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KENDREW BARRACKS AIRFIELD, COTTESMORE

SUNDAY 15th JUNE 2014 10am-6pm

A UNIQUE DAY OF ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES & EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE BEGINNING OF WORLD WAR 1


Safety Notice    

Accidents and  emergencies:  There  is  a  Red  Cross  emergency  vehicle.    You  can   find  this  near  the  Main  Stage  at  No.3  on  the  map  in  the  centre  of  this   programme.    

Lost children:    There  is  a  Lost  Children’s  area  in  the  Information  Tent.  This  is   near  the  Main  Stage  at  No.2  on  the  map  in  the  centre  of  this  programme.  Any   lost  children  should  be  brought  to  this  office,  where  they  will  be  looked  after   until  collected  by  a  parent  or  guardian.    

Pets:    All  dogs  must  be  permanently  on  a  lead.  Please  ensure  that  you  give   them  sufficient  water  if  the  day  is  warm.    Owners  are  responsible  for  removing   any  pet  excrement.    

Areas of  access:  The  army  has  kindly  opened  the  airfield  area  at  Kendrew   Barracks  for  this  event.    For  security  reasons,  public  access  will  not  be  granted   to  any  areas  away  from  the  airfield,  including  the  former  hangars,  nor  to  the   administrative  and  domestic  areas  of  the  barracks.    Any  member  of  the  public   attempting  to  enter  such  areas  is  liable  to  be  challenged  by  military  personnel.    

Thank you  and  have  a  great  time!  

Charities supported    

Mobilisation is  a  free  event  and  the  programmes  are  distributed  free.  If  you  wish  to   show  your  appreciation,  there  will  be  collection  points  throughout  the  day.  The  proceeds   will  be  divided  between:    

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ABF The  Soldiers’  Charity   The  British  Legion   Arts  for  Rutland   Prize  Draw    

Winning tickets  will  be  drawn  on  the  main  stage  at  5.05pm.  The  draw  will  be   made  from  the  number  on  entry  tickets  purchased  in  advance.    

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1 Prize:  Mobilisation  painting  by  Hilary  Salomon    

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2 Prize:  Hamper  of  sweets      

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3 Prize:  Annual  car  park  pass  to  Rutland  Water    

Arts for  Rutland  is  very  grateful  to  Hilary  Salomon,  Mint  Sweets  of  Northgate,   Oakham  and  Anglian  Water  for  generously  donating  these  prizes.  

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Welcome  

Lord Lieutenant  of  Rutland  -­‐  Dr.  Laurence  Howard  OBE    

As the  centenary  of  the  start  of  World  War  I  approaches,  I  am   delighted  that  Arts  for  Rutland  and  the  army  have  combined  to  offer   an  event  which  enables  the  whole  family  to  consider  the  impacts  of   this  conflict.  

The programme  includes  a  wide  range  of  activity,  from  an   internationally  renowned  aerial  ballet  to  an  area  for  children’s  games,   and  incorporates  a  newly  composed  setting  of  poems  specially   commissioned  for  Rutland  school  children.    

The commemorations  will  continue  through  the  remainder  of  this  year,   and  until  2018.  Thank  you  for  supporting  this,  the  first  of  such  events.    

 Commandant,  Kendrew  Barracks  -­‐  Lieutenant  Colonel  Steve  Lonnen  MBE    

All of  us  here  within  the  military  community  are  delighted  to   be  able  to  share  our  facilities  with  our  friends  in  Rutland  and  of   course  the  neighbouring  counties.    I  personally  would  like  to   thank  the  Lord  Lieutenant  and  the  Arts  for  Rutland  team,  for   bringing  to  life  the  concept  and  making  this  event  happen.  We   hope  that  every  visitor  to  our  site  will  feel  welcomed  onto  the   base,  and  enjoy  what  promises  to  be  a  varied  and  absorbing   day.  

Chairman, Arts  for  Rutland  -­‐  Peter  Lawson  DL    

Arts for  Rutland  is  committed  to  bringing  great  art  to  Rutland  –  and  to   do  so  in  a  way  that  is  accessible  to  a  wide  public.  Some  of  the  hippos   from  the  hippo  trail  that  adorned  our  county  some  five  years  ago  still   stand  by  our  roadsides,  and  many  of  you  will  remember  the  spectacular   “Four  Winds  Festival”  beside  Rutland  Water  in  2011.    

We are  delighted  this  year  to  have  worked  with  the  army  to  offer  you   so  many  fascinating  perspectives  on  the  outbreak  of  World  War  I.  I  urge   you  to  read  the  details  in  this  programme  and  take  part  in  as  many   activities  as  possible.    

I must  thank  the  Army,  our  sponsors  and  funders,  the  Arts  for  Rutland   Committee  and  many  others  who  have  helped  to  make  this  day   possible.  I  hope  everyone  enjoys  themselves  and  has  a  taste  of  many  activities,     cultural,  and  maybe  not  so  cultural,  here  in  our  wonderful  County  of  Rutland!  

