Arts events across north Norfolk to mark the First World War and Remembrance Day

12:41 05 November 2014

A scene from Our friends the Enemy.

A scene from Our friends the Enemy.


Communities across north Norfolk will be marking the First World War through music, theatre and film.

■In Sheringham young people from different schools will be putting on a show based on the lives of local people affected by the conflict.

The Lest We Forget show will happen at Sheringham Little Theatre tomorrow at 1.30pm.

For details visit or call 01263 822347.

■A one-man show telling the story of the First World War Christmas truce is visiting a north Norfolk village this weekend.

Our Friends The Enemy provides a moving and original perspective into the minds of young soldiers serving on the Western Front.

It comes to Erpingham and Calthorpe Village Hall this weekend on Saturday November 8 at 7.30pm.

The show combines theatre and spoken word to retell the famous festive ceasefire in 1914.

This show is suitable for ages 11 years plus.

The venue’s postcode is NR11 7QD. Tickets are £8 in advance, £10 on the door. Bookings via 01263 768992.

■A concert for Remembrance Sunday at Salthouse Church will raise funds for the Royal British Legion and the tower restoration fund.

The Kelling Consort of Singers will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams cantata Dona Nobis Pacem, and Greater Love by John Ireland this weekend on Sunday November 9.

Vaughan Williams served in the Great war as a stretcher bearer in the Royal Medical Corps in France.

John Ireland was disappointed at not being accepted by the armed forces, but wrote his war music thinking of the sacrifices made by his friends.

Directed by Angela Dugdale, the choir will have Chloe Barnett as soprano and Chris Gadd as baritone, accompanied by a string ensemble.

Tickets for the 3.30pm concert are £10 at the door or in advance for Holt Computers or the Old Post Office Shop, Salthouse.

■Richard Attenborough’s 1969 film Oh! What a Lovely War will be screened at the Coronation Hall, Cromer Road, Mundesley, on Tuesday November 11 at 7.30pm.

Tickets will be sold on the door. Adults £4, members £3, and under 15s £2.50.

For transport contact North Norfolk Community Transport on 01692 500840.

■An exhibition about the conflict will be running at the Aylsham Heritage Centre, on the grounds of St Michael’s Church, until November 11.

For details visit or

■A poignant World War One story seen through the eyes of an Irish poet is being staged at Holt.

Walking The Road is at the Auden Theatre in Gresham’s School on Wednesday November 12 at 8pm.

It follows poet and roadworker Francis Ledwidge on his journey through the landscapes of the Great War. Proceeds are for Holt Rugby Club. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) through the box office 01263 713444.


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