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May 2018

‘A Chronicle of War Work’ Exhibition

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parabola Arts Centre, 10 Parabola Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition tells the story of the contribution of the staff and pupils of Cheltenham Ladies’ College to the war effort, both on the home front and on the front line. It includes a recreated ward from St Martin’s VAD Hospital, which was set up by the College in central Cheltenham to care for wounded soldiers. The exhibition focusses on the lasting effects the war had on female emancipation and the increased participation of women in the work place.

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‘A Chronicle of War Work’ Exhibition

May 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parabola Arts Centre, 10 Parabola Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3AA United Kingdom
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This exhibition tells the story of the contribution of the staff and pupils of Cheltenham Ladies’ College to the war effort, both on the home front and on the front line. It includes a recreated ward from St Martin’s VAD Hospital, which was set up by the College in central Cheltenham to care for wounded soldiers. The exhibition focusses on the lasting effects the war had on female emancipation and the increased participation of women in the work place.

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‘A Chronicle of War Work’ Exhibition

May 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parabola Arts Centre, 10 Parabola Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition tells the story of the contribution of the staff and pupils of Cheltenham Ladies’ College to the war effort, both on the home front and on the front line. It includes a recreated ward from St Martin’s VAD Hospital, which was set up by the College in central Cheltenham to care for wounded soldiers. The exhibition focusses on the lasting effects the war had on female emancipation and the increased participation of women in the work place.

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‘A Chronicle of War Work’ Exhibition

May 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parabola Arts Centre, 10 Parabola Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition tells the story of the contribution of the staff and pupils of Cheltenham Ladies’ College to the war effort, both on the home front and on the front line. It includes a recreated ward from St Martin’s VAD Hospital, which was set up by the College in central Cheltenham to care for wounded soldiers. The exhibition focusses on the lasting effects the war had on female emancipation and the increased participation of women in the work place.

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‘A Chronicle of War Work’ Exhibition

May 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parabola Arts Centre, 10 Parabola Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition tells the story of the contribution of the staff and pupils of Cheltenham Ladies’ College to the war effort, both on the home front and on the front line. It includes a recreated ward from St Martin’s VAD Hospital, which was set up by the College in central Cheltenham to care for wounded soldiers. The exhibition focusses on the lasting effects the war had on female emancipation and the increased participation of women in the work place.

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‘A Chronicle of War Work’ Exhibition

May 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parabola Arts Centre, 10 Parabola Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition tells the story of the contribution of the staff and pupils of Cheltenham Ladies’ College to the war effort, both on the home front and on the front line. It includes a recreated ward from St Martin’s VAD Hospital, which was set up by the College in central Cheltenham to care for wounded soldiers. The exhibition focusses on the lasting effects the war had on female emancipation and the increased participation of women in the work place.

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August 2018

St Peter’s & The Moors in WW1

August 28, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Hardwick Gallery, St Pauls Road
Cheltenham, GL50 4BS United Kingdom
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This exhibition at the Hardwick Gallery focuses on the effect of the war on life in the St Peters & The Moors area of Cheltenham. We are asking local residents to share their WW1 family stories to go alongside information and exhibits which show the impact of the war in the area. Exhibition created by SPTM Big Local. Open 12noon - 4pm daily.

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September 2018

WW1 Living History 10am-3pm

September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
The Folly 280 Swindon Road, 280 Swindon Road
Cheltenham, GL51 9JP United Kingdom
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The Great War Society will be joining us to recreate a WW1 Army training camp that will give a unique insight into these aspects of life during WW1. They will be setting up camp at the Folly, Swindon Road for a weekend of living history. Site opens 10-3 with demonstrations at 11am and 2pm. There will also be fun activities for all the family including traditional games, dressing up and treasure hunts. Why not bring a picnic and make a…

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The Listening Station

September 1, 2018 - December 16, 2018
The Wilson Museum & Art Gallery, The Wilson Museum & Art Gallery, Clarence Street
Cheltenham, Gl50 3JT United Kingdom
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Free

A year-long arts programme of community engagement focusing upon the significance of World War One today will culminate in an exhibition at the Wilson in September. Lead artist Robyn Woolston will explore both contemporary and historical perspectives whilst drawing inspiration from The Wilson’s archival collections. https://thelisteningstationcheltenham.tumblr.com/

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October 2018

Cheltenham WW1 Soldiers Exhibition

October 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Swindon Village Hall, Church Road
Swindon Village, GL51 9QP
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The houses of thousands of soldiers who served or died in the Great War have been plotted onto maps of Cheltenham. Come and see who signed up in your street and find out more about their stories. 11-4 at Swindon Village Hall.

