Forthcoming Events

UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE TO ATTEND

Category: Talks

A Spotlight On: Nepal, Gurkhas and The Gurkha Welfare Trust

Join Major (Retired) Rob Cross for a verbal trek into the hills of Nepal, meeting some of the people from whom the Gurkhas were recruited. 

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Holly Wreath Making Workshops

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Create a beautiful bespoke wreath for your front door.

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Memory Lane Café December

Our monthly reminiscence café, Memory Lane, will provide a forum for people living with dementia, their carers, and their friends and family.

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A Spotlight On: The Making of a Public Memorial Sculpture

Join sculptor Georgie Welch for an informative talk through the process of creating The Christmas Truce memorial commissioned by the Football Association, sited at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talk - Yorkshire Regiment Memorial

From striking glass sculptures to simple stone cairns, there are more than 360 memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum, for both military and civilian associations, all with fascinating stories and symbolism waiting to be discovered.  Between the 25 December and the 5 January you can discover more about just some of these memorials at our free daily 12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks. 

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12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks - Royal Tank Regiment Grove

From striking glass sculptures to simple stone cairns, there are more than 360 memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum, for both military and civilian associations, all with fascinating stories waiting to be discovered.  Between the 25 December and the 5 January you can discover more about just some of these memorials at our free daily 12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks.

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12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks - King’s African Rifles and East African Forces Memorial

From striking glass sculptures to simple stone cairns, there are more than 360 memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum, for both military and civilian associations, all with fascinating stories and symbolism waiting to be discovered.  Between the 25 December and the 5 January you can discover more about just some of these memorials at our free daily 12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks. 

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12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks - Royal Air Forces Association Remembrance Garden

From striking glass sculptures to simple stone cairns, there are more than 360 memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum, for both military and civilian associations, all with fascinating stories and symbolism waiting to be discovered.  Between the 25 December and the 5 January you can discover more about just some of these memorials at our short free daily 12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks. 

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12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks - Royal Naval Patrol Service Memorial

From striking glass sculptures to simple stone cairns, there are more than 360 memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum, for both military and civilian associations, all with fascinating stories and symbolism waiting to be discovered.  Between the 25 December and the 5 January you can discover more about just some of these memorials at our short free daily 12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks. 

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12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks - HMT Lancastria Memorial

From striking glass sculptures to simple stone cairns, there are more than 360 memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum, for both military and civilian associations, all with fascinating stories and symbolism waiting to be discovered.  Between the 25 December and the 5 January you can discover more about just some of these memorials at our short free daily 12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks. 

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12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks - Naval Service Memorial

From striking glass sculptures to simple stone cairns, there are more than 360 memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum, for both military and civilian associations, all with fascinating stories and symbolism waiting to be discovered.  Between the 25 December and the 5 January you can discover more about just some of these memorials at our short free daily 12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks. 

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12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks - The Guinea Pig Club Memorial

From striking glass sculptures to simple stone cairns, there are more than 360 memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum, for both military and civilian associations, all with fascinating stories and symbolism waiting to be discovered.  Between the 25 December and the 5 January you can discover more about just some of these memorials at our short free daily 12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks. 

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12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks - The Christmas Truce Memorial (Football Remembers)

From striking glass sculptures to simple stone cairns, there are more than 360 memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum, for both military and civilian associations, all with fascinating stories and symbolism waiting to be discovered.  Between the 25 December and the 5 January you can discover more about just some of these memorials at our short free daily 12 Days of Christmas Memorial Talks. 

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A Spotlight On: Torn From Home, The Legacy Of The Kindertransports

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 is “Torn from Home”, exploring what it is like to be driven from home because of persecution or the threat of genocide. The Kindertransports were rescue operations which saved the lives of thousands of mainly Jewish refugee children before but also during World War 2.

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A Spotlight On: Symbolism in Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8, ‘In Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism and War’

Dimitri Shostakovich wrote his 8th String Quartet in 1960 whilst visiting a town in East Germany near Dresden. He was officially sent there to compose a score for a Soviet film concerned with the bombing of Dresden during WWII. 

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A Spotlight On: The Women of the Special Operations Executive (F Section) and Ravensbrück Camp

In the closing years of the Second World War seven women, who had been infiltrated by Special Operations Executive (SOE) behind enemy lines in Nazi Occupied France, were caught. Dr Kate Vigurs tells the story of their recruitment, training, work and eventual fate.

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A Spotlight On: The Staffordshire Hoard

Join Pieta Greaves for this talk discussing the award-winning conservation and research programmes on behalf of the research team. It will also highlight the extraordinary technical ability of the Anglo-Saxon craftsman.

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