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Exhibition

“Les Désastres de la Guerre 1800-2014”

From May 28th 2014 to October 6th 2014

Lens, France

The exhibition presents a rich set of representations arising from disenchantment with war, considered above all as a dealer in misfortunes from the beginning of the 19th century to our own time. Placed until then at the centre of society's values, it increasingly came to be considered by artists in all its facets, including its most dreadful consequences on human beings, on animals, on the countryside, and on cities and things. Every war generated depictions related to new conceptions and techniques. This multidisciplinary exhibition shows the major milestones of this little known history, through all kinds of media: painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, film, video, installations, comic strips, popular prints, newspaper cartoons, and more.

Opened every day except 1 May and Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 5.15 pm), group reception from 9 am, open until 10 pm on the first Friday of every month, from September to June

Full price: €9, Concessionary price: €8 (10 tickets or over for works councils, associations, companies)

+33(0)3 21 18 62 62


Address : Museum Louvre-Lens, Rue Paul Bert
Lens



Exhibition

A Friendly invasion

From March 1st 2014 to October 6th 2014

Montreuil-sur-Mer, France

During the early years of the Great War, the Côte d’Opale progressively became a huge supply area for arms and reinforcements, where care was administered, where troops trained, where commands were stationed… In April 1916, the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the British Army left Saint-Omer, which was deemed to be too vulnerable and was gradually moved to the area around Montreuil

Opening Times : Every day except tuesday 10-12am / 2-6pm

Full price : 4,5€ Reduced price : 3€

+33(0)321869083


Address : Citadel Rue Carnot 62170
Montreuil-sur-Mer



Exhibition

Denis Darzacq - As one man

From June 14th 2014 to September 28th 2014

Saint-Omer, France

For a video presentation at La Coupole and a photographic and sound installation at Espace 36, Denis Darzacq suggests writing from French, English and German text unpublished letters of soldiers, in the mouth of today's youth visiting places of memory of the Great War. In partnership with La Coupole (Helfaut) and LabLabanque (Bethune) in the project Frontline Artois Comm.

Opening Times : Every day except Sunday and monday 1-5 pm

Free

+33(0)3 21 88 93 70


Address : 36 rue Gambetta
Saint-Omer



Exhibition

Toys at War

From January 1st 2014 to December 31st 2014

Wambrechies, France

Displays of old toys depicting total war on land, on the seas and in the air.

A Centenaire 14 18 exhibition, part of the "LIFE IN 14-18" programme by the Proscitec network

14.00 to 18.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, public holidays and every day during short school holidays. At other times, by prior arrangement for groups.

Adults: 4€ Children: 2€

+33 (0)3 20 39 69 28


Address : Musée de la Poupée et du Jouet Ancien, Château de Robersar
Wambrechies



Exhibition

Windmills and the War

From April 1st 2014 to September 30th 2014

Terdeghem, France

An exhibition of photos of French and Belgian windmills that were damaged during the First World War. Description of the lives of these mills and the role of their millers throughout the period of the fighting. A Centenaire 14 18 exhibition, part of the "LIFE IN 14-18" programme of the Proscitec network

9.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00.

6€ adults 3€ children (6-12) Includes guided tour of the windmill and museum.

+33 (0)3 28 48 16 10


Address : Steenmeulen, 550 route d'Eecke
Terdeghem



Exhibition

Animals at War

From April 6th 2014 to November 30th 2014

Steenwerck, France

The exhibition portrays the heroic and distressing collection of animals involved in the conflict. From the packmules to the draught horses and the trench companions, as well as the undesirable beasties that were rife on the battlefields, you will learn about the role and the importance of each of them as they lived alongside the soldiers. A Centenaire 14 18 exhibition, part of the "LIFE IN 14-18" programme of the Proscitec network.

Sundays 15.00 to 19.00 Monday to Saturday 14.00 to 18.00 during short school holidays and July, August and September.

Free admission on Sundays 2,50€/adults - 2€/children aged 3 to 12 on weekdays.

