We will remember

A powerful performance of dance, drama, poetry, music and film will be revealed on Friday, when the finale of the WWI Centenary Project is staged.

This showcase will bring together a patchwork of creative responses to WW1 in an evening of entertainment, commemoration and reflection.

Ticket-holders will be wowed by original music composed by young people, moving dramatic performances from Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company, haunting poetry and breath-taking choreography with dancers from Shenley Retirement Village and Initiate Youth Dance Company.

Carnival company Festive Road will also bring along their replica WWI tank, which has made an impact around town during the summer.

Animations made by children working with Independent Cinema MK will also figure in the uplifting and poignant finale of the Great War MK project.

Enjoy the sum total of works by eleven fantastic organisations from the MK area in one spectacular collaborative performance.

The Venue MK at Walton High is your hosting venue for the event, which has been produced by production company, Full House.

Tickets are a snip at just £3 each or £10 for a family of four, available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/eventsmk

‘This project has been great … it has challenged my skills as a songwriter to create a new piece of work that conveys a matter that still affects us to date,” said singer-songwriter Manny Ademoulu, who has contributed.

“...and working with a passionate and talented group of musicians is a constant reminder of the beauty and power that music holds.’

Euan Hendersonis the Chair of AHA-MK:‘This is the culmination of two years’ planning, researching, creating and delivering new ways of looking at the First World War 100 years ago as experienced in the area now transformed by the Metropolitan Borough and New City of Milton Keynes,” he added.

> A Remembrance Sunday lunch is being hosted at Woburn Abbey.

War Notes From Woburn features a traditional two course lunch atThe Sculpture Gallery, and while eating, those in attendance will listen to War Notes From Woburn, a poignant blend of vintage songs from a bygone era, plus letters sent to the Duke of Bedford, from Bedfordshire soldiers in action.

‘Songbird of Trafalgar Square’ Lila la Scala will sing for you, and World War II veterans go free.

To book, or for more details call 01525 292172.