During 2014, Brighton & Hove's Royal Pavilion and Museums will mark the centenary of the First World War by posting a story a day (Mon-Fri) about the conflict.
Most of these will be taken from our collections and the work we are doing behind the scenes to commemorate the anniversary. We will also post links to other work going on in the city, and resources that may be useful.
All these stories will hopefully tell you a little about the war, what it meant to Brighton & Hove, and what we can learn from it today.
12 young people from Brighton Youth Theatre group worked with Brighton Museum and Preston Manor to research stories based on real lives during the FIrst World War. It resulted in a moving performance at Preston Manor in May 2014 and a film piece currently on show in the War Stories exhibition at Brighton Museum. We have created a film documenting the project which can be seen
As part of the War Stories: Voices from the First World War exhibition we commissioned seven interviews with individuals and organisations with strong links to the First World War. These include Blind Veterans UK, formed in 1915, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, also formed in 1915 and In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres.
In this photograph, filmmaker Lindsey Smith is interviewing Rana Chhina, Secretary and Editor, Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, USI. We were interested to discover how WWI is remembered in India today and what commemoration projects are being planned.
Watch the interview in the War Stories exhibition, currently on show at Brighton Museum.