+33 (0)3 28 50 33 80


Address : Musée de la Vie Rurale, 49 rue du Musée
Steenwerck



Exhibition

The mining area at the heart of Europe's conflicts

From April 18th 2014 to December 31st 2014

Lewarde, France

From the War of the Spanish Succession to the war in Algeria, the mining region of the Nord-Pas de Calais has been not only a battlefield but also an area under foreign occupation. The exhibition tells the historical and military facts and their consequences for the region and the lives of its inhabitants, with particular attention to the First World War period. A Centenaire 14 18 exhibition.

18/04 to 14/11/2014, daily 9.00 to 19.30, 15/11 to 31/12/2014 Monday to Saturday 13.00 to 19.00, Sundays and school holidays 10.00 to 19.00*, *Ticket office closes two hours earlier.

Temporary exhibitions: 6,40 €

+33 (0)3 27 95 82 82


Address : Centre Historique Minier de Lewarde, Fosse Delloye, Rue d'Erchin
Lewarde



Exhibition

Summer 14: Bondues' Fort and the defence of Lille

From June 15th 2014 to November 30th 2014

Bondues, France

Through the prism of Bondues’ Fort Lobau, this exhibition takes the visitor back to the defensive function of the various forts, their use in face of the German troops and their occupation during the 4 years of the war. It also serves to offer an insight into the future of these forts during the Second World War and their present-day refurbishment.

Monday to Friday 14.00 to 16.30 and 14.00 to 18.00 during July and August. Closed Tuesdays. Open 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 14.30 to 18.00.

6€ - free for children under 13. Groups: 4,50€ per person.

+33 (0)3 20 28 88 32


Address : Musée de la Résistance
Bondues



Exhibition

Hearing the War

From March 27th 2014 to November 16th 2014

80200 PERONNE, France

This exceptional exhibition addresses the sound aspect of a war which resounded deafeningly right up to the signature of the Armistice on 11 November 1918. Military marches, hymns to the Nation, popular songs and also political speeches and the noise of aircraft... all sounds of battle and of life behind the front which express Total War. Musical instruments from the trenches, musical scores, toys and photographs give an account of the impact of music in everyday life.

Open daily 9.30am to 6.00pm.

Free

+33(0)3 22 83 14 18


Address : Historial de la Grande Guerre, Museum
80200 PERONNE



Exhibition

1914 : Tommies on the Aisne

From April 16th 2014 to December 17th 2014

Oulches-La-Vallée-Foulon, France

September 1914: after taking part in the battle of the Marne with French troops, the British Expeditionary Force was sent in pursuit of the Germans retreating to the North. Exhausted, the men were brutally confronted with a new kind of war in the Aisne valley and on the slopes of the Chemin des Dames. This exhibition is an invitation to discover this forgotten battle.

10am -6pm (7pm: weekends and July / August)

Free admission to the exhibition opening hours of the museum

+33 (0)323251418


Address : RD 18 Chemin des Dames
Oulches-La-Vallée-Foulon



Event

Heavy Traffic, railway traffic and other forms of transport in Poperinge 1914-1918

From September 6th 2014 to September 5th 2015

Poperinge, Belgium

A tangled logistical network of railway lines and sidings, linked to the transport stories of troops, munitions, refugees, stores, the sick and the wounded. An event with just as many different branches as the railway: open-air exposition, diorama and a mobile app.

1pm to 6pm 6 September - 16 November: daily 17 November - 15 February '15: Saturday and Sunday 16 February - 5 September: daily closed on Monday

€1 - €5

+32 (0)57 34 66 76


Address : Lijssenthoek, Gasthuisstraat 67
Poperinge



Exhibition

Comines 14-18

From August 1st 2014 to October 25th 2014

COMINES, France

Scenography presentations featuring historic toys giving an insight into Total War in Comines in 1914-18

Monday 9.30am to midday, Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to midday and 2.00pm to 5.30pm, Saturday 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Free

+33 (0)3 20 14 21 51


Address : "André Schoonheere" Heritage Centre, 4/6 rue du Pont
COMINES



Exhibition

Caring for and transporting the wounded in the time of the Great War

From May 12th 2014 to December 31st 2014

Lille, France

Through the eyewitness accounts of a young doctor on the front and a young Red Cross nurse in Lille, discover the everyday life and lifesaving work of the doctors, stretcher bearers and nurses