 

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE                    Compèred  by  Anne  Davies  of  BBC  East  Midlands  Today   Time   10:30   10:55   11:00   11:30   12:00  

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13:30 14:00   14:30   15:00  

15:30 15:50   16:00  

16:30 17:05    

Outdoor performances   Displays  and  performances   Welcome   Band  of  the  Royal  Electrical  and   Mechanical  Engineers   Displays  and  performances   Rutland  Concert  Band   A  Tribute  to  World  War  1   For  programme  details  see  page  5   Displays  and  performances   Rutland  Sinfonia     Elegy  for  War   For  programme  details  see  page  5   Displays  and  performances   Band  of  the  Royal  Electrical  and   Mechanical  Engineers   Displays  and  performances  

Location Tent  Arena   Main  Stage   Main  Stage  

Performance Building        

Tent Arena   Main  Stage  

Gravity  &  Levity:  Rites  of   War    Age  12+    Doors  open   11:45.  For  performance     details  see  page  7.  Tickets   available  on  first  come  first   served  basis  from  the     Information  Tent.     Chilwell  Military  Wives’   Choir                                         Doors  open  13:45.  

Tent Arena   Main  Stage  

Tent Arena   Main  Stage   Tent  Arena  

Rutland Sinfonia       Main  Stage   Elegy  for  War   For  programme  details  see  page  5   Displays  and  performances   Tent  Arena   Flypast  from  a  World  War  II  Dakota  C-­‐47  from  the     Battle  of  Britain  Memorial  Flight   Rutland  Concert  Band   Main  Stage   A  Tribute  to  World  War  1   For  programme  details  see  page  5   Displays  and  performances   Tent  Arena   Prize  draw     Main  Stage   March  past  by  Oakham  School  CCF     Cadets.  Salute  by  Lord  Lieutenant  of   Rutland,  Dr.  Laurence  Howard  OBE.   Rutland  primary  schools’  choir  and     Rutland  Voices:  Wildflower   Meadows  world  première   For  programme  details  see  page  5   They  shall  grow  not  old,  an  extract     from  “For  the  Fallen”  by  Laurence     Binyon  read  by  the  Station   Commandant  Lieutenant  Colonel     Steve  Lonnen  MBE   The  Last  Post,  sounded  by  an  army     bugler,  followed  by  two  minutes’   silence   Closing  words  and  thanks     4

For programme  details  see   page  5.   Gravity  &  Levity:  Rites  of     War    Age  12+    Doors  open   15:15.  For  performance     details  see  page  7.  Tickets   available  on  first  come  first   served  basis  from  the   Information  Tent.      


PROGRAMME OF  MUSIC     11:00  and  14:00  

The Band  of  the  Corps  of  the  Royal  Electrical  and  Mechanical  Engineers   (REME  Band)  will  play  a  selection  of  well-­‐known  rock  and  pop  songs  including  several  from   the  First  World  War  era.  (30  minutes)     12:00  and  16:00   Rutland  Concert  Band    Conducted  by  Ian  Halcrow    (30  minutes)   Gustav  Holst     March  from  Second  Suite  in  F   Ralph  Vaughan  Williams   Sea  Songs   Michael  Sweeney     On  the  Edge  of  Tomorrow   John  Williams     Hymn  to  the  Fallen   arr.  James  Swearingen   The  Legend  of  Danny  Boy  (trumpet  solo:  Ryan  Simpson)   arr.  Roger  Parsons     Great  War  Melodies   (Goodbye  Dolly  Gray,  Pack  up  your  troubles  in  your  old  kit  bag,   It’s  a  long  way  to  Tipperary,  The  Quartermaster’s  stores)     13:00  and  15:00   Rutland  Sinfonia    Conducted  by  Paul  Hilliam    (30  minutes)   Edward  Elgar     Pomp  and  Circumstance  March  No.  4   George  Butterworth   A  Shropshire  Lad   Robert  Calow     World  War  I  Suite   (Pack  up  your  troubles,  It’s  a  long  way  to  Tipperary,     Roses  of  Picardy,  Keep  the  home  fires  burning)   John  Philip  Sousa     March:  The  Stars  and  Stripes  Forever   Edward  Elgar     Nimrod  from  Enigma  Variations     14:00     Chilwell  Military  Wives’  Choir    Conducted  by  Chris  Goodall    (35  minutes)   Programme  to  include  Sing,  On  my  Own,  With  or  Without  You,  Annie’s  Song,     a  Vera  Lynn  Medley  and  It  Don’t  Mean  a  Thing     17:05   Massed  Primary  Schools’  Choir  and  Rutland  Voices    Conducted  by  Peter  Davis   See  Pages  14  –  17                                            (25  minutes)   Thomas  Hewitt  Jones   Wildflower  Meadows  (Rutland  Remembers  1914)         Words  by  Paul  Williamson   I. The  Lindley  Bell   II. Autumn   III. Over  the  Top!   IV. Hold  Hard!   V. Remember  Me   VI. Small  Sacrifices   VII. Wildflower  Meadows  

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PERFORMERS IN  THE  CENTRAL  AREAS     Anne  Davies       Anne  has  presented  BBC  East  Midlands   Today  since  2001  and  always  fronts   Children  In  Need.  Anne  was  awarded   “Best  On  Screen  Personality”  in  2012   and  we  are  delighted  to  have  her  with   us  today.    REME  Band     Based  at  Arborfield  Garrison  near   Reading,  the  Band  of  the  Royal   Electrical  and  Mechanical  Engineers   performs  at  many  prestigious  military   and  civilian  events  all  over  the  world   and  enjoys  an  outstanding  reputation   for  musical  excellence.     Rutland  Concert  Band The  Rutland  Concert  Band  was  formed   in  2008  to  give  all  wind,  brass  and   percussion  players  an  opportunity  to   perform  in  a  band.  It  is  open  to  players   of  all  levels.  The  aim  of  the  band  is  to   have  fun  playing  and  enjoy  socialising   as  a  musician.       Rutland  Sinfonia  

