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.

This project is supported by Devizes Town Council, Wiltshire Museum and Arts Council England. Special thanks to Nigel Carter for additional funding and all those that have contributed poppies and paper swans

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Luminous Birds

Luminous Birds

The Brittox - 24th October-21st November

Portrait of a Hero

Portrait of a Hero

St John's Church - 20th October-11th November

Paper Cranes

Paper Cranes

St John's Church

Poppies

Poppies

Market Place - w/c 23rd October