Tuesday 2.00pm to 5.00pm and guided visits every Tuesday at 2.15pm and 3.15pm

Free

+33 (0)3 20 44 59 62


Address : Lille Regional Hospital Museum Association, Hermitage Gantois remembrance site, 224 rue de Paris
Lille



Exhibition

Glass Industries of the Sambre Valley in 14-18

From April 6th 2014 to October 19th 2014

BOUSSOIS, France

The Museum portrays the consequences of the Great War for the glassworks of the Sambre Valley and their villages

6 April, 1 May, 1 June, 21 September et 19 October 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Free

+33 (0)6 07 38 18 73


Address : Mémoire Verrière de Boussois, Maison de la Citoyenneté, Citizenship Centre (near the Church), rue Anatole France
BOUSSOIS



Exhibition

Woven fabrics in the War

From May 17th 2014 to February 22nd 2015

COMINES, Belgium

The industry of Comines under German occupation

From Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Weekends from May to the end of October: Saturday 3.00pm to 4.30pm and Sunday 10.30am to 12 noon. Closed on Mondays and public holidays

Free

+32 56 58 77 68


Address : Musée de la Rubanerie cominoise (Comines woven fabrics museum), 3 rue des Arts
COMINES



Exhibition

Trenches

From September 13th 2014 to October 4th 2014

COMINES, Belgium

Installation by visual artist John Bulteel paying tribute to the labour of the fighters for Freedom

Tuesday to Saturday 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Closed on 27 September

Free

+32 56 58 77 68


Address : Musée de la Rubanerie cominoise (Comines woven fabrics museum), 3 rue des Arts
COMINES



Exhibition

Steeplechasing Shell Holes: A Young Man’s War

From April 1st 2014 to September 30th 2014

Brighton, Angleterre

Vere Benett-Stanford, heir to Preston Manor, served in the Royal Field Artillery during World War I. This fascinating display of personal archive material, photographs, letters and medals reveals a glimpse into his experiences of war in France.

Open Apr-Sep Tue-Fri 10:00-16:15 Closed Mon

6.4

0044 (0)30 00 29 09 02


Address : Preston Manor, Preston Drove - BN1 6SD
Brighton



Exhibition

War Stories: Voices from the First World War

From July 12th 2014 to March 1st 2015

Brighton, Angleterre

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, this exhibition brings to life the wartime experiences of 15 individuals whose intensely personal memories and extraordinary stories reveal the impact of war. Personal letters, diaries, art, photography, costume, film and memorabilia evoke the love, excitement, fear, bravery, grief loss and longing that touched the lives of millions of people.

Tue-Sun 10am-5pm Closed Mon

Free

0044 (0)30 00 29 09 02


Address : Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE
Brighton



Exhibition

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

11

0044 (0)30 00 29 09 02


Address : The Royal Pavilion, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE
Brighton



Exhibition

Painters at war, Robert Lotiron and Henri Marret

From May 10th 2014 to October 26th 2014

Bergues, France

Henri Marret and Robert Lotiron were both called up in the First World War. During those four years, Marret tried, in his wood engravings and his drawings, to depict the horrors of war. Robert Lotiron portrayed the world behind the lines, the camps, daily life with the civilian population. The exhibition has around 50 works (engravings, drawings and paintings) and presents side by side these two opposing views of the same conflict.

In May, September and October, from Thursday to Monday 14.00 to 17.00, Saturdays and Sundays 14.00 to 18.00 In June, July and August, from Thurday to Monday 14.00 to 18.00 Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Adults: 3.60 € Concessions: 1.20 € (under 18) Groups: 2.40 €/pers (min, 12 persons) Families: 8.00 € Free admission: children under 10, jobseekers

0033 (0)3 28 68 13 30


Address : Musée du Mont Piété, 1 rue du Mont de Piété
Bergues



Exhibition

The Battle of Le Cateau

From August 23rd 2014 to September 27th 2014

Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France

The exhibition presents the story of the battle for Le Cateau on August 26, 1914, the first battle on French soil, illustrated with extracts from accounts by inhabitants at the time.

