St Albans Remembers

St Albans Remembers will provide information on events held to commemorate Remembrance Sunday 2018 and the WW1 Centenary in 2018.

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The showcase event will be the stunning Poppy Field at St Albans Cathedral on 26th and 27th October. Many other events are planned, and these will be added during October 2018.

Lasting Peace?

SAMG A Lasting Peace 190x150 This exhibition explores how the way we remember the First World War has changed from early memorials to our centenary commemorations today.

Date and time:
 8th September - 25th November 2018 during museum opening hours (Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm)
Venue:  St Albans Museum + Gallery, Market Place, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ
Tickets: Free. No booking required.

More information: see the St Albans Museums website.


Modern Warfare - More Trying to Win Peace

Cathedral_more_trying_to_win_peace_listing 190x150Dr Kevin Shaw (Northwood HQ) gives a talk on the ethics of conflict in today's world, bringing his perspective from his service at Northwood Headquarters, on how Christian ministry supports service personnel and their families.

Date and time: Thursday 18th October 2018 at 7:30pm
Venue: Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HE
Tickets: Tickets cost £10 each. Bookings can be made in the following ways:
- Online at www.stalbanscathedral.org/learning
- By telephone through the Cathedral Box Office on 01727 890290
- By visiting the Cathedral, located in the Gift Shop in St Albans Cathedral

More information:www.stalbanscathedral.org


Your Country Needs You... But

SAMG Your country needs you but 190x150The St Albans City Military Service Tribunal decided the fate of over a thousand local men between 1916 and 1918. At this event, historic cases are re-enacted and the audience invited to give their judgment.

Date and time:
 24th Oct 2018 at 7:00pm  
Venue:  St Albans Museum + Gallery, Market Place, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ
Tickets: £10, available via Eventbrite

More information: see the St Albans Museums website.


World War One Exhibition

Cathedral_remembrance_exhibition 190x150A commemorative exhibition reflecting on St Albans Cathedral Parish during the First World War. This display will explore the lives of those at the heart of the Cathedral throughout the war, the tragedies they endured and the unique way in which the local community chose to remember those they had lost. Visitors are invited to share experiences of the First World War within their own families, and there will also be a space for reflection and prayer.

Date and time: Wednesday 24th October to Wednesday 18th November
Monday - Friday: 8.45am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 3.30pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY
Tickets: Free. No booking required

More information:www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/remembrance.


Public Memorialisation of the Dead in St Albans, 1914-25

Cathedral A Public Memorialisation 190x150Jonathan Mein, of St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society, gives a talk on the development of the tradition of public commemoration in St Albans. This talk charts the development of the tradition of public commemoration in St Albans from the Boer War, through the Great War itself, finishing in 1925, by which time most of the city's war memorials had been erected. It also considers the significance of large set-piece commemorative events staged in the city centre in 1919.

Date and time: Wednesday 24th October to Wednesday 18th November
Venue: Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HE
Tickets: £10. Tickets available via:
- Online at www.stalbanscathedral.org/learning
- By telephone through the Cathedral Box Office on 01727 890290
- By visiting the Cathedral, located in the Gift Shop in St Albans Cathedral

More information:www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/remembrance 


Poppy Field

Poppy Field Carousel ImageA stunning projection of poppies will fill the Nave of St Albans Cathedral for two nights only, as part of a unique light and sound installation to commemorate the World War One Centenary. The Cathedral will open after dark to anyone wishing to contemplate and reflect on the history of World War One. Entry will be free and will provide people with an opportunity to remember those who have served, both in the First World War and any other conflict.

Created by Peter Walker, Artistic Director at Lichfield Cathedral and Luxmuralis, the installation will feature projections specially tailored to St Albans Cathedral, including names of local soldiers who have served in the armed forces and falling rose petals which will be projected over the Shrine of Alban, Britain’s First Saint. A beautiful sound artwork composed by David Harper, accompanies the installation and includes four readings of World War One poems by Oscar Winning actor, Eddie Redmayne.

Date and time: Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2018 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY
Tickets: Free. No booking required.

More information:www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/remembrance.


Peace and Poppies Family Event

Cathedral Peace and Poppies 190x150The Cathedral is a wonderful space to arts and crafts activities, so why not join in with some Remembrance themed activities. These will include making your own poppy, creating charcoal drawings of local soldiers from World War 1, or adding a dove to our peace tree, there should be something for everyone!

Date and time: Saturday 27th October 2018 from 11am to 2pm. Suitable for children aged 3 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY
Tickets: Free. No booking required.

More information:www.stalbanscathedral.org


Remembrance Tours at St Albans Cathedral

Cathedral Remembrance Tours 190x150Specialist Remembrance Tours explore parts of the Cathedral dedicated to the memory of a lost generation. From the individual stories of local heroes, to the many memorials in brass and stained glass, these tours promise to be a moving insight into the mark the war to end all wars left on the Cathedral community and the city at large.

