From December 1st 2014 to December 31st 2018
LA MADELEINE, France
Travelling exhibition featuring photographs of our Region's industry during the First World War
From the 1st december 2014 to the 31 december 2018
+33 (0)3 20 40 84 50
Address : 21 avenue Germaine, 59110 La Madeleine
From May 1st 2014 to December 31st 2018
The Royal Pavilion served as a hospital for Indian Soldiers during the First World War. See this poignant and often unknown story told through archive photographs, letters and film in a dedicated gallery. In 2014 there will be a new programme of talks, tours and interpretation to help visitors find out more about this fascinating episode in the history of the Royal Pavilion and the personal stories of the Indian troops that were treated there.
Open daily 9:30-17:00
0044 (0)30 00 29 09 02
Address : The Royal Pavilion, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE
From May 8th 2015 to November 11th 2015
Three major themes will be discussed on the basis of the history of this village, military operations, daily life during wartime, reconstruction and the duty of remembrance, notably symbolised by a remembrance wall for soldiers from the village who died during fighting, with an additional homage to soldiers from the military section.
Various tools will be especially adapted to children with the presentation of objects, documents, postcards and letters, etc.
Every weekend from 10am to midday and 2pm to 5pm. Other days by appointment only.
0033 (0)6 83 32 22 47
Address : Salle de la Convivialité, rue du Général de Gaulle, 62144 ACQ
From February 12th 2015 to December 31st 2015
The Maison du Centenaire allows you to come and discover a panoramic vision of the scenes of battles which took place in the Artois, from Mazingarbe to Notre-Dame de Lorette.
Open to the general public: guided tours for those who sign up in advance on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, every hour between 3pm and 6pm, in maximum groups of 15 people. School groups: from Tuesday to Friday morning, 9am to 11am (30 pupils maximum). Leisure centre: Wednesday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm (30 children maximum)
0033 (0)3 21 44 92 91
Address : Maison du Centenaire Jean Mallet, place Clemenceau, 62160 BULLY-LES-MINES
From April 11th 2015 to November 1st 2018
La Chartreuse de Neuville association is keen to introduce the general public to a relatively unknown fact of its history by celebrating the centenary of the largest Belgian hospital from the war.
The exhibition allows visitors to discover this period in history through many photographs and documents including intimate journals, postcards, testimonies, and press clippings.
During July and August, a conference visit will take place each Saturday at 3.30pm. Closed on Monday.
Free visit of the exhibition: €3, concessions: €2. Visit of La Chartreuse + exhibition: €9. Free for under 8 year olds. Educational visit for pupils: €4 /pupil
0033 (0)3 21 06 56 97
Address : La Chartreuse de Neuville, 1, allée de la Chartreuse, 621701 NEUVILLE-SOUS-MONTREUIL
From June 1st 2015 to December 31st 2015
The hundred year old church of which the inauguration in August 1914 had to be postponed following declaration of the war serves as the starting point of a signed trail focussing on the mobilisation of civilians and the entire parish, based on mutual aid, care and faith, more than ever present: 2,000 temporary hospital beds were set up from 1915 in the village of Camiers.
Open every day non stop from 9 am to 6 pm
0033 (0)3 21 84 72 18
Address : Église Notre-Dame de la Mer, chemin de ronde du cimetière, 62176 CAMIERS
From September 21st 2015 to October 21st 2015
Daniel Halévy was a close friend of Marcel Proust, an ally of Emile Zola and assistant to Péguy; after the war he would go on to join the Grasset publishing house, becoming a champion of the most famous authors from the inter-war years. Through a series of letters written to his friends in Paris, he recounts the observations noted in his war journal; the everyday humanity and state of the soul of his village, as taken aback by war as by a sudden and imposed globalisation: here the soldiers were not French, but Scottish, English, Australian, Canadian, Chinese and Indian.
The exhibition illustrates Daniel Halévay's remarks using photographs documenting the everyday life and atmosphere of villages around Lys and Artois during the war.