Flypast by  a  Douglas  Dakota  C-­‐47  from   the  BBMF   The  Douglas  C-­‐47  Dakota,  a  military   version  of  the  DC-­‐3  airliner,  became   one  of  the  world’s  most  famous   military  transport  aircraft  and  saw   widespread  use  by  the  Allies  during   World  War  II  and  worldwide   thereafter.  This  Dakota  is  owned  and   operated  by  the  Royal  Air  Force  Battle   of  Britain  Memorial  Flight,  stationed   at  Coningsby  in  Lincolnshire.       Rutland  Primary  Schools’  Choir  and     Rutland  Voices   The  première  of  Wildflower  Meadows   is  being  performed  by  a  massed  choir   of  singers  from  Rutland  primary   schools  and  the  newly-­‐formed  county   youth  choir,  Rutland  Voices.     See  pages  14  -­‐  17  for  full  details  of  this   performance   Oakham  School  CCF  Cadets  

Rutland’s highly  respected  amateur   Oakham  School  Combined  Cadet   th orchestra,  founded  in  1976,  aims  to   Force  is  in  its  104  year.  It  provides   bring  high  quality,  enjoyable  and   training  and  development  of  some   inspiring  performance  of  orchestral   150  cadets  across  both  Army  and  RAF   music  in  its  regular  concerts  in  Oakham   Sections.   and  Oundle.                                                                                                  _____________________________________        

IN THE  PERFORMANCE  BUILDING   Chilwell  Military  Wives’  Choir  

The Military  Wives  Choirs  Foundation  is  a  network  consisting  currently  of  some  80  choirs   in  military  bases  around  Britain,  Germany  and  further  afield  in  places  such  as  Cyprus  and   the  Falklands,  bringing  women  closer  together  through  singing.  The  Chilwell  Military   Wives  Choir,  based  at  Chetwynd  barracks  celebrated  its  first  birthday  in  April  2014.         6  


Gravity & Levity Rites of  War  is  a  beautiful  and  moving  performance  combining  dance,  aerial,  film   and  contemporary  news  commentary.  It  tells  the  stories  of  two  soldiers  serving  in   wars  100  years  and  over  3,000  miles  apart:  the  Belgian  battlefields  of  World  War  1   and  the  streets  of  present  day  Kabul  apart.  Six  aerialists  and  dancers  perform  this   touching  and  evocative  production  on  a  6m  climbing  wall.  

For  over  a  decade,  Lindsey  Butcher's  Gravity  &  Levity  has  been  at  the  forefront  of   aerial  dance  in  the  UK.    For  this  new  production,  they  have  collaborated  with   acclaimed  director/choreographer  Darshan  Singh  Bhuller  and  longtime  BBC  foreign   correspondent  David  Loyn  to  unearth  first-­‐hand  stories  and  portray  intimate  images   of  endurance  and  hope.     “Breathtakingly  beautiful.  Not  seen  anything  quite  like  it  before.  So  moving.”     Audience  member   “No.1  best  dance  show  to  see  this  month”  Time  Out  London   “Fears  of  emotive  visual  tableaux…striking  and  provocative………..  The  show  valiantly   remembers  and  memorialises  English  soldiers”  Total  Theatre  Magazine     65  minutes  long  (no  interval)    –  for  ages  12+   Indoor  performances  at  12:00  and  15:30  in  the  Performance  Building    

Tickets for  both  performances  are  available  from  the  Information  Tent  and  will  be   issued  on  a  first  come,  first  served  basis.  

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Tent Arena  Programme  

Information &  First  Aid  

1 –  Army  Command  Tent   2  –  Information  Tent   3  –  First  Aid  Tent  (British  Red  Cross)    

Food and  Drink   A  –  Women’s  Institute  Teas   C  –  Kitschen  Vintage  Coffee  Van   E  –  Rutland  Lions  Club  Barbecue   G  –  Spar  Shop   I  –  Army  Barbecue  

B –  Sikh  Curry  Stall   D  –  BAP  Mobile   F/K  –  Ice  Cream  Vans   H  –  Hero’s  Bar   J  –  Roast  Baps  

Displays &  Performances   4  –  Centre  Screen  Leicestershire  and  Rutland  –  Cinema   A  selection  of  films  from  the  period  of  World  War  1  will  be  shown,  including  public   information  films,  moving  pictures  of  people  of  that  era  and  a  star  of  that  time  Charlie   Chaplin.  The  cinema  will  be  situated  in  an  army  style  tent  so  you  will  be  transported  to  a   bygone  age  to  enjoy  the  movies  as  they  used  to  be  shown.    

5 –  Casterton  Business  &  Enterprise  College  –  Dulce  et  Decorum  Est  

A commemorative  multi-­‐arts  piece  by  Year  9  and  10  students,  with  specially  composed   original  music,  3D  sculpture  work  and  physical  theatre,  produced  in  collaboration  with  arts   professionals  sponsored  by  Artsmark.  Taking  Wilfred  Owen’s  poem  'Dulce  et  Decorum  Est'  as   inspiration,  and  working  with  sounds,  images  and  expressions  evoked  by  the  poem,  extracts   from  the  Michael  Morpurgo’s  play  'Private  Peaceful'  have  also  been  inserted  into  the  piece  to   offer  a  different  perspective  on  World  War  I  and  its  soldiers.  www.rutlandcountycollege.com    

6 –  Royal  British  Legion  –  Oakham  Branch   Information  regarding  the  services  provided  by  the  Royal  British  Legion,  including  a  DVD   demonstrating  the  work  of  the  Legion  and  the  services  it  can  provide  to  serving  and  veteran   military  personnel  and  their  families.    

