BBC World War One at Home

BBC World War One at Home

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The BBC World War One At Home Tour will visit county shows, summer festivals, air shows and bustling shopping centres the length and breadth of the UK. Actor Larry Lamb is one of the well-known BBC faces who will take part in a number of the events, which will reflect on the dramatic impact the war had on families and communities, as well as helping people to explore their own relatives’ links to the war.

The family-friendly events will include hands-on activities, performances and interactive sessions designed to appeal to everyone from eight to 80. The World War One At Home Tour will feature a mix of eight flagship events, as well as 17 others which will run from May to September.

People attending the eight large-scale events in Woolwich, Wolverhampton, Sunderland, Dundee, Bristol, Rhyl, Portrush and Nottingham can visit The Briefing Room for interviews and presentations hosted by BBC stars including actor Larry Lamb. They can volunteer to be put through their paces on an outdoor Parade Ground and, at a number of events, make their own World War One At Home ID Permit to take away in The Recruitment Office. People can also learn about how medicine and communications were transformed during the war, including demonstrations of how carrier pigeons were an invaluable resource for sending messages.

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Festivals

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WW1 At Home - Sunderland

  • 26 July 2014 7-10pm
  • 27 — 28 July 2014 10am-6pm

On Friday a spectacular flying display will include The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, The Red Arrows, Typhoon and the SWIP Twister Display Team complete with airborne pyrotechnics closing with a spectacular firework display at 10pm. Music for the evening will come from Re-Take That and include a performance from Royal Marines Band Scotland.

Saturday will see the coastline at Seaburn and Roker in Sunderland filled with the sights and sounds of the spectacular Sunderland International Airshow. There’s a packed programme of entertainment in the skies and on the ground, including RAF Falcons, The Red Arrows and lots more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Roker and Seaburn Seafront, City of Sunderland

New Zealand machine gunners fitting machine gun belts with cartridges

WW1 At Home - Dundee

  • 1 — 2 August 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Scotland for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Dundee, City Square
Scotland

photograph of women in factory during world war one

WW1 At Home - Kent

  • 4 August 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Radio Kent for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Road of Remembrance
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2DR

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WW1 At Home - Bristol Balloon Fiesta

  • 8 — 10 August 2014

Join BBC Radio Suffolk for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Ashton Court Estate
Long Ashton
Bristol
BS41 9JN

Admission

There is a fee for car parking.

Website

http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/default.aspx

Photograph of captured gun and flag on a railway truck.

WW1 At Home: Okehampton Show

  • 14 August 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Radio Devon for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Stoney Park Showground
Holsworthy Road
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 1SW

Admission

Please visit the Okehampton Show website for ticket prices.

Website

http://www.okehamptonshow.co.uk/tickets

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WW1 At Home - Eastbourne International Air show

  • 16 — 17 August 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Sussex for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Where

King Edward's Parade
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN20 7JS

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WW1 At Home - Weymouth Carnival

  • 20 August 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Radio Solent for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Esplanade
Weymouth

Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiosolent

Policeman

WW1 At Home - Leicester City Festival

  • 23 — 24 August 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Radio Leicester for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Leicester Cathedral
St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1 5DE

Website

http://www.visitleicester.info/things-to-see-and-do/festivals-celebrations/city-festival/

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WW1 At Home - Rhyl Air Show

  • 30 — 31 August 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Wales for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Rhyl
Denbighshire
Wales

Website

http://rhylairshow.co.uk/

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WW1 At Home - Air Waves Portrush

  • 6 — 7 September 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Northern Ireland for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Portrush
County Antrim
Northern Ireland

Website

http://www.airwavesportrush.co.uk/

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WW1 At Home - Gloucester History Festival

  • 10 September 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Radio Gloucestershire for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Gloucester City Centre (Several Venues)
Southgate Street
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 2AP

Website

http://gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk/welcome/

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WW1 At Home - Manchester

  • 13 — 14 September 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Radio Manchester for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Piccadilly Gardens
Piccadilly, Manchester
M60 1HX

Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01p34k8

Men of the Royal Scots Greys ride their horses on a road at Brimeux. A windmill can be seen across the fields behind them.
The Royal Scots Greys by on the road at Brimeaux, 25 May 1918.

WW1 At Home - Nottingham

  • 19 — 20 September 2014 10am-4pm

Join the BBC for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Nottingham City Centre
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire

Website

http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/whats-on/fields-of-battle-street-exhibition-p576551

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WW1 At Home - Derbyshire Day

  • 21 September 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Radio Derby for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Derby
Derbyshire

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