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Industry in the War

From December 1st 2014 to December 31st 2018


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


Indian Military Hospital Gallery

From May 1st 2014 to December 31st 2018

Brighton, Angleterre

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

Guided Tour

Changing Model (a laboratory of events in 1915 in Artois)

From February 12th 2015 to December 31st 2015

Bully-les-Mines, France

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


When La Chartreuse was Belgian

From April 11th 2015 to November 1st 2018

Neuville-sous-Montreuil, France

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


Memory of an outpost during the Great War

From June 1st 2015 to December 31st 2015

Camiers, France

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

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 84 72 18

Address : Église Notre-Dame de la Mer, chemin de ronde du cimetière, 62176 CAMIERS


Civilians in Wartime

From November 6th 2015 to January 10th 2016

Arras, France

Throughout four years of bombardments, a small number of inhabitants continued to dwell in the ruins of the town of Arras. Visitors will have the chance to discover their life in the caves, and relationships with military authorities. The exhibition has been specially organised for the opening of the "Civilians in Wartime" season.

From 6th November 2015 to 10th January 2016

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 71 62 91

Address : Hôtel de Ville d’Arras


Wars, science and technology: 1914-1945

From October 30th 2015 to September 30th 2016

Helfaut, France

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


Industry in war

From November 23rd 2015 to December 18th 2015

Hénin-Beaumont, France

By the Proscitec, Patrimoines et Mémoires des Métiers (Proscitec, crafts, heritage and trades remembrance) Association

The exhibition offers a targeted and original approach to the First World War. The coal, textile, steel industries and so on, were all impacted in 1914-1918. Production was disrupted, but so was the place of men and women. With the Industry in war exhibition you are invited to relive, thanks to archive images, the metamorphoses of regional industries during the Great War.

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 08 86 00

Address : Lycée Pasteur, 800 rue Léon Blum, 62110 HÉNIN-BEAUMONT


Field hospital

From November 1st 2015 to November 30th 2015

Aix-Noulette, France

This permanent exhibition will allow you to discover the life of the inhabitants in the municipality around the Malterie, a field hospital in 1915.

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 72 66 44

Address : Local de la Malterie, rue de Boyeffles, 62160 AIX-NOULETTE

november 2015


Armistice & Concert 'The Great War Remembered'

November 11th 2015

Ieper, Belgium

This day starts with the traditional memorial ceremony ‘Armistice’ at 11 o'clock in the morning, followed by the concert ‘The Great War Remembered’ at 16.30 o’clock in the Saint-Martin's Cathedral.

11 am - 18 pm


+32 (0)57 23 92 20

Address : Centre


Armistice & Concert 'The Great War Remembered'

November 11th 2015

Ieper, Belgium

This day starts with the traditional memorial ceremony ‘Armistice’ at 11 o'clock in the morning, followed by the concert ‘The Great War Remembered’ at 16.30 o’clock in the Saint-Martin's Cathedral.

11 am - 18 pm


+32 (0)57 23 92 20

Address : Centre


Acq, a village close to the front

From May 8th 2015 to November 11th 2015

Acq, France

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


Words of War

From November 27th 2015 to January 10th 2015

Arras, France

Surviving under German bombardments for four years, a few inhabitants of the region were able to hold on to their journals and photo albums documenting their experiences of the war. This exhibition invites visitors to discover the notebooks that have been preserved by the Media Heritage Service. It has been organised for the opening of the "Civilians in Wartime" season.

From 27th November 2015 to 10th January 2016

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 71 62 91

Address : Médiathèque de l'abbaye Saint-Vaast, 20 rue Paul Doumer, 62000 ARRAS

Sporting event

Meetup event for French and Canadian youth groups : 100 Years After

From October 24th 2015 to November 12th 2015

Saint-Laurent-Blangy, France

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

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 58 13 50

Address : Base nautique, 23 rue Laurent Gers, 62223 SAINT-LAURENT-BLANGY


50° North: You are here

November 13th 2015

Billy-Berclau, France

Production by La Générale D’Imaginaire Company.

Telling the story of a young man who becomes an adult in 1916, these three musicians explore the social, human, strategic and wartime complexities of a traumatising era. From the trenches at Vimy to the mines in Artois, the protagonist explores moments of life and death.

The production features scenography based on the artistic work "Empreintes" (Tracks) by Catherine Zgorecki, and musical lyrics “harvested” from residents and historians speaking about the effects of the war on their homes and villages. The photography oscillates between archive images and the scars on the landscape that remain after war, alongside texts composed through the lens of a documentary production; in all, the show combines music, poetry, plastic and digital arts in remembrance of the Great War.

