Remembering the Great War at Kelvin Hall

Join us for a day of centenary events including talks and tours remembering World War One on Tuesday 13th November.

This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, in honour of the centenary Kelvin Hall will play host to a series of events on Tuesday 13th November. Join us for one, or all of these free events to learn more about the reality of war-time life through museum collections, film footage and shared stories. 

Motherhood, Loss and Legacy

2.45-3.45pm, Moving Image Archive @ Kelvin Hall 

Artist and storyteller, Jan Bee Brown, hosts a relaxed afternoon exploring stories and songs of women during the time of the First World War. Discover some of the personal stories from the National Library of Scotland’s archives, and hear more about the ‘Motherhood, Loss and Legacy” project which is taking place across the UK this year. Visitors are encouraged to drop in throughout the afternoon and bring their own stories, photographs, and family memories to share.

Remembering the Great War

5.15–5.45pm, Glasgow Museums’ Store @ Kelvin Hall

Join our Social History Curator on a journey through the Glasgow Museums’ Stores, uncovering objects that tell the story of how people remembered and commemorated loved ones and events during World War One. As places are limited please email kelvinhalltours@glasgowlife.org.uk or call 0141 276 1450 to book your space.

Philatelic Witnesses of the Great War

6–7pm, Lecture Cinema @ Kelvin Hall

The period of the First World War was the heyday of the postcard and poster stamps which were seen as the ideal media with which to express views of the war. Join philatelic enthusiasts to discover thought-provoking designs ranging from the humorous to keep up spirits, propaganda to justify the war, realistic to show the consequences (but not the horror) of the fight and sadness to commemorate the loss of loved ones.

This programme is free of charge and entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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