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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Centre Stage Theatre to commemorate WW1 Centenary

With a year to go until national and international First World War Centenary commemorations which begin on 4 August 2014, Centre Stage Theatre - a community theatre group formed in Langholm - are inviting members of the community and especially young people aged 14 to 25 who would like to find out about a theatre project that will be based in Gretna and Eastriggs.

Centre Stage Theatre are planning to produce and facilitate, with young people from the area, an original performance commemorating the munitions workers and towns of the area. The work will draw on archive material, social history, music and entertainment of the period.        
Chris Jones, Producer of Centre Stage Theatre said:  “We are looking for young people 14 years and above to be part of the performance project & also welcome anyone whatever age who would like to be part of this community project or just find out more. 

An Information Evening is taking place at 7.30 pm, 10 September 2013 at The Anvil Hall, Gretna we hope, as many people will attend, as what we are planning is more than putting on a drama performance. We’re planning some talks to help us research the past and will need people of all ages to help us make the project a success.”  
munitions factory in Gretna

The First World War Centenary Partnership  is creating a cultural programme of events and activities to mark the centenary across the UK - the full listings of events will be launched in autumn this year at Other projects so far announced include new choreographed works for the English National Ballet, photography and archival projects.

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