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Evening of drama, music and hope as Redditch joins national celebration

Correspondent 8th Nov, 2018

AN evening of drama, music and hope will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The Battle’s Over is being performed at St Stephen’s Church from 5pm on Armistice Day Sunday 11 November.

It will provide an opportunity for reflection on how The Great War changed Britain and the world as well as bring people together to commit to working for a more peaceful future.

On the night there will be short drama performances written for the occasion, renditions of songs from World War One and poems from the period.

Refreshments will also be provided before those attending will be asked to take a walk of light around the Church Green area where a short peace ceremony will be held.

Those present will also be asked to take the Redditch Pledge for Peace before the town will join the rest of the nation at 7pm in lighting a beacon of hope for the future.

The bells of St Stephen’s Church will then ring out at 7.05pm – symbolically replicating the way church bells rang out across the land to mark the end of The Great War.

Redditch Town Centre Partnership, St Stephen’s Church, Indigo Arts and Redditch Borough Council have joined forces to put on the special event.

Ian Dipple, Chairman of Redditch Town Centre Partnership, said: “I hope as many people as possible will join us to not only reflect on the terrible loss suffered during the First World War but to join with us in making a commitment to honouring the memory of the fallen by renewing our efforts to work for a more peaceful future.”

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