Dates and times: 
- Saturday 27 October at 1pm
- Saturday 3rd November at 11am
- Wednesday 7th November at 2pm
- Sunday 11th November at 2pm

Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY
Tickets: Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Bookings can be made in the following ways:
- Online at www.stalbanscathedral.org/learning
- By telephone through the Cathedral Box Office on 01727 890290
- By visiting the Cathedral, located in the Gift Shop in St Albans Cathedral

More information:www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/remembrance.


A County at War, Life on the Home Front in Hertfordshire

SAMG A County at War Life on the Home Front 190x150Made from photographs supplied by local museums and the public, this film highlights the unsung heroes of the Home Front. It is often haunting, ultimately uplifting and forever Hertfordshire.

Date and time:
 27th October - 15th November 2018 during museum opening hours (Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm)
Venue: St Albans Museum + Gallery, Market Place, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ
Tickets: Free. No booking required.

More information: see the St Albans Museums website.


St Albans Legacy

SAMG St Albans Legacy 190x150St Albans Legacy is the culmination of a multimedia art competition showcasing the artworks and creative responses of local pupils to the First World War. Accompanying the artwork will also be a world map recording where the ancestors of St Albans' residents were living 100 years ago.

Date and time:
 27th October - 15th November 2018 during museum opening hours (Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm)
Venue: St Albans Museum + Gallery, Market Place, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ
Tickets: Free. No booking required.

More information: see the St Albans Museums website.


Glass Art Poppies with Opal Seabrook

SAMG Glass Art Poppies with Opal Seabrook 190x150Opal Seabrook designs and creates intricate glass art using broad range of traditional leaded glass craftsmanship, merged with self-taught glass fusing technique. Using pre cut and kiln fired glass pieces you will be able to design and glue a unique piece of poppy glass art work in its own frame. All materials supplied.

Date and time:
 1st November at 10:30am-12:30pm and 2pm-4pm
Venue: St Albans Museum + Gallery, Market Place, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ
Tickets: £10, available via Eventbrite

More information: see the St Albans Museums website.


Family Friday Poppies and Peacetime

SAMG Family Friday Poppies and Peacetime 190x150Drop in workshop during half-term to make craft art pieces inspired by the symbol of peace: the poppy. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date and time:
 2nd November 2018 at 11am
Venue: St Albans Museum + Gallery, Market Place, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ
Tickets: £2 per child, payable at the Museum + Gallery

More information: see the St Albans Museums website.


Remembrance Trail at St Peter's Church

St Peters Church 150x173Visitors will be able to follow a guide to all of the church's WWI memorials and, if they wish, sign the Book of Remembrance. Memorials include the beautiful Pre-Raphaelite Mead Window by Louis Davis (1861-1941). There is step-free access to all parts of the trail.

Date and time:
 The Remembrance Trail at St Peter's Church will be available to visitors whenever the church is open over the period from Saturday 3rd November through to Sunday 18th November. Please note that the church is not open all of the time. Do phone the church office ahead on 01727 855485 to check.
Venue: St Peter's Church, St Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3HG
Tickets: Free. No booking required.

More information: see www.stpeterschurch.uk.com.


Oaklands Remembers- Veterans and local forces lunch

Oaklands Logo 190x100Oaklands College opens Stables restaurant exclusively for War veterans and the local forces community for a war time themed (free) lunch. Catering students will cook and serve lunch, and St Albans Remembers photos from photography students will be on display. Public Services students will be on hand at the event. Booking essential.

Date and time:
 Thursday 8th November 2018 from 12-2pm - Advance bookings only 2:00:00 PM
Venue: The Stables restaurant, Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0XS
Tickets: This event is free but due to space advance booking is essential - please email george.giles@oaklands.ac.uk

More information: see www.oaklands.ac.uk.


Greater Love at St Peter's Church

St Peters Church 150x173Prayer will be said every 30 minutes as visitors takes the Remembrance Trail around the church to view all of the WWI memorials. The names of the fallen from the church and parish will be shown, with their pictures where available. The event ends at 3.00pm with a talk by Jonathan Mein from 3pm until 4pm (see entry below).

Date and time:
 Saturday 10th November from 11am until 3pm
Venue: St Peter's Church, St Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3HG
Tickets: Free. No booking required.

More information: see www.stpeterschurch.uk.com.


Public Memorialisation of the Dead in St Albans, 1914-25

St Peters Church 150x173This talk by Jonathan Mein, Local Historian, SAHAAS, editor of the WW1 book: St Albans, Life on the Home Front 1914-1918, charts the development of the tradition of public commemoration in St Albans from the Boer War through the Great War itself and finishing in 1925 by which time most of the city’s forty war memorials had been erected.

