The town will commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War with various events in and activities throughout Uppingham.
Saturday 13th October, 7.30pm
The Oakham Branch of the Royal British Legion presents the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment in a concert to launch the 2018 Poppy Appeal
Uppingham School Memorial Hall. Tickets £17.50 (unreserved seating) available from Sports and Books or www.wegottickets.com (booking fee applies)
Saturday 27th October, 7.30pm
Rutlanders Return, a specially commissioned new play about the immediate years following the First World War.
With original music and a community cast this is a panoramic and energetic journey from the salons of the great hours to the kitchen of the smallest cottage. It is a play suitable for all ages, full of colourful and recognisable characters whose lives collide as Rutland is changed for ever. It has been Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts for Rutland, Uppingham Town Council, Uppingham Town Council and WW1 committee.
Uppingham Town Hall. Tickets ….. (unreserved seating) available from…
9th November – 12th November
First World War Display
There will be a display of artefacts from Rutland County Museum telling the story of local men who served in the First World War in the church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Free Entry.
10th November 7pm
Concert of Remembrance and Hope
An evening of music from the Cottesmore Military Wives Choir and Uppingham Choral Society, readings, poetry will take place at Uppingham parish church.
Tickets £10 from Sports & Books with all proceeds going to military charities.
9.15am The procession of armed forces, cadets and school children from Town Hall to the parish Church for wreath laying and a service of remembrance.
10am – Service of Remembrance Church of St.Peter and St.Paul
11am – Wreath Laying
1pm – 3pm, The Falcon Display and talk by Adam Lowe about the first World War.
7pm Beacon Lighting at Tod’s Piece
Local Councillor Ian Salt welcomes the community to come and join the bacon lighting that is taking place at the same time all over the country.