This short film from award-winning director Nichola Bruce illustrates the world of hidden stories and connections that mark Kent and its people out as particularly important in the impact and legacy of the First World War.
Nichola Bruce, with long-term collaborator Sam Sharples, bring a taste of the stories from Coastal Kent in the First World War alive. Working closely with the Screen South Kent in WW1 research team, led by Darrienne Price, the film is supported by local people and their families who have allowed us to reflect on some very personal stories echoing down the century.
Local heritage groups and organisations have been very generous in opening up their archive and giving us their time to discuss the unique contribution played by Kent communities. We are also grateful to the Imperial War Museum for their support on archive moving image research and inclusion.
Screen South would like to thank all those involved in the making of this film, something which we are very proud of, and we hope that you too will enjoy and appreciate the film’s significance in telling the stories of Kent in WW1. For more stories from WW1, visit the http://kentww1.com/ website.
The exciting new website, Kent in WW1 (http://kentww1.com/) developed by Screen South in partnership with communities and organisations from across the Kent coast, is now live. It is the culmination of a successful Heritage Lottery Funded project that began in 2013.
The Museum Development Programme for Kent & Medway held a successful First World War update session at the Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive on Monday 4th November.
The session was attended by over 50 people from various museums, heritage, and arts groups and organisations. Speakers included the Shorncliffe Trust, the Western Front Association, the Kent Lieutenancy, the South East Grid for Learning Associates, the War Memorials Trust, Viola Films, the National Children’s Football Alliance, Kent County Council, Screen South, HLF and the Imperial War Museum.
It was a great opportunity to hear about the various plans and projects that are taking place in the county, and further afield – there is plenty going on and many ways for groups and organisations to get involved.
To see the notes of the session, click the link below. Copies of the speaker’s presentations and other supporting information can be viewed below:
- First World War in Kent and Medway – update session, Nov 2013 (Notes from the day, including various useful contact details and web-links)
- SEGfLA – FWW Schools Project Overview
- War Memorial Trust presentation, Nov 2013
- Football & Peace presentation, Nov 2013
- Screen South Kent Coast in WW1 presentation, Nov 2013
To keep in touch with others in Kent & Medway about the FWW, why not sign up to our GoogleGroup?
Don’t forget to sign up to the Imperial War Museum’s FWW Centenary Partnership Programme to gain access to a wealth of support and resources all free to use.
Join us at the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham for an afternoon of networking and discussions around how Kent & Medway is planning to commemorate the First World War Centenary.
Hear from various organisations and their current plans, including:
ViolaFilms and their recent project, ‘Time Bleeds’, filmed in Folkestone
The National Children’s Football Alliance and the ‘Football & Peace’ project in Maidstone
Screen South’s recently successful HLF application developing the ‘Kent in WW1’ project for coastal Kent
An Arts & Humanities Research Council Co-ordination bid update from the University of Kent
News from the Lieutenancy and the commemorations they are supporting
- An update from HLF on their First World War funding strand
This is a follow-on session from the previous afternoon get-together we held in March. Since then, we have created a Steering Group to lead a co-ordinated approach to the sharing and promotion of information (including the launch of this blog), as well as 3 working groups, who we will hear from on the day.
To book, visit: http://fwwupdate.eventbrite.co.uk/ (PLEASE NOTE: You must represent an organisation who is planning something in commemoration of the FWW – many apologies, but this session is not for general members of the public.)