Friday 13th november 2015 at 7 pm

Free admission with booking

0033 (0)9 53 64 69 65

Address : Centre culturel et d'animation Françoise Dolto, 155 rue du général de Gaulle, 62132 BILLY-BERCLAU


Confrontations, 1914-1918

From October 31st 2015 to November 11th 2015

Estaires, France

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

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36

Address : La Caméo, place Montmorency, 59940 ESTAIRES

Symposium, Conference

Do photographs from the 1914-18 period reflect the experiences of those fighting on the front line?

November 6th 2015

Estaires, France

As part of the "Confrontations 1914-1918", this event will delve into the practice of photography during the war.


Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36

Address : La Caméo, place Montmorency, 59940 ESTAIRES


From Mourning to Remembrance, 1914-1918

November 8th 2015

Estaires, France

As part of the "Confrontations 1914-1918" project, this walking tour analyses various sites with links to the mourning and remembrance of the Great War in the Estiares area.


Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 66 21 36

Address : La Caméo, place Montmorency, 59940 ESTAIRES


Faith under Machine Gun Fire, 1914-1918

From November 1st 2015 to November 14th 2015

Saint-Venant, France

This exhibition shows how soldiers practised their religion during the First World War. The study focuses on life on the Artois front, where Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs fought side by side without distinction.

The exhibition features photographs, texts, documents and artefacts.

From 2 pm to 6 pm

Free admission

0033 (0)6 28 65 33 43

Address : Chapelle de l'ancien hospice, 32 rue de Paris, 62350 SAINT-VENANT

Guided Tour

On the trail of British soldiers, from Saint-Omer to Longuenesse

November 28th 2015

Saint-Omer, France

In 1914, the British general headquarters was established in Saint-Omer. The face of the town was transformed, as dwellings were requisitioned for militrary use, roads were strewn with signs and banners written in English and shops and businesses adopted English routines. This guided pathway allows visitors to retrace the history of the British presence, from Saint-Omer to Longuenesse and the strategic airfield there. The visit will end with a traditional British afternoon tea.

Starting at 2 pm

Adults : 5,50 € / Concessions : 3,50 € for students and under 25 year olds / Free for under 15 year olds and unemployed

0033 (0)3 21 98 08 51

Address : Place Foch, 62500 SAINT-OMER


Ces inconnus chez moi (These strangers in my home)

November 6th 2015

Wimereux, France

By the Dire d’Étoile company

Actress/Storyteller: Françoise Barret / Singer & Accordionist: Isabelle Bazin

Staged by: Jean-Louis Gonfalone / Costumes: Laurence Simon-Perret

During the Great War, the Pas-de-Calais region was occupied by troops of the British Empire. It became a vast secondary Front, linking the trenches that spanned the Eastern side of the region with training camps and makeshift hospitals. Soldiers came from all over the world to take part: from India, Canada, New Zealand, as well as nurses and auxiliary staff from England, Canada and Belgium.

Françoise Barret and Isabelle Bazin take their audiences on a journey through space and time in this engaging staged reading held in Camiers. The performers use snippets of writing from unknown sources from all over the world, as well as eyewitness reports telling what exactly happened at Wimereux.


Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 87 31 89 ou 0033 (0)6 85 52

Address : Salle de la baie Saint-Jean, 62930 WIMEREUX


The military costume: evolution

From November 3rd 2015 to November 19th 2015

Desvres, France

Artist in residence, rue Victor Lengagne Desvres

The municipal band members offer to school children discover a few key pieces of military music. They will also present the most used for military music instruments.

The exhibition will offer through postcards and photographs illustrate the costume and military package during the Great War.

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 10 04 40

Address : Résidence d'artiste, rue Victor Lengagne, 62240 DESVRES

Symposium, Conference

Hubert Callart : Soldier and Mayor of the Great War

November 6th 2015

Audruicq, France

Historian Philippe Cadet will host a discussion centered around Hubert Callart, "Soldier and Mayor of the Great War".

It was thanks to the fortunate discovery of a stash of military documents and artefacts in an attic that the story of this ordinary hero of the 19th cavalry regiment and his exemplary military record have been brought to light. Enlisted in 1913 as a cavalryman, brigadier, and then sergeant, he became a drill instructor, was injured and taken prisoner. After the war, he became mayor of the district of Escoeuilles, situated between Saint-Omer and Boulogne, from 1925-1945.


