Chorleywood Parish Council are co-ordinating a series of events to commemorate 100 years since the end of the first world war. Over four days from 8thNovember key Chorleywood organisations and groups will be taking over the Memorial Hall to host their own presentations, displays, screenings and performances, all with a reflective theme. Details are still being finalised but the programme currently is as follows
Thursday 8th November
Chorleywood Bookshopevent with author Peter Hart promoting his book The Last Battle – Endgame on the Western Front,1918. 7.30pm, Free.
Friday 9th November
Film Club showing of the latest screen version of R.C. Sherriff’s powerful WW1 drama ‘Journey’s End’ (Cert.12). Starring Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield and Toby Jones and set in the trenches in Northern France in March 1918, the events give a glimpse into the experiences of the officers of a British Army infantry company. The story plays out in the officers’ dugout over four days as they await the German Army’s Spring Offensive. More information at www.cwfilmclub.org
Saturday 10th November
‘Street’ party hosted by the Parish Council with entertainment showcasing local users of the hall and catering by Chorleywood Evening WI, together with the local branch of RVS.
Chorleywood OrchestraConcert. Programme includes Elgar’s Cello Concerto with soloist Nicola Tait, Sospiri, Nimrod (both also by Elgar), Butterworth’s ‘The Banks of Green Willow’, John Williams’ ‘Hymn to the Fallen’ and two pieces specially written for the event by locally based composers.
Sunday 11th November
A day of contemplation. The annual Service of Remembrance will be held at the at 3pm in the Hall.
More details in our November issue and at www.chorleywood-pc.gov.uk