Commemorations for the next 5 years in the Poppy Country

For the next 5 years, the Poppy Country will be celebrating  the 100th Anniversary of World War I

  

" a five-year project of remembrance, reflection and understanding"

 

 

2014 to 2018 is a Historical time within the Timeline

Within the 67 communities of the Poppy Country, expositions, conferences, seminars, commemorative marches and concerts will be unfolding 5 years of history in each town and village in our region: the Poppy Country.

These series of events will be finalized by the publication of a comprehensive and mapped World War One book relating to the areas of Albert and Thiepval written by and with their residents.

 

 

 2017

 

 

Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to all.

For more information, please contact the Tourist Office of the Pays du Coquelicot at 9 rue Gambetta in ALBERT or by phone at 03.22.75.16.42 or by email at the following address: officedetourisme@paysducquelicot.com

 

 

11th November 

 Poppy Country  

11am

Ceremonies held at the Monuments to the Dead in the villages

Ask for the full program at the Tourist Office

 

11th November

Albert

Théâtre du jeu de Paume

from 3.00pm to 6.00pm

5th session: « il y a 100 ans » (100 years ago)

conferences and debates with local historians (Poppy Country and the surrounding area) 

 

11th November

Albert

Théâtre du jeu de Paume

from 6.00pm 

concert " lettres en bataille"

 

 

 

 2018

 

Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to all.

 

For more information, please contact the Tourist Office of the Pays du Coquelicot at 9 rue Gambetta in ALBERT or by phone at 03.22.75.16.42 or by email at the following address: officedetourisme@paysducquelicot.com

 

 

 

 

from 17th to 25th March

Albert 

Irish Week : guided tour, walks, exhibitions ...

  

7th April - Dernancourt

Centenary of the battle of Dernancourt

 

from 21st to 28th April : Pozières - Dernancourt - Albert

Australian WEEK

events, sport, guided tour, exhibition ... 

 

21st April - Fricourt - all the day

events for the "Red Baron", Manfred Von Richtofen

 

22nd April - Albert - all the day

match of flag rugby between australians players and local players

 

22nd April - Pozières – from 8.00am 

story walk : history of the battle of Pozières in 1916

on booking : 07.60.00.69.43

 

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

 

5th May - Albert

Théâtre du Jeu de Paume - from 8.00pm

Concert : Musique et Jeunesse

on booking :  Service Culturel d'Albert

+33(0)3.22.74.37.04

 

30th June

Bus les Artois - 6.00pm/6.30pm

Ceremony at the Leeds Pals Memorial

 

 

30th June

Albert - Public garden - rue Pierre Curie 

Big events for the Peace

 

30th June – 1st July – 20th July: Ceremony to commemorate the 102nd Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Official ceremonies in Courcelette, Bus-les-Artois, Ovillers-La-Boisselle, Contalmaison, Thiepval, Beaumont-Hamel, Fricourt and Albert. Attendance of the highest national and international authorities

 

Around 1st July – Albert - (during one week)

Concert Leaning Virgin - bagpipes,

Notre Dame de Brebières Basilica

 

20th, 21st, 22nd July - Pozières - Son et Lumière Show

27th, 28th, 29th July - Pozières - Son et Lumière Show

on booking :  07.60.00.69.43

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

 

from 1st to 30th September

Albert

tourist office 9 rue Gamebtta

exhibition  witness of the WWI

by Véronique Spalletti

 

 from monday to saturday 9.00am/12.00 - 1.00pm/5.00pm

 

from 1st to 30th November 

Albert

tourist office 9 rue Gamebtta

exhibition  : the witness of the past"

by all the inhabitants

 

 

 from monday to saturday 9.00am/12.00 - 1.00pm/5.00pm

 

6th-7th October - Albert -

Book Fair with a dedicated time and space for “Remembrance”,

Théâtre du Jeu de Paume

 

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th November - Albert - Remembrance Walk to Ypres (Belgium)

 

11th November - Poppy Country - Ceremonies held at the Monuments to the Dead in the communes.

 

11th November 

- Albert - Grand concert

-Albert- Authuille- Pozières - Thiepval ... : walk for the peace around the circuit of remembrance 

 

- The 67 communes plant “l'Arbre de la Paix du 11 Novembre” : tree of peace 

 

 

25th November: Afternoon – Albert

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

conferences and debates with local historians (Poppy Country and the surrounding area):

“Technological developments”,

Theatre du Jeu de Paume