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‘On The Mend’

October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
The Racecourse, Crest & Sovereign Rooms, Evesham Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4SH United Kingdom
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On The Mend is a musical, romantic play about the nurses and patients who spent time in Cheltenham’s Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) hospitals during the First World War. Presented by the Everyman Theatre, it features professional actors alongside a number of local performers. The play will be staged over five nights at, or close to, sites of the original VAD hospitals to create a truly authentic experience. On The Mend promises to be moving, topical, funny, family-friendly and not to…

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‘On The Mend’

October 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Gloucester Road School, Gloucester Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 8PB United Kingdom
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On The Mend is a musical, romantic play about the nurses and patients who spent time in Cheltenham’s Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) hospitals during the First World War. Presented by the Everyman Theatre, it features professional actors alongside a number of local performers. The play will be staged over five nights at, or close to, sites of the original VAD hospitals to create a truly authentic experience. On The Mend promises to be moving, topical, funny, family-friendly and not to…

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A Concert to mark the Centenary

October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square
Cheltenham, GL50 1QA United Kingdom
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£5.50

Join us for a celebration of music and poetry to commemorate the First World War. This special evening will showcase new work by talented young participants at Gloucestershire Music, Song Writing Charity and other community organisations that bring this poignant anniversary into the spotlight. With choral renditions, new melodies and poetry the evening will move from 1918 to reflect on what the Great War means to us today. Come and join us! http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/event/cheltenham-remembers-world-war-one-a-concert-to-mark-the-centenary-245756/

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‘On The Mend’

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:20 pm
University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Room TC 007
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2RH United Kingdom
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Free

On The Mend is a musical, romantic play about the nurses and patients who spent time in Cheltenham’s Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) hospitals during the First World War. Presented by the Everyman Theatre, it features professional actors alongside a number of local performers. The play will be staged over five nights at, or close to, sites of the original VAD hospitals to create a truly authentic experience. On The Mend promises to be moving, topical, funny, family-friendly and not to…

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‘On The Mend’

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Leckhampton Village Hall, Church Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 0PL United Kingdom
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Free

On The Mend is a musical, romantic play about the nurses and patients who spent time in Cheltenham’s Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) hospitals during the First World War. Presented by the Everyman Theatre, it features professional actors alongside a number of local performers. The play will be staged over five nights at, or close to, sites of the original VAD hospitals to create a truly authentic experience. On The Mend promises to be moving, topical, funny, family-friendly and not to…

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‘On The Mend’

October 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Parabola Arts Centre, 10 Parabola Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

On The Mend is a musical, romantic play about the nurses and patients who spent time in Cheltenham’s Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) hospitals during the First World War. Presented by the Everyman Theatre, it features professional actors alongside a number of local performers. The play will be staged over five nights at, or close to, sites of the original VAD hospitals to create a truly authentic experience. On The Mend promises to be moving, topical, funny, family-friendly and not to…

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Mountains, Mules & Malaria

October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
£12

A special talk by Alan Wakefield (head of First World War & 20th Century Conflict at the Imperial War Museum) at St Andrew’s Church in Montpellier today (Sat 27th October). Organised by the Holst Birthplace Museum. www.holstmuseum.org

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November 2018

University Chapel Remembrance

November 5, 2018 - November 9, 2018
Francis Close Hall Chapel, Swindon Road
Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ
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From 5th - 9th November the university will be remembering the former students of Cheltenham Training College and pupils of St. Paul’s Practising School who lost their lives in the First World War. 264 poppies are being crocheted by staff and alumni in remembrance of those who died - 96 for students from the college, and 168 for pupils from the school. These poppies will be displayed in the Chapel during the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday with information…

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St Peter’s – Community Reflection

November 9, 2018
St Peter’s Church, Tewkesbury Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 9AH United Kingdom
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This will be an opportunity for people to reflect on the commemoration activities which have taken place in St Peter’s & The Moors and support to form a new group ‘Friends of St Peter’s War Memorial’ to maintain and preserve the newly restored war memorial. This will follow on from the remembrance service.

