Old Market Studios
68 Old Market
Superact is not-for-profit Community Interest Company delivering music and arts projects in the fields of health and wellbeing, justice and rehabilitation and community development.
Throughout the Centenary Superact are delivering The Last Post Project which connects communities to their heritage commemorating the Centenary of the First World War.
The Last Post project is a mass participation initiative, bringing communities across the UK together to discover and share their First World War heritage at Last Post events. The project inspires and enables communities to take an active part in the Centenary.
Superact will provide resources, training and support to enable community groups to learn more about their own First World War heritage. Live heritage events in November 2014 will share learning, which will also be communicated and captured online.
The distinctive element of the project is the special use of music to engage new audiences in heritage activities. At every event, volunteers will play The Last Post themselves on the bugle or any other instrument. This is the thread which unifies and links all the Last Post commemorative events.
Alonsgide The Last Post Project, to commemorate the 30.000th lost past, Superact is working with Havas Worldwide Brussels to create The Last Post app. This app will encourage people to live the Last Post in different ways.
The app includes a countdown to a live experience of the 30.000th last post next year, the possibility to discover other last post projects today and a tool to share the remembrance by playing the last post yourself.
Association or society
The Last Post Project
- 20 — 26 April 2015 *on now
Communities across the UK are preparing to play the Last Post themselves to mark the Gallipoli centenary as part of Superact’s First World War centenary music project, The Last Post taking places from the 20th – 26th April.
This DCLG and Heritage Lottery funded project is part of a movement to remember the impact of the Gallipoli campaign in the UK one hundred years after the battle.
The Last Post project resource pack explores experience on all sides and provides a selection of songs from the period including the British ‘hit’ of 1915, Pack up your troubles, and the haunting Turkish Gallipoli ballad, Ҫanakkale Türküsü.
Ҫanakkale Türküsü has been specially recorded by British and Turkish folk musicians Cigdem Aslan, Paul Sartin and Tahir Palali for The Last Post project.
At each community-led event the Last Post will be played on different instruments in tribute to people connected to the area whose lives were impacted by World War One.
- Any age