7 –  Catmose  College  –  Phantom  Love  The  Musical  

A varied  programme  based  on  World  War  1,  also  including  poetry,  monologue  and  other   vocal  performances  by  the  College  students.  Performances  at  11:30,  12:30,  13:30,  14:30,   15:30  and  16:30.  www.catmosecollege.com    

8 –  WI  Exhibition   An  exhibition  about  the  WI  from  World  War  1  to  the  present  day.  There  will  be  a  home   economics  display,  photos  and  leaflets.  There  will  of  course  be  nibbles  and  tastes  to  try.  A   celebration  of  the  work  of  the  WI  which  was  as  popular  in  1914  as  it  is  today.  

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9 –  After  the  Ball  by  Lynn  Brittney  

Arts for  Rutland,  Uppingham  Theatre  Company,  Rutland  Arts  Theatre  Society,  Peterborough   Mask  Theatre,  Cottesmore  Players  &  Kendrew  Barracks  present  a  short  one  act  play   examining  how  World  War  I  impacted  on  the  lives  of  six  people  from  different  generations,   set  in  a  country  house.  The  play  is  light  hearted  to  begin  with  but  the  full  cost  of  conflict  soon   changes  the  atmosphere.  Performances  at  11.30,  12.30,  13.30,  14.30  and  15.30.    

10 –  Oakham  Town  Council  –  Oakham  during  WWI  

A static  display  telling  of  the  formation  of  Oakham  Parish  Council,  with  extracts  from  some   meetings  that  covered  World  War  1,  general  information  about  the  war  including  maps,   pictures,  equipment  and  trench  art,  and  a  brief  account  of  Oakham  soldiers  that  served   during  World  War  1  with  a  memorial  horse  shoe  showing  their  names.   oakham.leicestershireparishcouncils.org    

11 –  Choral  Tent   The  Rejuvenating  Choir  –  What's  the  Use  of  Worrying?    A  Tribute   Set  in  a  small  piano  cafe  in  early  1930's  a  group  of  friends  chat  over  a  few  drinks  and  enjoy  a   singalong  of  trench  and  music  hall  songs  reminiscing  of  when  they  were  soldiers  and  nurses     between  1914  and  1918.  Performances  at  10:30,  11:30  &  1:30   The  Belvoir  Wassailers  –  Commemorating  the  outbreak  of  the  Great  War   The  Wassailers  are  currently  performing  a  series  of  concerts  in  the  Belvoir  district  to   commemorate  the  outbreak  of  the  Great  War.  The  songs  are  all  sourced  from  World  War  1   catalogues  and  include  all  the  popular  favourites  from  the  trenches.   Performances  at  12:30,  2:30  &  4:30   Acorn  Harmony  –  A  selection  of  popular  songs.  Performance  at  3:30    

12 –  Rutland  Library  Service   Stories  and  fun  with  Rutland  Library  Service,  including  giveaways  for  children,  picture  book   reading  space,  information  on  the  Six  Book  Challenge,  children’s  ‘Mythical  Maze’  Summer   Reading  Challenge  and  Books  on  Prescription  for  Mental  Health,  and  a  display  of  World  War  I   pens  and  letters.  ‘My  Hero’  storytimes  for  families  with  children  under  7  yrs.  at  12:30  and  2:30      

13 –  Rutland  County  Museum  –  Rutland  in  World  War  1  

A Call  to  Arms:  Rutland  in  World  War  1  exhibition,  with  replica  handling  objects  and  children’s   ‘make  your  own’  World  War  I  ID  cards  on  our  craft  tables,  Cottesmore  History  &  Archaeology   Group's  tribute  to  the  men  of  the  village  who  fell,  and  displays  by  The  Friends  of  Rutland   County  Museum  and  Oakham  Castle.  www.rutland.gov.uk/museum    

14 –  Rutland  Remembers   England's  smallest  county  played  its  full  part  in  World  War  I.  At  a  time  when  duty  and  fervent   patriotism  meant  something  stronger  than  they  probably  do  today,  men  from  Rutland  could   be  found  serving  in  dozens  of  different  regiments  and  on  many  ships  of  the  Royal  Navy.   www.rutlandremembers.org      

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15 –  Anglian  Water   A  display  and  information  about  the  company  and  its  activities.    

16 –  Rutland  Artists  Open  Studios  –  Exhibition  &  Demonstration   Artists  will  display  a  varied  collection  of  2D  and  3D  work,  and  they  will  also  demonstrate  their   skills.  www.rutlandopenstudios.co.uk    

17 –  Peace  and  War  in  Flanders  Fields   A  display  by  Adrian  Haigh,  including  'War'drobe,  a  sculpture  display,  'Peace',  drapes  &   hanging  paintings,  and  a  fun  hands-­‐on  demonstration  for  both  children  and  adults  entitled   'Mud  Mud  Glorious  Mud  -­‐  nothing  quite  like  it  for  Cooling  the  Blood....'    