Every weekend from 10 am to midday and 2 pm to 5 pm
0033 (0)3 21 26 92 02
Address : Domaine de la Peylouse, La Poudrière, 724 chemin de ceinture, 62350 SAINT-VENANT
From September 23rd 2015 to October 9th 2015
To commemorate the centenary of the battles of Artois, the City of Lens offers an exhibition composed of documents and objects from the era. It provides the context and the local situation before the battles of Artois, the military events and their commemoration. Military artefacts loaned by local museums or individuals provide a practical and substantial dimension to the exhibition.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 6 pm ; Wednesday from 10 am to midday and from 3 pm to 6 pm
0033 (0)3 21 69 08 31
Address : Galerie du Colisée, rue de Paris, 62300 LENS
From September 21st 2015 to October 11th 2015
0033 (0)3 21 69 20 90
Address : Espace culturel français-anglais, 3 rue Lefebvre, 62670 MAZINGARBE
From October 13th 2015 to October 20th 2015
Spread over 14 panels, this exhibition portrays agricultural life in the villages of the French Front, from the occupied “invasion zone” to the areas under Allied control, as well as subsequent reconstruction.
From the 20th of October onwards the exhibition may be freely rented by any association or local council that submits a request. The display can be accompanied by a discussion event and operational questionnaire for school bodies.
From 13th October to 20th October 2015
0033 (0)6 88 16 21 67
Address : Collège Adam de la Halle, rue de Roubaix, 62217 ACHICOURT
From October 24th 2015 to November 12th 2015
The Saint-Laurent-Blangy Sports and Leisure association will welcome a delegation from Québec in November 2015 for a commemorative and sporting exchange between groups of young people from France and Canada.
The exchange will culminate in joint participation in the Remembrance Day events in Saint-Laurent-Blangy, but will also feature events held in schools to commemorate the centenary in Canada. The commemoration will be extended via a sports exchange programme including a joint training session and participation in a canoe-kayak sporting challenge.
From 24th october to 12th November 2015
0033 (0)3 21 58 13 50
Address : Base nautique, 23 rue Laurent Gers, 62223 SAINT-LAURENT-BLANGY
From October 7th 2015 to October 14th 2015
This exhibition remembers the everyday lives of soldiers and families through the memories and personal accounts of survivors.
From 7th to 14th October 2015 : daily,from 10 am to midday and 2 pm to 6 pm
0033 (0)3 21 02 52 72
Address : Salle des fêtes, place Jean-Jaurès, 62138 AUCHY-LES-MINES
From October 9th 2015 to October 10th 2015
this military/historic exhibition is presented through reconstruction of scenes of everyday life drawn from personal accounts and memoirs.
From 9th October to 10th October 2015 : 9 am-6 pm
0033 (0)3 21 02 52 72
Address : Salle Freddy Paixao, complexe omnisports, 62138 AUCHY-LES-MINES
October 10th 2015
The march departs from the event hall in Auchy-les-Mines (to the left of the church) at 2 pm, and will finish at the Freddy Paixao hall.
Saturday 10th october 2015 at 2 pm
0033 (0)3 21 02 52 72
Address : Salle des fêtes, 62138 AUCHY-LES-MINES
From October 22nd 2015 to October 28th 2015
The travelling exhibiton industrie en guerre (Industry in wartime) looks at the evolution of industrial activity in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region during the First World War. Industries such as coalmining, steel working and textile production all felt the impact of events from 1914-1918. This was true not only in terms of production, but also in the changing places of men and women on work sites and in factories. Audiences can now relive the metamorphosis that took place in regional industries during the Great War through this collection of previously-unseen archive images.
The display is designed as a mobile exhibition, and can be booked by contacting the Proscitec association directly.
0033 (0)3 21 61 30 10
Address : Espace culturel Jean de la Fontaine, allée Pierre-Macquart, 62136 LESTREM
From October 31st 2015 to November 11th 2015
An exhibition that invites audiences to relive the history of civilians and soldiers facing the horrors of the Great War in the area between Béthune Armentières.
