Frequently Asked Questions

What is 1914.org?
Through 1914.org, you can discover First World War activities, events and exhibitions taking place near you. All of these events are offered by members of the First World War Centenary Partnership, connected to the global commemorations to mark this anniversary. The Partnership is led by IWM and we’re working with thousands of organisations around the world. The website is managed by IWM. Events and organisation listings are provided by our partners, Culture24.

Why are we offering this website?
1914.org is a central place where you can find as many ways as possible to take part in this global commemoration to mark the First World War Centenary.

Is 1914.org a listings site?
We are not a listings website, so you won’t be able to find comprehensive listings of what’s on near you. All activities featured here are run by our Centenary Partnership members, who are not-for-profit or publicly-funded organisations, and promoted by our Centenary cultural and educational campaigns.

ABOUT THE FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY EVENTS PROGRAMME

What sort of events and activities are included?
All the activities featured on 1914.org are free or not-for-profit, offered by members of the Centenary Partnership to help the public learn and understand more about the impact that the First World War had on the world we live in today.

Are the events free?
Events may be free or charging. Check the details for each event carefully and contact the event organiser, via the details that they provide in their listing, if you have any questions.

I’ve spotted a mistake on an event page. Who do I contact?
If you have spotted any mistakes with regards to location, facts or inactive links, please contact the Centenary team using the contact form provided. We will do our best to moderate the mistake as soon as possible and refer it back to the organisation responsible for the event.

I can’t find any events happening near me. Why?
Our events calendar is updated every day, and covers a wide range of activities in a large number of areas. Keep checking the site for what’s on near you.

How do I add my own events to the events calendar?
Events featured on the calendar are organised by member organisations of the First World War Centenary Partnership. Find out more about how your organisation can join the Partnership here.

I’m a member of the Partnership but I can’t see my events in the listings. What do I do?
UK-based members of the Partnership should sign up with Culture24 using this form to get your login and keep your listings up to date.

Schools or non-UK members of the Partnership should contact the Centenary team using this form.

ABOUT IWM

I would like more information about a First World War item or historical event. How do I get in touch with a historian or curator to help me with my research?
Contact IWM (Imperial War Museums) Collections and Research Facilities by completing this form.

I’ve found some First World War material that may be of interest to IWM that I’d like to donate. How do I do this?
You can find information on what IWM is collecting here.

IWM has set up a Flickr group where you can upload your own photographs of people who lived and served during the First World War, called ‘Your Faces of the First World War’.

You will also be able to add your First World War material to IWM’s forthcoming digital project, Lives of the First World War. Find out more about it here.

ABOUT THE CENTENARY PARTNERSHIP

Who are the Centenary Partnership members?
Members of the Partnership are third-party, not-for-profit and publicly-funded organisations. Together and individually, these organisations offer activities and resources to the public and to schools to help people understand the impact that the First World War had on the world we live in today. Members of the Partnership are not affiliated with IWM; they run their activities independently from IWM and IWM does not approve their activities.

How do I become a Centenary Partnership member?
If you work for a not-for-profit or publicly-funded organisation that is offering non-commercial learning or cultural activities to the public to mark the First World War Centenary, please read this advice on how to become a member of the Partnership.

I’m a member of the Partnership but I can’t see my organisation on the listing. What do I do?
UK-based members of the Partnership should contact our partner Culture24, to get set up on their network and to keep your listings up to date. Here’s the form

Schools or non-UK members of the Partnership should contact the Centenary team using this form.

I’m a member of the Partnership and I’d like to include a news item in your news listing. How do I do this?
Please send your press releases to the Centenary team via the contact form.

What counts as not-for-profit? Events featured on 1914.org are all offered by organisations with the understanding that, if money is made from the event, it is retained by the organisation for self-preservation or for the recovery of costs to hold the event itself.

I’m trying to sign up to become a member but I can’t see my organisation on the list. What do I do?
If you can’t see your organisation in the list, you need to select ‘create new organisation’ – it’s at the top of the organisations list – and enter a few more details.

I’m trying to create a username for my account but am being told it is ‘not accepted’. Why?
Usernames need to be unique and should not contain any spaces.

Who are Culture24?
Culture24 work directly with cultural venues across the UK to collect, promote and share their data. They are the cultural data supplier for 1914.org as well as other websites. The Culture24 website includes complete listings from the UK’s arts and heritage sectors.

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