18 –  2nd  Battalion  The  Royal  Anglian  Regiment   The  Kendrew  Barracks  based  Regional  Support  Team  (RST)  of  Second  Battalion  The  Royal   Anglian  Regiment,  will  be  providing  information  on  their  recruiting  activities  in  Rutland,   Lincolnshire,  Leicestershire,  Northamptonshire,  Bedfordshire  and  Hertfordshire.    The  RST  will   be  displaying  their  recruiting  caravan,  the  lightly  armoured  RWIMIK  Landrover  and  a  selection   of  de-­‐commissioned  foreign  and  organic  weapons.    

19 –  Oakham  School  Archives  –  The  Great  War   Archive  material  of  the  71  fallen  Old  Oakhamians  who  fell  during  World  War  1.   www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk      

20 –  Sikh  Association   A  display  of  World  War  1  Sikh  Army  Officers  photographs.  Sikh  Police  Officers,  Sikh  Army   officers  and  Sikh  Community  members  will  be  in  attendance.    

21 –  Letters  from  a  Lost  Generation  –  1913  to  1918   Readings  from  World  War  1  Letters  of  Vera  Brittain  and  four  friends  (three  of  whom  went  to   Uppingham  School)  –  her  fiancé  ,  younger  brother  and  two  close  friends  –  edited  by  Alan   Bishop  and  Mark  Bostridge  (1998),  read  by  Steve  Green  and  Jenny  Wilding,  by  permission  of   Mark  Bostridge  and  T.J.  Brittain-­‐Catlin,  Literary  Executors  for  the  Estate  of  Vera  Brittain.   Readings  at  11.30,  12.30,  13.30,  14.30  and  15.30.  www.artsforrtuland.co.uk    

22 –  Western  Front  Association  –  Leicestershire  &  Rutland  Branch   A  display  of  illustrations  and  written  literature  aimed  to  promote  the  remembrance  of  those   who  served  their  countries  during  World  War  1.  The  object  of  the  Association  is  to  educate   the  public  in  the  history  of  World  War  1  with  particular  reference  to  the  western  front.   www.leicestershireandrutlandwfa.com    

23 –  Leicestershire  &  Rutland  Country  Markets   A  display  of  items  from  the  early  days  that  would  have  been  made  in  the  past  (but  may  not   be  appropriate  now).  Country  Markets  started  as  part  of  Women's  Institute  in  1919,  so  not   quite  100  years  ago,  but  very  nearly.    

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24 –  Uppingham  Heritage  Trail  –  Uppingham  Remembers  

A small  display  showing  the  photographs  as  well  as  information  gathered  so  far  on  the   soldiers  from  Uppingham  that  fell  in  the  Great  War,  and  also  featuring  areas  of  the  Western   Front  likely  to  be  visited  by  local  school  children,  and  Trench  Art  and  other  small  artefacts   relevant  to  the  period.    

25 –  TURNER   A  display  relating  to  the  campaign  to  equip  Kendrew  Barracks  with  a  number  of  defibrillators.    

26 –  Rutland  Radio   Rutland’s  local  radio  station  will  be  here  to  report  on  the  day.  www.rutlandradio.co.uk    

27 –  British  Red  Cross  –  Then  and  Now  

The Red  Cross  provides  practical  help  and  support  at  major  incidents,  in  the  community,  for   asylum  seekers,  and  in  making  contact  between  families  separated  by  armed  conflict,  disaster   or  migration.  Try  the  Red  Cross  Challenge  by  administering  CPR  for  8  minutes  -­‐  the  ‘target’   time  for  an  ambulance  to  reach  an  emergency  life  threatening  incident.  www.redcross.org.uk    

28 –  Active  Rutland  Community  Sports  Alliance  –  WW1  Sports   Races  every  hour  on  the  half  hour  in  for  all  the  family,  in  the  following  categories  for  all  ages.   10:30  Bean  Bag  Race  &  Wheelbarrow  Race;  11:30  Collect  the  Water  &  Sack  Race;   12:30  Egg  and  Spoon  &  3  Legged  Races;  13:30  Obstacle  Course;   14:30  Shuttle  Relays  &  Hula  Hoop  Race;  15:30  Tug  of  War;  throughout  the  day  –  Hopscotch,   Skipping,  Hula  Hoops  &  1914  Swings.  www.activerutland.org.uk    

29 –  Leicestershire  Northants  &  Rutland  Army  Cadet  Force   Climbing  Wall  –  test  your  stamina  in  this  basic  Adventure  Training  Skill.     World  War  I  Semaphore  Signals  demo  –  have  a  go  at  World  War  1  communications  skills.     There  will  also  be  a  recruiting  stand  in  support  of  our  activities  aimed  at  both  adults  and   young  people,  including  a  display  of  World  War  1  weaponry.   www.warmycadets.com/county/leicestershire-­‐northamptonshire-­‐and-­‐rutland-­‐acf    

30 –  ABF  The  Soldiers  Charity   ABF  The  Soldiers’  Charity  was  formed  in  1944  and  is  the  British  Army’s  national  charity.  The   Charity  gives  life  time  support  to  serving  and  retired  soldiers  and  their  families.  They  risk  so   much  for  us  and  in  return  the  ABF  The  Soldiers’  Charity  provides  financial  assistance  when   they  are  in  real  need.  www.soldierscharity.org    

31 –  7  Theatre  Logistic  Regiment  (7TLR)  Royal  Logistic  Corps  (RLC)   Based  in  Germany  until  their  move  to  Kendrew  Barracks  in  2013,  the  Regiment  was  formed   from  ex  Polish  soldiers  after  the  Second  World  War.  Although  the  Polish  soldiers  have  long   since  retired,  their  heritage  continues  today  with  the  Regiment  proudly  displaying  the  Polish   Eagle  or  ‘Orzel’  as  their  badge.  7  TLR  RLC  are  a  specialist  supply  and  distribution  unit,  tasked   with  sustaining  the  Army  on  the  modern  battlefield.  On  display  will  be  examples  of  their   current  vehicles  and  specialist  equipment.  

