First World War Commemorations 2014

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We are currently working on a ‘Joining up the Humber’ Arts Council funded project with Hull Museums and East Riding Museum Service. The focus of the project this year has been the commemoration of the First World War.

We are providing lots of opportunities to be involved throughout the year. An exhibition opened at Normanby Hall in April 2014 and explores Normanby Hall as an auxiliary hospital. North Lincolnshire Museum ‘For King and Country’ exhibition opened in July 2014 and looks at how local people were affected by the War.

Both these exhibitions are available to schools as a self guide or as led sessions.

Primary schools should have all received their poppy packs now. We need children from across the Humber region to make over 10,000 commemorative poppies for a series of remembrance artworks.

Schools can drop off their completed poppies at collection points at North Lincolnshire Museum and Farming Museum at Normanby Hall Country Park. The last date for dropping off at a collection point is Sunday 5 October 2014.

The poppies will be used by artist Martin Waters to create art installations timed to coincide with Remembrance Sunday 2014 across the Humber region. The North Lincolnshire installation is at St Lawrence’s Church in Scunthorpe from 7 November until 20 November 2014.