Enquiries: Cambrai District Tourist Office

Free

0033(0)3.27.84.54.22


Address : Bibliothèque municipale, 11 rue du Marché aux chevaux
Le Cateau-Cambrésis



Exhibition

Suitcases with memories from 14-18

From September 1st 2014 to September 30th 2014

Denain, France

16 suitcases filled with souvenirs and telling the stories of 16 men and women, civilians and soldiers, during the Great War. A Centenaire 14 18 exhibition Part of the "Life in 14-18" programme of the Proscitec network

Tuesday to Friday 14.00 to 18.00 Saturdays 16.00 to 18.00 Sundays 10.00 to 12.00

Free

00 33 (0)3 27 44 62 12


Address : Musée de la résistance, 9 place Wilson
Denain



Exhibition

Days of War: Douai and Reulinghausen during the Great War 1914-1918

From September 6th 2014 to February 2nd 2015

Douai, France

Exhibition providing the opportunity to learn about the occupation in Douai and the life of the German population during the Great War. A Centenaire 14 18 exhibition

Open daily, 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00. Closed Tuesdays

Adults : 4,60 € Concessions : 2,30 € Free 1st Sunday of the month

0033 (0)3 27 71 38 80


Address : Musée de la Chartreuse, 130 Rue des Chartreux
Douai



Exhibition

Soldiers' letters

From September 6th 2014 to September 27th 2014

Watten, France

Numerous soldiers were stationed in Watten and the surrounding area during the First World War. They corresponded with their families by postcards showing views of the village, written either there or later along their route. The cards were sent to many different parts of France, with messages sometimes faded but stil legible,giving brief items of news or longer accounts.

Tuesday to Thursday 14.00 to 17.30, Fridays and Saturdays 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 17.30

Free

00 33 (0)321.882.778


Address : Office de Tourisme - Maison des Archers de Watten
Watten



Exhibition

Painters at war, Robert Lotiron and Henri Marret

From May 10th 2014 to October 26th 2014

Bergues, France

Henri Marret and Robert Lotiron were both called up in the First World War. During those four years, Marret tried, in his wood engravings and his drawings, to depict the horrors of war. Robert Lotiron portrayed the world behind the lines, the camps, daily life with the civilian population. The exhibition has around 50 works (engravings, drawings and paintings) and presents side by side these two opposing views of the same conflict.

In May, September and October, from Thursday to Monday 14.00 to 17.00, Saturdays and Sundays 14.00 to 18.00 In June, July and August, from Thurday to Monday 14.00 to 18.00 Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Adults: 3.60 € Concessions: 1.20 € (under 18) Groups: 2.40 €/pers (min, 12 persons) Families: 8.00 € Free admission: children under 10, jobseekers

0033 (0)3 28 68 13 30


Address : Musée du Mont Piété, 1 rue du Mont de Piété
Bergues


september 2014


Event

Heritage Days

From September 20th 2014 to September 21st 2014

80200 PERONNE, France

Exceptional visits guided by the historians of the International Research Centre.

Information/reservation: info@historial.or

+33(0)3 22 83 14 18


Address : Historial de la Grande Guerre, Museum
80200 PERONNE



Exhibition

Means of Communication during the First World War

From September 20th 2014 to September 21st 2014

MARCQ-EN-BAROEUL, France

The impact of the war on new technologies and their advances

Saturday 20 September 3.00pm to 6.00pm and Sunday 21 September 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Free

+33 (0)3 20 72 30 28


Address : Regional Museum of Telecommunications and Radio, Espace Saint Joseph, 25 rue Raymond Derain
MARCQ-EN-BAROEUL



Exhibition

Impressions of the Great War or History in comic strips

From September 20th 2014 to January 18th 2015

WATTRELOS, France

The 14-18 War greatly inspired the authors of comic strips

Tuesday to Saturday 9.00am to midday and 2.00pm to 6.00pm. Sunday 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays

Free

+33 (0)3 20 81 59 50


Address : Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions, 96 rue François Mériaux
WATTRELOS



Event

War Stories: Open Day

September 13th 2014

Brighton, Angleterre

Meet historians, including Andrew Robertshaw’s Military Ancestry Research Panel, experts and enthusiasts exploring First World War history through a programme of special events including hands-on family activities.

