by the projection of photographs of Aire-sur-la-Lys during the Great War.

7.5

0033 (0)6 40 83 32 65


Address : Chapelle Saint-Jacques, rue de Saint-Omer, 62120 AIRE-SUR-LA-LYS
Montreuil-sur-Mer



Inauguration

Bourlon wood : 1917-2017

November 25th 2017

Bourlon, France

Inauguration of three interpretation boards relating to the history of Bourlon Wood during the Great War : Windeler stele (Bourlon Wood), Bourlon Wood stele (Rue du Marais), Reconciliation and peace by the descendents of Private Himmelreich.

1 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 27 82 50 43


Address : Mairie, 16bis place des Anciens Combattants, 62860 BOURLON
Bourlon



Exhibition

Bourlon wood : 1917-2017

From November 24th 2017 to November 27th 2017

Bourlon, France

This exhibition presents material of the period (German emergency dressing station, tank crew kit, life in the trenches etc.,) postcards and pieces created by the children of the Victor Hugo and Saint-Joseph schools.

From 9 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 27 82 50 43


Address : Salle polyvalente, petit chemin vert, 62860 BOURLON
Bourlon


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