2018

 

 

Calendrier susceptible de modifications

Mise à jour le 05/01/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unless otherwise indicated events are free and open for everyone. 

All information is at the tourist office of the Poppy country : 9 rue Gambetta 80300 ALBERT

+33(0)322751642 - officedetourisme@paysducoquelicot.com  

 

3rd February

Albert

Théâtre du Jeu de Paume

Concert by les chœurs de France « Your name : Liberty »

On booking : Cultural Service : +33(0)3 22 74 37 04

Prices : 12€/10€/8€

 

 

From 17th to 25th March

Albert

Special "Irish Week"

Walks, exhibitions, guided tours ... 

 

 

From 1st to 15th April

Auchonvillers

Ocean Villa - rue delattre

Exhibition on the Royal Air Force

Contact : +33(0)3.22.76.23.66

 

From 1st April to 31st May

Albert - Tourist Office

Exhibition : disfigurated soldiers

 

 

7th April

Dernancourt

Centenary commemoration of the Battle 

Meeting at the nailway

3:00 pm : inauguration of the bridge and the Ex-voto.

3:15 pm : plantation of the "tree of the memory" to honour the soldiers fallen to Dernancourt

3:30 pm : departure of the race on the circuit of Remembrance (free access, walk 3.5km or running 10km)

3:45 pm : deposit of flowers in the French Cemetery and in the Commonwealth Cemetery followed by a pigeon release

4 pm : exhibition (photos, objects) on the village square.

4:30 pm : welcome of the race arrivals, at the rue d'Australie in front of transformer, follwed by a drink on the village square with diverse animations (aboriginal tattoos, period costumes, bagpipe)

Contact : Town Hall +33(0)322751738

 

From 21st to 28th April :

Pozières - Dernancourt - Albert

Special Australian Week

guided tours, exhibitions, activities, ceremonies, walks, sport events ... 

 

  

21 st April 

Fricourt

The Centenary commemoration of the death of Manfred Von Richtofen (Red baron)

3:30 pm : official ceremony at the German Military  Cemetary of Fricourt with brass band and singer.

4:30 pm : ceremony at the French war memorial brass band (National Hymn)

5:30 pm : conference of the history the "Red baron"

-       reading of soldiers' letters and Songs by Erika

Conference in two parts :

1) Manfred Von Richtofen from his birth to his death, his 4 graves from Bertangles to Wiesbaden in the family grave

But also the history of exeptional French pilots and Tribute to the children of Fricourt that died for France.

By Roger Routier / Catherine Payen local historians of the Popy Country.

8:30 pm - 9 pm :

-"The cans of Corbie" musical and Memory show

Contact : Town Hall, 4 place de l'église +33(0)322746272

 

22nd April

Albert

Afternoon

flag rugby match : on booking at the tourist office to play and participate

Children activities, sport events

 

22nd April

Pozières 

from 8.00am

story walk

Contact and booking : +33(0)7.60.00.69.43

www.digger-pozieres.org diggercote160@gmail.com

 

5th May

Albert

From 8.00pm

Théâtre du Jeu de Paume

Concert by "Les amis de la Basilique"

On booking : Cultural service of the town of Albert  +33(0)3.22.74.37.04

 

From 29th June to 6th July

Albert 

7.00 - 7.30pm

Basilica Notre-Dame de Brebières 

Concert : Les Cornemuses de la Vierge Penchée- "Bagpipe, Leaning Virgin"

 

30th June

Bus les Artois

6.00pm/6.30pm

Ceremony for the Battle of Somme

Leeds Pals Memorial

  

30th June

Albert

From 7.00pm

Museum Somme 1916 - Public Garden

Centenary events and exhibition

 

 

3th June  - 1st and 2nd July

Ceremonies for the Battle of the Somme

from 7.28am to 8.00pm

Bus les Artois, Ovillers la Boisselle, Contalmaison, Thiepval, Beaumont-Hamel, Fricourt, Albert

 

  

1st July

from 4pm to 5pm

Etinehem-Mericourt

Church of Etinehem

Exhibition : "From the rear front to the front: history of Etinehem 1914-1918"

 

From 2nd to 11th July

Etinehem-Méricourt

All day from 4pm to 6pm

Church of Etinehem

 

Exhibition 1917-1918 : the third battle of the Somme

 

 

from 20th au 22nd July

Pozières 

Sound and Lights

Contact and booking : +33(0)7.60.00.69.43

www.digger-pozieres.org diggercote160@gmail.com

 

From 27th to 29th july

 Pozières :

Sound and ligths

Contact and booking : +33(0)7.60.00.69.43

www.digger-pozieres.org diggercote160@gmail.com

 

16th August

Bertrancourt

Commemoration of 3 Irish soldiers of Northern Ireland buried in the Commonwealth Cemetery.

Inauguration of a plaque for the village in presence of 50 flutists "Rathcoole Somme and Pride".

5pm : walk to the cemetery, ceremony and back to the war memorial.

Contact : Town Halll, rue Echevins +33(0)22762104

café Dauthieux 2 rue Bourg 80560 Bertrancourt +33(0)322762101

 

18th August

Authuille

8pm

Memory meeting WW1 : the events of 1918 in the village

Contact: authuillehistorique@gmail.com

 

from 1st to 30th Spetember

Albert

Tourist Office

WW1 Exhibition

by Véronique Spalletti

 

 

6th - 7th  October

Albert

Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, place Emile Leturcq

Book fair with a dedicated time to « Remembrance »

 

 

12 October

Englebelmer

7.30pm

Community room

Memory Meeting WWI : medecine

 

 

From 2nd to 30th November

Albert

Tourist Office

Exhibition "the Witness of the Past"

  

From 7th to 10th November 

Albert

Remembrance Walk from Albert to Ieper (belgium)

Each day, a walk of 25kms on a remembrance trail

On booking at the tourist office

 

 

10th November

Englebelmer

Ceremony of the Centenary of the Armistice starding at 4 pm.

Contact : Town Hall : commune.englebelmer@wanadoo.fr

 

 

11th November

All villages of the Poppy Country

11am

Ceremonies at the War memorials.

 

11th November

Albert

Commemorative Walk for Peace on the circuit of Remembrance.

Fireworks on the square Emile Leturcq 

Events for the Peace

 

25th November

Albert

from 3.00pm

Theatre du Jeu de Paume

6th session : « il y a 100 ans » (100 years ago)

 

Conferences and debates by local historians : “Technological developments”