13/09/2014 10:30-16:00

Free

0044 (0)30 00 29 09 02


Address : Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE
Brighton



Event

Maubeuge Fort weekend festival

From September 6th 2014 to September 7th 2014

Maubeuge / Feignies / Assevent, France

Historical re-enactments at the Leveau Fort.

Performances by the Compagnies du Théâtre de Chambre with new original illuminations at key sites (Assevent necropolis, Leveau Fort, La Salmagne fortifications, Epinette battery and more). Documentary on the Maubeuge Fort with projections after dark onto the walls of the Vauban fortifications. Military ceremonies at the Assevent necropolis. A Centenaire 14 18 event

All day Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014.

Free

0033 (0)3 27 62 11 93


Address : Maubeuge; Fort de Leveau, Feignies; Nécropole d'Assevent
Maubeuge / Feignies / Assevent



Reconstitution

Museum: Melle From Armentières Estaminet

From September 21st 2014 to December 27th 2014

Armentières, France

Soak up the atmosphere of an estaminet sitauted in the middle of British quarters during the First World War. Sit down for a cup of tea and learn about the lives of the soldiers in Armentières and on the Western Front. Go back a hundred years and imagine yourself a soldier in this place as you listen to "Mademoiselle from Armentières". A Centenaire 14 18 re-enactment

Enquiries: Armentières District Tourist Office

Free

0033(0)3 20 44 18 19


Address : Armentières
Armentières



Show

Mormal 14-18: away from the trenches

From September 19th 2014 to September 21st 2014

Amfroipret/Robersart, France

A Sound and Light show featuring the lives of the civilian population.

9.00 pm

Free/Prior reservation required

0033 (0)3 27 63 79 23


Address : Amfroipret and Robersart
Amfroipret/Robersart



Exhibition

Zélie Gourdin, a teacher during the war

From September 19th 2014 to December 27th 2014

Cambrai, France

This early account of the war tells the story of the everyday life of a school from 1914 to 1918: how was it possible to continue to raise and educate children during the occupation, the bombings and then in exile? In addition to the accounts of school life, this is also the story of a struggling young lady from Cambrai brought to life in photos and archive documents.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 14.00 to 18.00. Groups by prior reservation Monday to Friday 9.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00

Free admission

0033(0)3 27 82 93 88


Address : Maison Falleur, Médiathèque d'Agglomération, 39 rue Saint-Georges
Cambrai



Exhibition

Means of communication during the First World War

From September 20th 2014 to September 21st 2014

MARCQ-EN-BAROEUL, France

What impact did the war have on the new technologies of the time? What means of communication were used by the armies and by civilians? Part of the "LIFE IN 14-18" programme of the Proscitec network

Saturday 20 September, 15.00 to 18.00 Sunday 21 September, 14.00 to 18.00

Free

0033 (0)3 20 72 30 28


Address : Musée Régional des Télécommunications et de la Radio, Espace St-Joseph 25 rue Raymond Derain
MARCQ-EN-BAROEUL



Exhibition

Impressions of the Great War, or history in comic books

From September 20th 2014 to January 18th 2015

WATTRELOS, France

The 1914-1918 War was a major inspiration for writers of comic books such as Hugo Pratt, Vandermeulen, Battalia, Gibrat, Boucq, Servais and others. During the conflict itself, Bécassine and the Pieds Nickelés, published in magazines of the period, did not escape the wave of propagandist writings. And then there was Tardi which marked a turning point in comic books and remains to this day unequalled in letting the ordinary soldier have his frankly antimilitarist say. MAT POP and Bulles Carrées present a panorarama of 60 thematically arranged displays created using comic book illustrations (animals called up to fight, women during the war...) along with a reconstruction of a kitchen of the period, a classroom, a first-aid post and more. Part of the "LIFE IN 14-18" programme of the Proscitec network.

Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00. Sundays 15.00 to 18.00.

Free

0033 (0)3 20 81 59 50


Address : Musée des arts et traditions populaires, 96 rue François Mériaux
WATTRELOS


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