The Somme100 FILM is an international project to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle of the Somme, which was fought from July to November 1916.
This screening of the ground-breaking 1916 film The Battle of the Somme, shot by Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, will be accompanied by UK composer Laura Rossi’s acclaimed score, commissioned by the Imperial War Museum.
The music will be performed by 'The Leeds College of Music Community Orchestra', conducted by Ben Crick.
The Battle of the Somme is a compelling documentary about one of the key battles of the First World War and the first feature-length documentary record of combat. Seen by millions of British citizens within the first month of its release in cinemas in 1916 it allowed the civilian home-front audience to share the experiences of the front-line soldier.
The tragic events of the battle left a deep mark on the nation – nearly everyone in the UK will have an ancestor who fought or died at the Somme. This concert is an opportunity for us to remember and honour the courage and sacrifice of those who fought one hundred years ago.
Join us at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on Remembrance Sunday for this memorable experience.
Somme100 Film is supported by Arts Council England, Faber Music and First World War Centenary led by IWM.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This performance is suitable for those aged 12+