Commemorating The Battle of the Somme 1916
The Battle of the Somme 1916
In 2016, the First World War Centenary Partnership comes together to commemorate the centenary of The Battle of the Somme.
Events and exhibitions are taking place across the world. Use the map to find Battle of the Somme commemorations near you. To search the full events listings, please use the events calendar.
Find Battle of the Somme events near you
Somme100 FILM tour continues
80,000 people visit Shrouds of the Somme in Bristol
Poetry School seeks poets for collaborative project to commemorate the Battle of the Somme
National commemorations mark the start of The Battle of the Somme, July 2016
Watch The Battle of the Somme (1916) film
The First World War Centenary Partnership is screening The Battle of the Somme at hundreds of venues across the world. Find a screening near you.
The Battle of the Somme was seen by over 20 million people in 1916. Discover the stories behind this ground-breaking documentary.
Film composer Laura Rossi and Somme100 FILM are bringing The Battle of the Somme and live orchestra to 100 locations worldwide. Find a performance near you.
Members of the First World War Centenary Partnership can screen The Battle of the Somme from now until July 2017. Find out how to take part.
The Battle of the Somme | 100 years on
IWM has produced a new short film to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme – one of the most devastating moments in British military history.
Discover facts about the battle and the men who fought in it and see how the site where it took place has changed since 1916. Original footage of soldiers on the Somme 100 years ago has been overlaid on modern-day shots of the same locations in a poignant reminder of the impact of war.
Find out how many shells were fired in the week before men went ‘over the top’ and learn about the first war film, The Battle of the Somme, that documented the battle and became bigger than Star Wars.
Watch the new short film, The Battle of the Somme | 100 years on