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Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute

Victoria Embankment, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, NG22JY

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Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute

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Victoria Embankment
Sunday 11 November, from 6:30pm
FREE event​​​​

To conclude a day of national commemorations on Armistice Day, beacons will be lit in cities, towns and villages the length and breadth of the UK and beyond. Nottingham’s beacon will be placed in front of the imposing 1927 war memorial.

This family-friendly event will include sound and lightscapes, poetry and music in a moving tribute to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s 14,000 men and women who lost their lives.

The Nottingham beacon will be lit at 7pm, following which church bells will ring out as they did on this night, 100 years ago.

This event supports the fundraising effort to build the new memorial. Please visit our JustGiving page to make your donation.

We will remember them.

RUNNING ORDER – BATTLE’S OVER

6.30 - War memorial will be lit
Short blast of the Fanfare for Hope played to bring proceedings to attention
John Holmes to welcome people along and explain Battle’s Over commemoration 
Dr Malik’s images of Indian Army in WW1 and acknowledgement of other countries sacrifice
Reading of the Tribute to Millions by designated person
Half way through, South Notts Men’s Chorus – singing was an important element in maintaining morale in often appalling conditions

Medley of songs:
- It’s a long way to Tipperary
- Roses of Picardy
- Over there
- Keep the home fires burning
- Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

Fanfare for Hope for five trumpets played

John Holmes to introduce the Battle’s Over element of the evening and reprises new war memorial project and links to the roll of honour

At 6.55pm, Last Post is played in front of the memorial

At 7.00pm, Beacon of light shone upwards into the sky from the memorial gardens

At 7.05pm, Bells ring out from the PA

At 7.07pm, Cry of Peace around the world read by Tom Huggen

Names of the 13,429 Nottinghamshire casualties begin to scroll on the big screen

Falling poppy projection onto the surface of the war memorial

Names and projection left to cycle through as people depart

Travel

NCT buses stop regularly at Trent Bridge, Victoria Embankment for the City Ground and Meadow Lane. Use Navy 1, 3, 4 or Green 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

A £5 Grouprider ticket covers up to 5 people (min 1 adult, max 2 adults) for unlimited journeys on NCT buses in Nottingham after 09:30 weekdays and all day weekends.

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