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We want you!

Take part in Cheshire East’s First World War commemorative events – We are looking for groups and individuals regardless of age, ability and access needs to be part of When the Light Goes Out.

When the Light Goes Out

Saturday 10 November in Crewe & Sunday 11 November in Tatton Park

4pm-6pm FREE events (no booking required)

Two outdoor family arts events 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. 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.

Opportunities include (see download links below for more information):

Parade Performers, Parade Participants, Prop & Costume Making, Flag & Banner Making, Join the Community Company, Call for submissions of WW1 Letters and Artefacts, Community Choir, Street Concert – Brass and Silver Bands, Event Stewards, Event Skills Workshops, Community Fringe Programme

To express your interest in taking part please email

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Community Grants Scheme – If your voluntary or community group is looking for funding, then Cheshire East Council may be able to offer the financial assistance you require.

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Heritage Lottery Fund – Heritage Lottery Fund can provide funding to help groups, communities and organisations mark the Centenary by exploring, conserving and sharing the heritage of the First World War, from memorials, buildings and sites, to photographs, letters and literature.

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Big Ideas – Small grants are available for WW1 projects exploring the themes of: Motherhood, Loss and the First World War; Remember RAF100; Trailblazers; The Unremembered; and Tull100 – Football Remembers.

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