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

 

  

2nd August

"one night , one village"

Beaumont-Hamel

visit of the village and WWI sites

6.00pm 

3€/pers 

meeting point : at the church

 

8th August

"one night , one village"

Louvencourt

visit of the village and WWI sites

6.00pm 

3€/pers 

meeting point : at the church of Beaumont

 

3rd September

Fricourt

From 10.00am

Special walking day : Memory and History

Community hall

Contact : Roger Routier : +33(0)3.22.75.11.10

 

9th and 10th September

Heritage Day

Beaumont-Hamel

 School of Beaumont

From 10.00am to 6.00pm

Exhibition WWI « the time line 1917 »

 

10th September 

Albert

13rd Poppy Country Races

Mitrail, trail, half marathon

Contact and booking : Tourist Office Poppy Country + 33 (0)3.22.75.16.42 officedetourisme@paysducoquelicot.com

 

24th September

Englebelmer

From 9.00am

Community hall

Remembrance trail by bike (between 20 and 25kms)

Contact and booking : Léon Payen :  +33(0)6.33.32.31.26

 

From 14th to 15th October 

 Albert 

Book Fair with a dedicated time  for “Remembrance”,

Theatre du Jeu de Paume

Contact : Cultural Service :   +33(0)3.22.74.37.00 bibliotheque@paysducoquelicot.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

2pm - 5pm

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

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

 

 

 2018

 

Throughout the year:

- Albert – Street exhibition “Albert, ville détruite” (Albert, a town in ruins)

- The 67 communes – travelling exhibition “Monuments to the dead in Poppy Country”

 

All year round: The First World War from day to day - 4 years, 3 months, 12 days of war recounted on Facebook

 

April – Albert - “The Virgin Falls” Notre Dames de Brebières Basilica

 

March April

events for the "Ancre Battle"

 

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 – story walk

 

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 - Les Cornemuses de la Vierge Penchée (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

 

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 - Launch of the special centenary book on the Great War in

Poppy Country « L’Histoire de la Grande Guerre au Pays du Coquelicot »

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

(11th November Tree of Peace).

 

During 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