World War I Centenary Commemoration

This year marks the centenary of the end of World War I. One hundred years after the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, we still see connections either through family history, local heritage, or generally in the long-term impact on society and the world today

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The War claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe and had a huge impact on those who experienced it. For the last four years, the Imperial War museum and other associated Non-profit organisations have been marking the impact of the First World War with a vibrant programme of global events and activities to ensure that those who lived, fought and served during the years 1914-1918 are not forgotten.

DOCA is working closely with the Town Council, Wiltshire Museum and a number of other organisations to create a programme of beautiful and contemporary events to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.

WWI logoThis project is organised in partnership with Devizes Town Council and Wiltshire Museum and supported by Arts Council England and McCarty & Stone. Special thanks to Nigel Carter for additional funding and all those that have contributed poppies and paper swans

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War Toys

War Toys

8th - 31st October, Upstairs at Jacks gallery

Wiltshire Remembers

Wiltshire Remembers

20th October 2018 - 23rd February 2019, Wiltshire Museum

Portrait of a Hero

Portrait of a Hero

30th October-11th November, St John's Church

Poppies

Poppies

22nd October, The Market Cross

Luminous Birds

Luminous Birds

24th October-21st November, The Brittox

Empire Soldiers VR

Empire Soldiers VR

27th October, Wiltshire Museum

A chance to remember

A chance to remember

5th November, War Memorial & Corn Exchange

The Flickering Light

The Flickering Light

8th November, Wiltshire Museum

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

11th November, St. John's Church

Remembrance Concert

Remembrance Concert

11th November, St John's Church

The Great War in Wiltshire

The Great War in Wiltshire

1st December, Tidworth Garrison Theatre

Paper Cranes

Paper Cranes

St John's Church