Cowper and Newton Museum
Cowper and Newton Museum in Olney will be organising several events to commemorate the Great War. These events are:
- An Old Time Music Hall combining comedy, music and variety performance to create an evening of entertainment that will draw audiences back in time 100 years.
- A screening of Ruth Coggin's animation Tommy in the Trench - this short film is inspired by Ruth's grandfather's experience of the Great War and she has painstakingly recreated a trench and surroundings to create this short animation.
- In January 2015, Cowper and Newton Museum intend to re-enact the rugby match that took place 100 years ago between Olney Rugby Club and the British Armed Forces. This will be enacted in period kits.
- Poetry and Songs Evening bringing together poetry from WW1 and also from modern day poets communicating aspects of conflict and warfare. This will be an evening of reflection, commemoration and celebration of our Armed Forces achievements.