War Stories: Voices from the First World War


Strike a Light is out and about this week and will be visiting some of the War Stories activities which are happening in and around Brighton and Hove as part of the Brighton Museum and Art gallery activities and events.

They are all free, so see you there!

12 July 2014 to 1 March 2015

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Free admission

Free gallery tour at Brighton Museum this Thursday about War Stories!

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, this exhibition brings to life the wartime experiences of 13 individuals whose intensely personal memories and extraordinary stories reveal the impact of war.

The diverse voices of individuals reveal both familiar and surprising stories of a war that profoundly changed British society. See the war through the eyes of a young girl born in 1914, an Indian soldier wounded on the Western Front and taken to hospital in the Royal Pavilion, soldiers from Brighton, including a Brighton & Hove Albion footballer, nurses and a gardener who was imprisoned for his pacifist beliefs.

Personal letters, diaries, art, photography, costume, film and memorabilia evoke the love, excitement, fear, bravery, grief, loss and longing that touched the lives of millions of people.

Reflections on our personal and collective acts of remembrance and commemoration explore the continuing impact of war on our lives.

Co financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by INTERREG IV A 2Seas programme.
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