Broxbourne Borough Council
Broxbourne Borough Council is a district council in south-east Hertfordshire located along the A10 and the River Lea. Our cultural offer includes Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon, The Spotlight (theatre), a large number of parks and open spaces in which a range of activities and project take place, events in town centres, and arts development projects with the local community including music and art projects for young people, intergenerational initiatives. As host to the London 2012 canoe slalom event, Broxbourne was very active in the Cultural Olympiad and will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War One.
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Stephen Warner: One Man's Journey Through War
- 19 May — 22 September 2018 *on now
Lowewood museum’s First World War exhibition: “Stephen Warner: One Man’s Journey through War” will be open to the public from Saturday 19th May.
Stephen Warner, the great grandson of John Warner of Hoddesdon, kept a day-by-day account of his journey through the First World War. These diaries, which are part of Lowewood Museum’s collection, provide an insight into an individual’s experience of the First World War. For the first time these diaries are being shared online, published monthly on the museum’s blog site www.lowewoodmuseum.com, 100 years after they were written.
The Museum has successfully worked with pupils from the John Warner School to create several short films which will be on display in the museum. These and the digitised Stephen Warner diaries will be accessible on the website.
From 19 May 2018, there will be an exhibition themed around Stephen Warner's diaries.
Objects for display have already been located including loans from the Museum of Military Medicine, Essex Regiment Museum and the Royal Gunpowder Mills.
The event schedule is:
• Saturday 19 May 2018 – Saturday 27 September 2018: ‘Stephen Warner One Man’s Journey through War’, Exhibition open to the public
• Saturday 19 May 2018, 6pm-9pm: ‘Pack up your Troubles’, A wartime entertainment experience (late night opening themed on wartime concerts with dancing, music and refreshments)
• Saturday 26 May, 11am-4pm: Digging Deeper: Stephen Warner Exhibition Launch day (day of activities all associated with events that Stephen describes in his diaries such as poppy making craft, fake-wound / make-up and talks by a re-enactor)
• Saturday 11 August, 11am-4pm: Family Fun Day (family fun inspired by the First World War exhibition, with postcard decorations, pavement art and more)
• Thursday 16 August, 12pm-3pm: Medal Making (a drop-in activity)
• Friday 14 September, 10am – 3pm: Conference (AM lectures/talks in the Spotlight, Lunch around 12.30 – 13.00, followed by a tour round the exhibition/museum and object handling session
- Any age
Phone 01992 445596 or visit https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/leisure-lowewood-museum-town-centres-hoddesdon/exhibitions
Services and facilities
- 22 September 2018 7:30-10pm
On Saturday 22 September at 7:30pm, Hoddesdon Library will be hosting the play Poppy Bear which is about a young boy finding out what happened to his Great Grandfather, who was called Poppy Bear, during the First World War.
Tickets £7 from the Library or online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries
- Any age
98a High Street
£7 (available from Hoddesdon Library or online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries
Love Hoddesdon Poppy Project
- 24 September 2018 10:30am-1pm
The ‘Love Hoddesdon’ team, in conjunction with Broxbourne Council, the Royal British Legion and Hoddesdon Parish Church are making special efforts this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.
Local schools, groups and individuals have been involved in both knitting poppies and making poppies from plastic bottles to help decorate key landmarks in the town in the lead up to Remembrance Day Parade and Service on Sunday 11th November. The aim is to decorate the town with around 1,000 knitted poppies and 10,000 plastic poppies, from Friday 2nd November to Friday 16th November, as follows:
1) War Memorial - knitted poppies will be displayed around the railings on the morning of Sunday 11th November.
2)Clock Tower - plastic poppies will be mounted on 4 separate sections of netting around the lower section of the Tower immediately above the canopy roof. These will be lit during the evenings.
3) Jubilee Shelter - plastic poppies will be mounted on 4 separate sections of the ironwork immediately below the canopy roof.
4) Hoddesdon Parish Church (Rose Garden dedicated by Royal British Legion) - plastic poppies will spell out the number ‘100’, which will be pegged to the grass bank in front of the Rose Garden.
A workshop will be held on Monday 24 September (10:30am-1pm) to cut, shape, paint and create beautiful plastic poppies for the display.
Or pop in and collect a free knitting / crochet pattern to help decorate Hoddesdon War Memorial
- Any age
Mayhem Theatre Arts
Between Hoddesdon High Street and Sainsburys. Hoddesdon is in Hertfordshire on the A10
Broxbourne Borough Council