Date and time: Saturday 10th November 2018 at 3pm
Venue: St Peter's Church, St Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3HG
Tickets: Free. No booking required

More information: www.stpeterschurch.uk.com 


The Lea Singers - Remembrance

St Albans Lea Singers 190x150On the eve of the Armistice Centenary, The Lea Singers of Harpenden present a dramatic and innovative programme of music for Remembrance in the Lady Chapel, to create a timeline which charts the world's conflicts from the Renaissance to the present day. Music by Bryd, Gesualdo, Vaughan-Williams, Butterworth and more. Conducted by Victoria Longdon.

Dates and times: Saturday 17th November 2018 from 7:30pm - 10pm
Entry via the Cedar Tree Door, Sumpter Yard

Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY
Tickets: £20. Concessions £15

Bookings can be made in the following ways:
- Online at www.stalbanscathedral.org 
- By telephone through the Cathedral Box Office on 01727 890290
- By visiting the Cathedral, located in the Gift Shop in St Albans Cathedral

More information:www.stalbanscathedral.org


11:11 - silence and beacon lighting

War Memorial 190x150The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans will be at the War Memorial on St Peter's street to mark 11:11 with a two minute silence.

Please note the usual Parade will take place at 6:30pm in line with the National Beacon lighting event at 7:00pm.

Date and time: 11th November at 11am
Venue: War Memorial, St Peter's Street, St Albans AL1 3HG
Tickets: Free. No booking required

More information:www.stalbans.gov.uk


Remembrance Day at St Albans Museum + Gallery

SAMG Remembrance Day 190x150 The museum will remain open until 6:30pm ahead of a service and beacon lighting at the War Memorial in St Peters Street.

There will be a chance to visit the two First World War displays in the museum and also to watch a screening of the film A County at War in the The John Apthorp Learning Studio at 4.30pm. Tickets are free but to guarantee your place, reserve yours in advance. The running time is 50 minutes.

Date and time: 11th November 2018 from 11am-6:30pm, with limited spaces for film screening from 4:30pm
Venue: St Albans Museum + Gallery, Market Place, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ
Tickets: Reserve your free space to watch A County at War at 4:30pm

More information: see the St Albans Museums website 


A Nation's Tribute Beacon Lighting in Highfield Park

Highfield Park beacon 150pxA beacon lighting at 7pm to pay tribute to those millions who gave their lives for their country or returned home wounded during or after the dreadful darkness of four years of War - 1914 – 1918. Highfield Park Trustees are busily researching the lives of men who went to war from Hill End Hospital. Boards listing the staff of Hill End hospital who went to War will be lining the path to the beacon and there will also be a static display in the Highfield Park Visitor Centre that weekend.

Date and time: Sunday 11th November 2018. Sounding of the Last Post at 6.55pm and Lighting of the Beacon at 7.00pm
Venue: Hither Wood, Highfield Park, Highfield Lane, St Albans AL4 0RE
Tickets: Free. No booking required

More information: see www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk 


Walter Harvey Hallam, an ordinary man

MAT Walter Harvey Hallam 190x150 Walter Harvey Hallam, an ordinary man, a one act play by Alison Raymond about the experiences of a London draper who volunteered for military service in 1915, plus songs from Martin Olyett and Bob Templeman and Annette Burrows.

Date and time: 11th November 2018 from 8pm - 10:30pm
Venue: The Maltings Arts Theatre Level 2, 26 The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL
Tickets: Tickets: £12, Students and concessions £11. Under 18 £7.50 online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo By phone 0333 666 3366, in person at St Albans Central Library or pay on the door

More information: see the Maltings Arts Theatre website.


St Albans Bach Choir – To mark the centenary of the end of WW1

Cathedral Bach Choir 190x150St Albans Bach Choir commemorates the centenary of the Armistice in 1918 with music by three English composers, Elgar, Butterworth and Vaughan Williams.
Conductor: Andrew Lucas
Soloists: Gemma Summerfield (soprano) and Louis Hurst (baritone)
Orchestra: Sinfonia Verdi

Dates and times: Saturday 17th November 2018. Doors open 7pm. Performance starts 7.30pm and ends approximately 9.30pm. There will be an interval of 20 minutes during this performance.
Entry via the Cedar Tree Door, Sumpter Yard.

Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY
Tickets: 
Premium: £30 - Centre front with full view
Classic: £26 - Centre middle with full view or slightly restricted view
Standard Plus: £20 - Centre back with full view or restricted view
Standard: £15 - Centre back with full view or restricted view
No View: £13 - Centre or side aisles

No view seats will only be released when seats with views have sold out and on the day.

Bookings can be made in the following ways:
- Online at www.stalbanscathedral.org 
- By telephone through the Cathedral Box Office on 01727 890290
- By visiting the Cathedral, located in the Gift Shop in St Albans Cathedral

More information:www.stalbanscathedral.org


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