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Armistice Day 2018 events in Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 19:47 31 October 2018

We have picked some Armistice Day events in Herts (photo: Lemanieh, Getty Images)

We have picked some Armistice Day events in Herts (photo: Lemanieh, Getty Images)

Melanie Hobson

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, so we’ve gathered some Remembrance Day events taking place in the county

Bushey Museum’s Back from the War exhibition looks at how local artists were affected by conflict.

Until January 13, Thur-Sun. Free admission

De Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra presents In Flanders Fields: An Armistice Concert featuring music composed by Butterworth, Gurney and Williams at the time of the Great War. Williams’ Pastoral Symphony will be interpreted in live paintings by James Mayhew and interwoven with war poetry.

November 11, Weston Auditorium, University of Hertfordshire. For tickets, go to uharts.co.uk

A significant musical event by Hertford Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the Armistice, with a world premier, a prominent pianist, senior school choirs and a programme featuring Holst and Ravel takes place at Drill Hall in Ware on November 11.

Tickets £17, children/students £6, call 01279 466653

An exhibition by the Herts at War history group (hertsatwar.co.uk) continues at the British Schools Museum in Hitchin. The museum has been transformed with military artefacts, stories and interactive displays, including a trench. The team is offering a free research and digitisation service during the exhibition.

Until December 8, Fri-Sun. Entry and tour £5.50, children £3. britishschoolsmuseum.org.uk

Private Peaceful at Broadway theatre dramatises Michael Morpurgo’s novel – the heartbreaking story of Tommo Peaceful, a young private reflecting on his short life from the trenches. Scamp Theatre performs after a succesful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Broadway, Letchworth, November 20, £16/£14

New books

High Wych, Sawbridgeworth and the Great War. The launch of Sawbridgeworth Local History Society’s first book, with a talk and slide show, takes place on October 26 at 7pm at the Hailey Centre, Sawbridgeworth

Harpenden: A Village in Wartime. Author John Cooper will be signing copies at Harpenden Books on November 17, 10.30am-1pm

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