Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

WW1 - Events

Below is a list of project events. Watch out for more events as we add them to the site!

A Shoe Maker Goes to War


2 August-9 November at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

This exhibition will look at the stories of some of the shoemakers who fought and how their absence affected those they left behind. This exhibition is produced in partnership with the Northamptonshire Regimental Association and the Northamptonshire Yeomanry Association.


29 August -20 September at Royal and Derngate

Regeneration - A world premiere production of Pat Barker's Regeneration at Royal & Derngate, adapted by Nicholas Wright in co-production with The Touring Consortium Theatre Company.  Set at Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland, in 1917, the play follows poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon who has been institutionalised in an attempt to undermine his public disapproval of the war.

His Army Psychiatrist, Dr William Rivers, is tasked with returning shell-shocked officers to the trenches, yet has become tormented by the morality of what is being done in the name of medicine. Reminding us that some of the most intimate of friendships are borne from the most brutal of conflicts, Regeneration is a compellingly compassionate look at a nihilistic war and the devastating effect it had on a generation of young men.

WWI Family day


30 August at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Royal and Derngate

First World War family commemoration activity day.

In partnership with The Royal and Derngate, we will be working across both venues to remember community in a time of war.

Join us for a day of indoor and outdoor craft activities, stalls, exhibitions, street theatre, music and workshops suitable for the whole family, and discover more about the history and heritage of Northampton Borough during WWI.

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