Great War Dundee will host a public Open Day at the Steps Theatre tomorrow - Wednesday, 25th September from 2pm. Many of the partnership organisations involved with the project will be available for consultation. Admission is free.
Great War Dundee, a city-wide partnership of organisations believed to be the first community co-operative in Britain to plan for the start of next year’s commemoration.
At the partnership’s launch last month, the programme planned by Great War was highlighted. This includes:
• a major public event in City Square on August 4, 2014 – 100 years on from the moment the war started
• a Great War exhibition at the McManus Galleries
• various significant events at The Black Watch Museum, Perth
• a Battle of Loos commemorative concert
• a compilation of the first full record of Dundee’s fallen
• a prestigious lecture series, attracting renowned military history experts to the city, to be held at Dundee University
• a new book about the history of the 4th Black Watch, ‘Dundee’s Own’, to be launched at a Great War Dundee Open Day event next month.
• new undergraduate modules at Dundee University, and an evening class run through the University’s continuing education department on Films of the First World War
• various commemorative exhibitions at museums across Tayside and Fife
• community drama performances
• a number of Great War-related monthly lunchtime talks at Dundee City Archives
• a new ‘one-stop shop’ web portal on all First World War information held in Dundee, which will allow the public to add their own stories.
• a book of war poetry by Joseph Lee and an exhibition on Lee by Dundee University’s archive and museum services
• a tour of ‘forgotten’ sites, including airfields, hospitals, munitions factories and military camps to learn more about the significance of the war’s impact on the local area.
Great War Dundee is a superb commemorative project that will be supported by the whole city.