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The WW1 At Home Live Events

Visiting locations across the UK, from May to September 2014

The WW1 At Home Live Events will reflect on the dramatic impact the war had on families and communities, as well as helping people to explore their own relatives' links to the war.

Discover more about the war

The family-friendly events will include hands-on activities, performances and interactive sessions. The World War One At Home Live Events will feature a mix of eight flagship events, as well as 17 others.

People attending the eight large-scale events in Woolwich, Wolverhampton, Sunderland, Dundee, Bristol, Rhyl, Portrush and Nottingham can visit The Briefing Room for interviews and presentations hosted by BBC stars including actor Larry Lamb. They can volunteer to be put through their paces on an outdoor Parade Ground and, at a number of events, make their own World War One At Home ID Permit to take away in The Recruitment Office. People can also learn about how medicine and communications were transformed during the war, including demonstrations of how carrier pigeons were an invaluable resource for sending messages.

As well as the eight flagship events, the World War One At Home Live Events will visit 17 other sites including The Suffolk Show, Great Yorkshire Show, Weymouth Carnival and Leicester City Festival. In addition to making their own ID Permits and learning about communications, visitors can also have a go at being a war reporter and meet experts from Imperial War Museums to search their families’ connections to the war. They can also hear interviews with BBC personalities and local experts and explore hands on activities in The Pals Tent and meet BBC Local Radio teams as the stations broadcast live from each site.

The World War One At Home Live Events are a partnership between BBC Learning and BBC English Regions. The BBC also continues its partnership with Imperial War Museums (IWM) during the Centenary commemorations and IWM's Lives of the First World War will be an integral part of the tour. 14-18 NOW are also key partners, and visitors to most sites along the BBC World War One At Home Tour will be invited to take part in the nationwide project Letter to An Unknown Soldier, inspired by the famous memorial statue of a soldier at Paddington Station in London. Other partners include: The Royal Signals Museum; Royal Pigeon Racing Association and The Royal College of Pathologists. 

WW1 At Home - tour listing

Nearer the time of the event, more information can be found on Things To Do.

Entry to many of the events is free. Flagship BBC World War One At Home Events are marked *

May 28 - 29: Ipswich, The Suffolk Show, BBC Radio Suffolk

May 31: Norwich, The Forum, BBC Radio Norfolk

June 14 - 15: Liverpool, Mersey River Festival, BBC Radio Merseyside

June 21: Stoke on Trent, Kings Hall BBC Radio Stoke Family History Day

June 24: Blackpool, Armed Forces Week, BBC Radio Lancashire

June 28: Woolwich Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day, BBC London 94.9 *

July 5 - 6: Colchester, Colchester Military Tournament, BBC Essex

July 8 - 10: Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Show, BBC Radio York/BBC Radio Leeds/BBC Radio Sheffield

July 12 - 13: Wolverhampton, The Wolverhampton & Black Country Show, BBC WM 95.6 *

July 19: Hull, Queen Victoria Square BBC Radio Humberside

July 22: Skegness, Tower Esplanade

July 26 and 27: The Sunderland International Airshow, BBC Newcastle *

August 1, 2: Dundee, City Square, BBC Scotland *

August 4: Folkestone Step Short, BBC Radio Kent Road of Remembrance

August 8-10: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, BBC Radio Bristol *

August 14 Okehampton, Okehampton Show, BBC Radio Devon

August 16 - 17: Eastbourne International Air Show, BBC Sussex

August 20: Weymouth Carnival, BBC Radio Solent

August 23-24: Leicester City Festival, BBC Radio Leicester

August 30 - 31: Rhyl, Wales Rhyl Airshow, BBC Wales *

September 6 - 7: Portrush, Co. Antrim. Air Waves Portrush, BBC Northern Ireland *

September 10: Gloucester History Festival, BBC Radio Gloucestershire

September 13 - 14: Manchester, Albert Square

September 19 - 20: Nottingham, Nottingham Fields of Battle Exhibition *

September 21: Derbyshire Day, BBC Radio Derby

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