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Littleport Festival Fourteen

In 2014 The Field Theatre Group received a Heritage Lottery Grant to create a season of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War. The funding enabled us to produce ......
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A community play, Field of War, featuring songs, drama and music of the period.

 A community touring  exhibition.

A living-history day with local primary school pupils.

Creative writing activities.

A poetry anthology of poems written by members of the community

A poetry competition.

A name poppy for every fallen soldier from Littleport, created by school pupils with Field community artist, Jennifer Stevens

We were also able to lend our expertise to many other local organisations, enabling them to ....

 

     Create and coordinate their own events.

      Produce a community 'Show & Share' exhibition, featuring community members' own diaries, letters, photographs and memorabilia.

      Coordinated all these events into a memorable season of events and activities to commemorate our community's shared WW1 history.

  • Create a 'name poppy' for every fallen soldier from Littleport.

Our Festival partners included:  Littleport Parish Council, Littleport Primary School, Littleport WI, The Village Hall committee, The Grange Care Home,Littleport Lyrics, Littleport Rotary, Littleport British Legion, The Field Theatre Group and St George’s Church. 

Our displays, installations and exhibitions have toured  museums, schools, visitor centres and libraries and have been seen at festivals and heritage centres.