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Centenary of the battle of Grivesnes

Centenary of the battle of Grivesnes

Friday 23 March 2018 - 00:00 to Sunday 1 April 2018 - 00:00

In remembrace of the Battle of Grivesnes, the village is organising a whole week of commemorative events starying on Friday 23 March.

Programme of events:

Friday 23 March:

  • 8pm : Conference on women's living conditions during the war (in French)

Saturday 24 March:
  • 10am - 6pm : exhibition of artefacts and photos in the church (free admission)
  •  8.30pm: Concert of WW1 songs in the community hall (free admission)

Sunday 25 March:
  • 11am: Mass
  • 3pm: Concert of organ, trumpet and flute music in the church (free admission)

Wednesday 28 March:
  • 3pm: The History of france in One Hour in the community hall (free admission)

Thursday 29 March:
  • Visit of Grivesnes Cemetery with school children to place flowers on graves

Friday 30 March:
  • 7pm: Children's words - soldiers' letters, poems
  • 8pm: Conference on the Battle of Grivesnes (in French). Community hall (free admission)

Saturday 31 March: Day of the Batte of Grivesnes
  • 11am: Personalities, military personel, US delegation, parade.
  • Act of remembrance at the memorials  in the presence of French soldiers' families.
  • Living History with the group Somme14/18
  • Cocktails
  • 11am to 6pm: Film about the Battle of Grivesnes and the 90th anniversary. Community hall.
  • 10am to 6pm: Exhibition of photos and artefacts. Church.
  • 4pm to 5pm: Stories of two solders (free admission)
  • 8.30pm: Theatre performance in the community hall (free admission)
  • 10.30pm: Fireworks

Sunday 1 April: Easter Sunday
  • 10am: Remembrance walk
  • Living History with the group Somme14/18
  • 11am: Mass
  • Cocktails
  • 1pm: French soldiers' banquet

 

Organiser: 
Tourist Office of Avre Luce Noye
03 22 41 58 72
Venue of event: 
Tourist Office of Avre Luce Noye
1, rue du Docteur Binant
80250 AILLY-SUR-NOYE