The Big Shows: Theatre and Cinema During the First World War

16 September 2018 | Bethany Reynard

Discover the history of stage and screen during the First World War. Join us to hear about some of the latest research on cinema and theatre-going from this time of global conflict.

Gateways to the First World War and The University of Southampton are working in collaboration to host this free and open First World War study day and information event on 26th October 2018 at the University of Southampton from 10.30am – 4.00pm. We might be able to offer help with travel expenses for community groups to attend this event.

The programme will include the following speakers:

Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent) – Front-Line Cinemas, 1914-18

Dr Michael Hammond (University of Southampton) – The Big Shows: Southampton Cinemas and Cinema-Going During the Great War

Dr Helen Brooks (University of Kent) – Theatre of War: Researching theatre during the Great War

Professor Brad Beaven (University of Portsmouth) – Theatre of War: Southsea’s The Kings Theatre during the First World War

There will be an opportunity to discuss project ideas with engagement centre colleagues and other community partners in the afternoon.

To find out more and to book a place, please click here.

Do you have your own ideas around doing something to commemorate the centenary of the First World War? If you have thought of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War: Then and Now grant programme and need help shaping a project, or if you are coming to the end of a funded project and are looking for inspiration for another, then this event is for you. The HLF First World War fund is open until the 18th January 2019.