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Remembering Together

November 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm
Francis Close Hall Chapel, Swindon Road
Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ
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On Friday 9th November from 12.30pm - 12.50pm all are invited to gather in the Chapel at Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road to reflect together on the themes of war and peace with words and music concluding with an Act of Remembrance including a two minute silence.

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Floral Festival of Remembrance

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
St Nicholas Church, Swindon Lane
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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An event with a difference to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice is to be held at St Nicolas’ Church, Swindon Lane, Cheltenham, on Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 November. It is a Floral Festival of Remembrance and displays will depict many aspects of the conflict. Inspiration has come from letters and diaries belonging to a grandmother, detailing her life during WWI, when the young man she loved was killed in action. Visit between 10am - 4pm on Saturday, 10,…

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WW1 Memorial March

November 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Join us in saying 'Thank You' to all the Cheltonian's who gave so much and asked so little. Cheltenham lost more than 1,200 servicemen and servicewomen in the First World War. The walk will begin in Sandford Park, take a route through the town, passing the war memorial on the promenade and finish in Montpellier Gardens where there will be a short service of remembrance. This is a total distance of around 1 mile and will be undertaken at a gentle…

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‘College Echoes’: An Epitaph to the Great War.

November 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheltenham College, Bath Road
Cheltenham,
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A lecture on the Old Cheltonian contribution during the First World War, by Paddy Stevens Saturday, 10th November 2018, at 7pm in Chapel. All welcome.  

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Battle’s Over : Bagpiper

November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 6:04 am
Free

At 6am on November 11th at war memorials across the UK the tune "The Battle's O'er" will be played by bagpipers to mark the centenary of the Armistice. The tune will last just a few minutes and Cheltenham War Memorial, on the Promenade is one of the locations you can pay your respects that morning to those who have fallen in WW1.    

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Remembrance Sunday Service

November 11, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The annual Remembrance Sunday Civic Service and Parade will take place at Cheltenham War Memorial, the Promenade at 10:45am.

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Cheltenham College – consecration of a new memorial

November 11, 2018 @ 10:55 am - 11:30 am
Cheltenham College, Bath Road
Cheltenham,
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Cheltenham College Commemorates the centenary Anniversary of Armistice Day November 1918 at a Service of Remembrance   on Sunday 11 November 2018  held on College Chapel Lawn 10.55am Followed by the consecration of a new memorial to mark the 702 Old Cheltonians who gave their lives   All welcome.  

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Prestbury Remembers WW1

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

From 2-5pm on Sunday November 11th at St Mary's Church, Pretsbury: There will be floral tributes, refreshments and a slideshow film showing life in Prestbury during WW1. The film is 20mins long and will repeat on a loop. A booklet guided Memorial Walk, telling the stories of some of the men listed on the village war memorial,  will also be available.  

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WW1 Projection

November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Our final commemoration event is a powerful, thought provoking and poignant projection of WW1 imagery and sound that will light up the Municipal Offices, marking 100 years since the signing of the Armistice Agreement. Please come along to the Promenade to experience this unique free 15 minute projection, which will be shown every half hour from 5pm until 8pm.

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Battle’s Over : Beacons of Light

November 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square
Cheltenham, GL50 1QA United Kingdom
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Cheltenham Trust will be taking part in the Battle's Over national tribute by lighting a beacon at Cheltenham Town Hall at 7pm. After darkness has fallen, more than 1,300 Beacons of Light will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, with the first of these Beacons being lit at Westminster Abbey, London, that evening. This is a commemoration inspired by a comment made on 3rd August 1914 by Britain’s Foreign Minister, Sir Edward…

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Artist’s Walk & Talk : The Listening Station

November 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Wilson Museum & Art Gallery, The Wilson Museum & Art Gallery, Clarence Street
Cheltenham, Gl50 3JT United Kingdom
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Artist creator of the Listening Station exhibition Robyn Woolstone will be on hand for an informal Walk and Talk on Tuesday 20 November 1-2pm and this FREE and open to the public. Explore the Listening Station project and reflect on conflict and the First World War.

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