Armistice Day in Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery

This year, Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery will serve as the stage for a unique Armistice Day celebration to which we are all invited.

The brainchild of John McKiernan, 'Up The Line' has become a collective effort, drawing on the talents of people across the community and securing £1,000 of funding from Lewisham Council. The result will be both epic and personal, haunting but fun. The Rivoli Ballroom will also open to 11pm in honour of the occasion.

Here are the details:

'Up The Line' - A Lantern cemetery procession in darkness with poetry, classical music, film and soundscape for remembrance of WWI
Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, Brockley, London SE4 2QZ
Wednesday 11th November 2009 - Armistice Day
7.15pm - 8.30pm

Led by internationally acclaimed classical concert pianist Julian Jacobson, a unique and beautiful evening of remembrance will take place during darkness at Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, London.

A lantern lit path will take visitors past a police guard through the cemetery alongside several WWI memorials and graves where poets, contemporary dancers, a single actor and classical musicians will be performing in silhouette. A silent film and soundscape will also be in evidence.

The event is free to all and is designed to give people of all ages an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made during times of war.

You can read more about the inspiration for Up The Line here.

3 comments:

John Ex-Moonbow said...

Nick,

Thanks for this support.

I think it is an excellent example of how blogs have moved centre stage in community life. My impression is that many people have already forgotten life before blogs and yet some people have not seen one!

If any businesses out there wish to support this event, financially or otherwise (supply a generator for example or the children lantern workshop), regardless of how little can be offered please post here or send an email to info@brockleymax.co.uk. If it is within the next week your name should make the flyers and posters.

Best

John Up The Line

PS any thoughts on the evening please post here: http://brockleycentral.blogspot.com/2009/10/up-line-evening-remembrance-performance.html

John Up The Line Event said...

The Cemetery Remembrance Event will take place this Wednesday 11th Nov 2009

You can arrive anytime between 7.10pm and 8.10pm and the walk takes approx 15 minutes.

Entrances are Brockley Gate, (Ivy/Brockley Rd) or Ladywell Gate, (Ivy Rd/Brockley Grove)

35 performers from 11 countries

Children’s Lantern workshop at St Andrew’s from 4-6pm with procession at 7.30pm

Info: www.brockleymax.co.uk or www.foblc.org.uk

Email: info@brockleymax.co.uk

Volunteers Welcome

John Up The Line Event said...

The Cemetery Remembrance Event will take place this Wednesday 11th Nov 2009

You can arrive anytime between 7.10pm and 8.10pm and the walk takes approx 15 minutes.

Entrances are Brockley Gate, (Ivy/Brockley Rd) or Ladywell Gate, (Ivy Rd/Brockley Grove)

35 performers from 11 countries

Children’s Lantern workshop at St Andrew’s from 4-6pm with procession at 7.30pm

Info: www.brockleymax.co.uk or www.foblc.org.uk

Email: info@brockleymax.co.uk

Volunteers Welcome

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