Free admission on reservation

00 33 (0)3 21 00 83 83

Address : Guinguette bar à histoire, 170 rue Mauffait, 62370 AUDRUICQ


The pencils war

From November 9th 2015 to November 20th 2015

Bully-les-Mines, France

In 20 panels, the exhibition to discover these drawings which, if they keep the freshness of childhood, offer a vision of the Great War and lived told in the rear, by children's schools 3rd Republic. Reflecting the official discourse, at least initially, these drawings are a valuable testimony on war and society during the conflict.

From 10 am to midday and fraom 2 pm to 5 pm

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 44 92 92

Address : Maison des associations, square Jean-Mallet, 62160 BULLY-LES-MINES

Fête de Sainte-Cécile

November 20th 2015

Bully-les-Mines, France

This concert brings together four musical societies with tunes from 1914-1918.


Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 44 92 92

Address : Espace François-Mitterrand, rue Roger-Salengro, 62160 BULLY-LES-MINES


At the heart of the GHQ in Montreuil-sur-Mer

From November 11th 2015 to November 15th 2015

Montreuil-sur-Mer, France

Officer testimony, Frank Fox.

The objective is to explore by means of a publication in French, an exhibition and conference, the vision of a participant at the centre of British command of Montreuil-sur-Mer during the Great War from 1916 on, namely: medical advances, the lives of women, the evolution of French-British relations, the issue of recycling, the functions of the GHQ and the fate of foreign workers.

The GHQ book was written by a British officer on the operation of this centre of command from his arrival in 1916. Unpublished in the French language, it is a description of the main challenges, difficulties and successes that led to victory in 1918.

On 11th November, 2015, the author’s great-grandson, Frank Fox, will make an address at 5.00pm as part of the conference. An exhibition will also be opened when the work is published. Other conferences will take place in the Montreuil area at the request of associations, institutions and territorial communities interested in this topic.

0033 (0)3 21 81 54 07

Address : Église Saint-Josse-au-Val, rue des Préaux, ville basse, 62170 MONTREUIL-SUR-MER

Symposium, Conference

The Great war in Artois

November 19th 2015

Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, France

by Catherine Dhérent, general heritage curator, Head of Mission Book and Reading in the European metropolis of Lille.

Long battlefields of Artois were overshadowed in the national memory by those around Verdun, since at the end 1915, the general command of the western front was entrusted to the British. The talk used to set the geographical and historical context of the intervention of Philippe Prost with the ring of memory is located on that part of the front, to Notre-Dame de Lorette.

They are places of great offensives high strategic importance from the beginning of the war: the first battle of Artois Resumption of Arras in October 1914 spring offensive in 1915 with the bloody reconquest Carency, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire Souchez, Lorette, Neuville-Saint-Vaast and finally recovery of Vimy Ridge by Canadians in April 1917. These high points dominated the plains coal, an energy source for the German economy. The villages disappeared completely and the victims in the hundreds of thousands. The reconstituted soil soon after the war are still many unknown tomb. 110 hectares are a Canadian enclave since 1921 in France.

The conference will explore some of those in high places of writers of any nationality company who fought here.

Thursday, November 19th from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Free admission

0033 (0)1 75 47 20 02

Address : Archives nationales, Salle des commissions 1-2, 59 Rue Guynemer, 93383 PIERREFITTE-SUR-SEINE


A war without cliché

From November 5th 2015 to November 19th 2015

Arras, France

For the commemoration of the First World War, the Department of Pas-de-Calais offers from 5 to 19 November 2015 the exhibition "A war without images" unusual photographs of the Great War in the Pas-de-Calais .

Far from the usual photographs of the war, this exhibition presents special moments of life captured by professional and amateur photographers, those who have seen their destiny switch over the four years of conflict. The 32 selected photographs reveal strong themes related to the history of the department and its territories: the front of Artois, Commonwealth soldiers, occupation, back, civilians, women, destruction, military hospitals, death, etc. They mainly come from local funds, public (departmental archives of the Pas-de-Calais), but also private, thanks to the memory collection operations conducted on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture or through regional partnerships, but may be preserved, for some of them, in national collections (International Contemporary Documentation Library, Imperial War Museum, Bundesarchiv).

From 5th November 2015 to 19th November 2015

Free admission

0033 (0)3 21 71 10 90

Address : Hôtel du département, rue Ferdinand Buisson, 62000 ARRAS

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