When the Light Goes Out – Crewe

When the Light Goes Out – Crewe
Commemorating WW1 through memories, performance and sound
Saturday 10th November 2018 | 4pm – 6pm | FREE event (no booking required)

When the Light Goes Out – Crewe is part of a family arts programme commemorating the First World War. The weekend will include a street concert, parade, choirs, promenade performance and building projection created and inspired by the residents of Cheshire East and the roles their ancestors played in the Great War.

When the Light Goes Out draws together the four-year Cheshire East Reflects programme of activities and events created by Cheshire East Council to commemorate the First World War. 

The programme continues on Sunday 11th November, 4pm – 6pm at Tatton Park. Find out more about When the Light Goes Out – Tatton Park here.

When the Light Goes Out are outdoor early evening events which will go ahead whatever the weather, so ensure you dress appropriately.

*Please note that the event contains poignant and moving material that some may find upsetting.

Event Schedule

When the Light Goes Out – Crewe takes place between 4pm and 6pm at various locations across the town centre – you are welcome to join us for some or all of the event.

When the Light Goes Out – Parade
Starts: 4pm Christ Church, Prince Albert St.
Arrive: 4.35pm Memorial Square
Route: Christ Church > Market Square > Market St. > Lyceum Square > Hill St. > Prince Albert St. > Memorial Square

A parade inspired by Crewe’s Tank Week – In 1918 a parade happened in Crewe to drum up support for the newest machine in the war effort, the tank. A hundred years on, join communities from across Cheshire East who have collaborated with Yet Another Carnival to create a parade which explores the unknowns and hardships of war, as well as celebrating the lesser-known stories of communities supporting each other, and finding strength and solidarity in adversity.

The parade will have several pause moments along the route where bands will play, stories will be shared and War bonds can be purchased…

Bank at the Tank!
4.35pm Memorial Square

The parade will be greeted by Foden’s Band and the Mayor of Cheshire East.

Street Concert & Civic Speeches
4.40pm – 6pm Memorial Square

Enjoy commemorative music from Foden’s Band, TCTC Group Band and The Peace Choir of St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School.

Civic Speeches
Cllr Rachel Bailey – Leader of Cheshire East Council & Cllr Brian Roberts – Mayor of Crewe

Supporting Programme
Crewe Lyceum Theatre | Saturday 10th November (Please contact the Lyceum for info & tickets)
All day (FREE)     Short Film: Crewe Remembers – In the shadow of Britannia by Stephen Benson, Mark Potts, Jamie Guy
1pm                      Film Screening: War Horse (12)
7.30pm                Theatre: My Dearest Girls: The Letters Book


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