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December 2018

5,000 Poppies

December 1 - December 21
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1UR United Kingdom
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A Community Tribute of Respect and Remembrance. November 6 - December 21 Following the overwhelming response to the 5,000 Poppies project which ultimately saw over 20,000 knitted, crocheted and felt poppies crafted by local people displayed at the Museum in the autumn of 2017, the project team and the community has created an even bigger display to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice. The exhibition, co-ordinated by Medway Fun Palaces and Nucleus Arts runs from 6 November until 21…

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VC: For Valour – Sapper VCs of the First World War

December 1 - December 21
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1UR United Kingdom
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Ordinary Men - Extraordinary Actions 2018 Marks the centenary of the Armistice which brought the First World War to an end. We will be marking the anniversary with a major exhibition and community-based project focusing on the Sapper Victoria Crosses of the First World War. The Museum holds ten original VCs won by soldiers of the Royal Engineers during the War which will be displayed as part of the exhibition. Displays and artefacts will tell the stories that surround the…

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A Lasting Peace for Medway – art workshop

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME7 1UR United Kingdom
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A series of workshops will take place on Saturdays 15 December, 12 January and 26 January as part of the Museum's collaborative Community project: A Lasting Peace for Medway. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the project features a year-long course of art workshops at the Museum, culminating in an exhibition of participants’ artwork in autumn 2019. Hosted by local artist Tina Lawlor Mottram, the workshops will focus on creating a sense of peace and happiness with the community and…

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