From 31th October to 1st November, 10 am-6 pm ; 7th and 8th November, 10 am-6 pm ; 11th November, 10 am-6 pm
0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36
Address : La Caméo, place Montmorency, 59940 ESTAIRES
From October 30th 2015 to September 30th 2016
This wide-ranging temporary exhibition offers audiences a chance to find out about the scientific and technological advances that accompanied the two world wars. Indeed, the extended duration of the first conflict would serve to highlight, in a spectacular and terrifying way, the radical technical transformations being deployed on the battlefields. When the war ended in late 1918, the belligerents left behind a combat environment that was technically very different to how it had begun in 1914, in terms of the widespread use of tanks, planes, submarines, gas and explosives. This phenomenon continued to an even greater extent during World War Two. The field of battle and the terms of military strategy were radically altered by the impact of these new forms of armaments.
The exhibition is offered in three languages: French, English and Dutch.
Every day non stop from 9 am to 6 pm
Included in the entry ticket to History Center
0033 (0)3 21 12 27 27
Address : La Coupole, Centre d'Histoire et Planétarium 3D, rue André Clabeaux, 62570 HELFAUT
October 9th 2015
Staged and adapted by Bernard Massuir
Performed by Stéphane Groyne and Thierry Boivin
Original score by Bernard Massuir
Based on the L'ennemi comic book
It is a time of war. We see something that could be a desert...there are two holes in the ground. In each hole is a soldier. They are enemies. Which is strange, because the pair have a good deal in common. What if this mirror image could bring us hope?
0033 (0)3 21 10 04 40
Address : Salle Raymond Dufour, rue de la Gare, 62240 DESVRES
October 3rd 2015
When the First World War broke out, four million stablemen, bakers, and labourers suddenly became artillerymen, infantrymen and stretcher-bearers, setting off for the battlefront as equal numbers of women took up their places in fields and factories. Four and a half million children were enrolled in schools.
The first lot are plunged into the horrors of war but, at mail time, they revert back to being fathers, husbands, or brothers. The second lot are at an age where they play with dolls or toy soldiers. Pens and coloured pencils are their only weapons. The third lot find themselves managing the country's economy. Between one lot and the other a string of words is tied: words of hope and fear, of advice, of love, of spelling errors, of tears and of smiles.
This staged-reading performed by two actors (one of whom is a musician) and an illustrator picks up on these very poignant letters from the poilus, their wives and their children.
Free admission on reservation
00 33 (0)3 21 00 83 83
Address : Salle des fêtes, 62370 NORTKERQUE
October 2nd 2015
Using a multi-scaled approach, Bertrand Lecomte, President of the Alloeu Terre de Batailles (battleground) Association, will highlight the diversions unleashed simultaneously by Anglo-Indian troops at the battle of Loos-en-Gohelle. The sites, the troops involved, the forms of combat, the challenges and consequences of these diversions will be presented.
0033 (0)3 21 52 50 00
Address : Restaurant scolaire, place Jean-Jaurès, 62138 AUCHY-LES-MINES
October 4th 2015
Set off on a self-guided exploration of the major sites of the Battle of Loos. Ambassadors on each site will provide information on the stage in question and will guide participants toward the index leading them to the next stage. A cheerful moment over a friendly drink will complete the outing at the end of the day.
0033 (0)3 21 67 66 66
Address : Place de la République, 62750 LOOS-EN-GOHELLE
October 9th 2015
Archaeological work in the North and East of France have uncovered scars in the land that were caused by the fighting in the 1914-1918 war. These especially numerous scars number in the hundreds of thousands. This two-speaker conference will teach us about the land from an archaeological perspective...
What remains in the ground today and how should it be interpreted? In particular, examples of archaeological diagnoses related to the Battle of Loos within the Artois Comm. territory will be presented.
0033 (0)3 21 52 50 00
Address : Salle de la mairie,place Jules-Potel, 62138 HAISNES
October 11th 2015
Historical discovery of the Battle of Loos on the main sites concerned and preserved.
Adults : 9 € / Concessions (jobseekers, students, disabled) : 3 € / Childrens 6-12 years : 1 € / Free for childrens under 6 years
0033 (0)3 21 67 66 66
Address : Place Roger-Salengro, 62670 MAZINGARBE