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WILDFLOWER MEADOWS  

Rutland Remembers  1914  

  1.  THE  LINDLEY  BELL     Hey  ho!  Hey  ho,  with  a  ding  dong  bell!   With  a  hey  nonino  and  a  ding  dong  bell!   Ring,  ding-­‐a-­‐ding  the  bell!     Old  Lindley's  chimes  urge  yeomen  to  the  task!   Defend  the  fortress  nature  built,   The  castle  in  a  wildflower  field:   Its  moat  a  meadow;  walls  sweet  vernal-­‐grass.   Hear  the  call  and  mobilise!  Mobilise!   Urgent  is  the  need  for  fighting  men   To  fight  for  a  plot  of  green  earth   And  a  patch  of  the  infinite  sky.     Ring,  ding-­‐a-­‐ding  the  bell!   Ring,  ding-­‐a-­‐ding  the  bell!                     Old  Lindley's  chimes  urge  freemen  to     take  arms!   Do  battle  for  this  precious  gem,   For  quince  trees  in  a  silver  field:   To  save  the  young,  the  old,  the  frail     from  harm.   Hear  the  call  and  mobilise!  Mobilise!   Urgent  is  the  need  for  fighting  men   To  die  for  a  plot  of  green  earth   And  a  patch  of  the  infinite  sky.     Hey  ho!  Hey  ho,  with  a  ding  dong  bell!   With  a  hey  nonino  and  a  ding  dong  bell!   Ring,  ding-­‐a-­‐ding  the  bell!   Hey  ho!  Hey  ho,  with  a  ding  dong  bell!  

  2.  AUTUMN     Prepare  to  mount:  mount!   Right  about  wheel!   Draw  arms!  Return  arms!     Sling  arms!  Unsling  arms!   Left  about  wheel!   To  the  halt!   Prepare  to  dismount:   Two,  three,  dismount!     Beneath  the  apple-­‐scented  skies   The  well-­‐drilled  chargers  exercise,   Their  stirrups  polished  silver  white:   On  every  brow  a  brass  gleams  bright.   They  pause  like  hunters  by  a  copse   Where  casting  hounds  nose  out  a  fox.   Murmuring,  the  starlings  wheel  and  play:   Heavy  autumn  clouds  of  wheaten  grey.     Gone,  gone  again,   May,  June,  July,   And  August  gone,   Again  gone  by.   Gone,  gone  again,   Again  gone  by.     The  shrill  commands  and  bugle  calls     Dissolve  in  noisy,  soaking  squalls.   Invisibly,  the  rain-­‐drenched  land   Clutches  the  horses'  hoofs  like  hands   Concealed  beneath  the  foul  terrain,   Dark  servants  of  the  wind  and  rain.   Murmuring,  the  starlings  wheel  and  turn:   Splitting  thunder  clouds  that  rage  and  burn.     Gone,  gone  again,   May,  June,  July,   And  August  gone,   Again  gone  by.   Gone,  gone  again,   Again  gone  by.  

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3. OVER  THE  TOP!     It's  a  baptism  of  bullets:   The  ranging  fire,  the  rapid  fire,   The  spitting  cracks  of  rifle  shots,   The  hurlyburly  of  whizz-­‐bangs!     Up  to  our  necks  in  mud  so  wet   It  slides  and  slithers  off  the  spade,   And  filthy  air  blots  out  the  sun   Till  nightfall  comes  with  stinging  hail.     Quite  calm  above,  five-­‐nines  serenely  sigh:   The  wind  cries  dreamlike  in  the  parapets   Like  children  playing  tag  beneath  the  trees.   From  old  King's  Cross  a  fast  train  leaves   at  three   And  gets  to  Oakham  just  in  time  for  tea.   A  hollow  blast!  The  swishing  shell  explodes!     Wakey  wakey!  Rise  and  shine!  Rise  and  shine!     Foot  sloggers  all,  with  shaking  knees,   With  throbbing  hearts  and  sobbing  breaths,   Each  stammers  out  the  selfsame  prayer:   Let  death  be  peaceful.  Death  be  quick.     It's  a  regular  inferno   And  no  use  turning  back:  press  on!   Advance!  Engage!  Fix  bayonets!   Over  the  top!  Over  the  top!                              

