The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of World War I, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
As part of the Somme100 FILM project, a unique film showing this battle will be accompanied by a live performance from the Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra who will perform a new score, especially created for the Battle of the Somme footage and one of one hundred orchestras taking part in tour
*The film is the the Imperial War Museums’ (IWM) 1916 film The Battle of the Somme by Geoffrey Malins and J B McDowell. Due to the nature of the film, we recommend a minimum age of 12 yrs for anyone attending the event.
Please note that this event is also being recorded and photographed. By attending, you are giving your permission to be filmed.
Members of the audience are invited to remain after the film for a short service of remembrance led by Rev Philip Gray MBE.
“And these troops in the mud grinned or stared at us to a new music score by Laura Rossi, brilliantly effective” Geoff Brown, The Times. *****
Please note that more tickets will be released in September.