York is marking the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I.

We're involved with co-ordinating plans across the city and want to ensure that as many people as possible are involved in commemorative events in York between 1 October and 11 November 2018.

The overall aim of the programme is to commemorate the 100 year milestone, while fully reflecting:

  • the horrors of war, including the suffering caused by the 37 million military and civilian casualties during the war
  • a diversity of perspectives on the causes and consequences of the war
  • a commitment to learn the lessons of the past to help build peace in the future

Programme of WW1 Commemoration events in York

We've produced a programme of events to showcase the city’s contribution in marking this commemorative occasion.

Please note: the 'Remembrancetide - Spanish Renaissance Masterpieces' event on Saturday 3 November will take place at All Saints Pavement Church, not the address listed in the programme. The admission fee is a Retiring Collection.

Local people, community groups, venues, parish councils, are getting involved by:

  • hosting events
  • providing free resources for others
  • sharing information to promote events

You can help promote the WW1 Commemorations programme of events by:

  • sharing information via your mailing lists
  • posting about events on your social media feeds
  • publishing information in newsletters
  • talking about events at community groups
  • displaying posters in community venues or workplaces
  • providing printed programmes in community venues or workplaces

Our WW1 Commemorations toolkit provides additional guidance on supporting our programme of events, along with information on national schemes being organised to mark the World War I milestone anniversary.

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