                            4.  HOLD  HARD!     Salvos  of  shells  by  the  hundred   Blow  the  lads  to  smithereens,   Smash  them  to  atoms  terribly,     Burying  us  in  debris   And  strewing  the  ground  with  the  dead.   Who  thought  so  many  could  die?   So  many  dead,  so  many  dead.   Paralysed  with  noise  and  fear,   And  weak  and  faint—no  rest,  no  sleep—   No  way  forward,  no  way  back:   Shouting,  we  cheer  like  madmen,   We  cheer  and  shout  like  madmen!   Hold  hard,  the  yeomen,  hold  hard!     Deliver  fire  deliberately,   Shooting  wildly  takes  few  lives:   Shoot  first,  shoot  true,  shoot  purposely.   Mechanised,  the  heavy  guns   Attack  the  mud  with  mindless  rage,   Peppering  us  with  shrapnel.     It  robbed  me  of  a  tooth  it  did!   Thank  God  for  my  luck,  thank  God!   Now  weak  and  faint—no  rest,  no  sleep—   No  way  forward,  no  way  back:   Shouting,  we  cheer  like  madmen,   We  cheer  and  shout  like  madmen!   Hold  hard,  the  yeomen,  hold  hard!  

   

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5. REMEMBER  ME     Like  dead  leaves  in  the  frost  they  lie,   Fast  fading  out  of  sight.   Beneath  hard  winter's  canopy:   Lost,  lost  in  endless  night.     These  words  shall  strike  their  elegy   In  melancholy  rhymes:   When  winter's  past,  remember  me,   Toll,  toll  these  passing  chimes.     Freke  and  Blackett   Coy  and  Dalby,   Weetman,  Gibson,     Ray  and  Gamble,     Smith  and  Cooper,   Bloodworth,  Barker,   Hoyes  and  Harris,   Lee  and  Powell,   Laskey,  Scott,     And  all  the  rest  who  fought,  who  fell:     Forget  them  not,  forget  them  not.     No  funeral,  no  mournful  bell:   In  Flanders  fields  they  lie.   No  heavy-­‐ringing,  doleful  knell:   In  Flanders  fields  they  died.     These  words  shall  strike  their  elegy   In  melancholy  rhymes:   When  winter's  past,  remember  me,   Toll,  toll  these  passing  chimes.  

6.  SMALL  SACRIFICES     The  sisters  in  their  brilliant  white,   With  scarlet  crosses,  poppy  red,   Are  beacons  in  the  fading  light   That  gently  show  the  way  ahead.     With  simple  words  and  tender  hands,   They  dress  the  wounds  and  banish  tears:   Unfailing  as  the  night  descends,   Instilling  strength  and  calming  fears.      

A young  lad  with  a  cheeky  smile   Enlisted  as  a  drummer  boy.   As  evening  falls  he  stays  a  while,   His  cheerful  chatter  spreading  joy.     A  sergeant  dreams  of  going  home   To  kiss  his  wife  and  darling  child;   Afraid  to  face  the  road  alone,   His  heart  is  touched  with  blessings  mild.     Majestically  against  the  sky,     The  hills  and  woods  are  traced  in  shade:   The  moon  and  stars  rise  splendidly   To  dwarf  the  flashing  cannonade.     Now  tranquil  in  the  nipping  air   A  soldier  hums  Abide  with  Me.   Through  selfless  acts  of  loving  care   Hope  gains  a  hard-­‐fought  victory.                   7.    WILDFLOWER  MEADOWS     Now  May  and  June  bring  back  their  infantry   To  take  possession  of  the  fertile  field   With  blood-­‐red  poppies  and  fritillaries,   With  seals  of  solomon  and  daffodils   That  sway  and  nod  their  heads  like  bells     that  ring,   Ring  out  in  celebration  of  a  birth,   Or  bless  a  marriage  while  high  voices  sing   A  song  in  honour  of  resurgent  earth   And  bring  the  bustling  cavalry  to  bear,   The  dashing  field  mouse  and  the     cautious  shrew,   While  larks  and  blackcaps  fill  the  teeming  air   With  unschooled  woodnotes,  boisterous     and  true.     Now  summer's  crowned  in  glittering  majesty:   Reflect  on  those  who  left  this  legacy.  

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Wildflower Meadows  was  specially  commissioned  by  Arts  for  Rutland  with  support  from   the  Arts  Council.  The  music  was  composed  by  the  Dulwich-­‐born  contemporary  classical   composer,  Thomas  Hewitt  Jones.    He  was  an  organ  scholar  at  Gonville  and  Caius  College   Cambridge  and  went  on  to  win  the  BBC  Young  Composers  Competition  in  2003.    He  is  best   known  for  his  compositions  to  accompany  the  2012  Olympic  and  Paralympic  mascot  films  and   has  several  contemporary  choral  and  ballet  works  to  his  name.  A  regular  collaborator  of   Thomas  Hewitt-­‐Jones,  Paul  Williamson,  wrote  the  lyrics  for  Wildflower  Meadows.    

Song 1  is  set  in  summer  at  the  start  of  World  War  I.  The  Lindley  Bell  refers  to  the  regimental   bell  of  the  Leicestershire  Free  Yeomanry,  brought  back  after  the  Boer  War  from  Lindley  in   Orange  Free  State,  South  Africa.   The  second  song  highlights  the  difference  between  pre  World  War  I  cavalry  fighting  and  trench   warfare,  incorporating  the  ‘gone,  gone  again’  theme  from  an  Edward  Thomas  poem.   In  the  middle  of  the  chaos  of  going  ‘over  the  top’  in  Song  3  comes  a  strange  moment  of  calm:   when  ‘five-­‐nines’  (German  5.9  inch  artillery  shells)  were  fired,  there  was  an  eerie  moment   when  you  could  hear  them  coming  but  did  not  know  where  they  would  land  –  and  explode.   The  whizz-­‐bangs  in  verse  one  are  German  high-­‐velocity  artillery.   ‘Hold  hard!’  (Song  4)  was  the  rallying  cry  of  Colonel  Percy  Evans-­‐Freke  of  the  Leicester   Yeomanry  who  led    and  was  killed  with  many  of  his  troops  at  the  Battle  of  Frezenberg   (Belgium)  in  May  1915.   The  names  in  the  central  stanza  of  song  5  (Remember  me)  are  taken  from  the  Leicester   Yeomanry  War  Memorial  in  Oakham  Castle  to  the  memory  of  those  members  of  A  Squadron   Leicestershire  Yeomanry    who  gave  their  lives  during  World  War  I.    Colonel  Evans-­‐Freke’s   name  heads  the  list.   Small  sacrifices  (Song  6)  concentrates  on  the  women  of  the  war,  the  nurses  and  the  calmness   they  could  bring  even  as  death  approaches.  It  also  pits  war  against  the  beauty  of  nature  and   the  majesty  of  the  night  sky.   The  final  song,  Wildflower  Meadows,  is  a  sonnet.  We  are  brought  back  full  circle  to  the   summer  of  verse  1  –  but  to  a  happier,  more  forward-­‐looking  summer.  We  have  inherited  the   earth  from  those  who  have  gone  before,  commemorating  here  especially  the  dead  of  World   War  I,  but  we  tenant  it  for  future  generations  too.    

R u t l a n d M u s i c ,  the  music  hub  for  Rutland,  is  charged  with  implementing  the  National  Plan   for  Music  Education  in  the  county.  Responsibilities  include  widening  young  people’s  access  to   singing  and  instrumental  education  and  participation  opportunities.  The  Wildflower  Meadows   project  has  involved  78%  of  the  county’s  primary  schools  and  within  these  over  500  Key  Stage   2  pupils  have  been  supported  to  learn  the  commemorative  piece,  singing  it  both  in  school  and   at  county-­‐wide  joint  rehearsals.  Today’s  performance  is  the  culmination  of  this  project  and  the   world  première  of  Wildflower  Meadows.  The  project  has  also  been  the  launch  pad  for  a  new   county  youth  choir,  Rutland  Voices,  formed  in  May  with  members  from  most  Rutland  primary   schools.       Rutland  Primary  Schools  taking  parting  the  Wildflower  Meadows  project  include:   Brooke  Priory  !  Catmose  Primary  !  Cottesmore  Primary,  Kendrew  Barracks    !   Empingham  C  of  E  Primary  !    Exton  &  Greetham  C  of  E  Primary  !  Great  Casterton   C  of  E  Primary  !    Ketton    C  of  E  Primary    !  Langham  C  of  E  Primary  !  Leighfield   Primary    !  Oakham  C  of  E  Primary  !  Ryhall  C  of  E  Primary  !  St  Nicholas  C  of  E   Primary,  Cottesmore  !  Uppingham  C  of  E  Primary  !  Whissendine  C  of  E  Primary                                                                                            

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Rutland Remembers our 601 Fallen in the First World War Rutland Remembers is dedicated to the soldiers from Rutland who died during the First World War. Our site contains information on 601 soldiers remembered in 289 locations worldwide.

Visit

Between now and 2018 we want someone from Rutland to visit every single grave and memorial, not just those on the Western Front, but across the world as well. Find out more online.

Share your history

We also want more information about our soldiers. What can you find out about any of them? Whatever you find out, we’d love you to post it online so we can all hear about it.

Find out more and get involved at

www.rutlandremembers.org


SUPPORT AND  FUNDING     Arts  for  Rutland  is  indebted  to  the  following  organisations,  without  whom  the  presentation  of   this  event  would  not  have  been  possible:     Arts  Council  England   The  Ministry  of  Defence  Community  Covenant   Rutland  Music     Sponsorship   Arts  for  Rutland  would  like  to  acknowledge  the  generous  support  and  sponsorship  given  by:     Principal  sponsors:   The  Rutland  Trust     The  Oakham  Memorial  Institute   Travis  Perkins  Ltd   Peter  and  Anne  Lawson     Gold  sponsors:                                                                                                                                                        Silver  sponsors:   Barnsdale  Lodge  Hotel  &  Restaurant                                                                        C.S.  Ellis  Group  Ltd         Mike  and  Maureen  Edwards                                    Ruddle  Merz     Hambleton  Hall                                                                                                                                                    Rutland  Plastics  Limited       Jeakins  Weir  Ltd               John  and  Elizabeth  Mills             Uppingham  First             Leicestershire  &  Rutland  Federation  of  Women’s  Institutes     Support  from  Kendrew  Barracks   Arts  for  Rutland  thanks  the  Commandant,  Lt.  Col.  Steve  Lonnen  MBE  of  49  (East)  Brigade,  the   Head  of  Establishment  of  Kendrew  Barracks,  and  all  his  staff  for  their  generous  help  and   support  in  offering  the  use  of  their  extensive  facilities  and  for  their  practical  and  energetic  help   in  preparing  and  presenting  this  event.       Support  from  Rutland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Arts  for  Rutland  is  grateful  for  extensive  assistance  and  support  in  many  areas  from  Rutland   County  Council  and  from  Voluntary  Action  Rutland.     Charities  supported   Mobilisation  is  a  free  event  and  the  programmes  are  distributed  free.  To  show  your   appreciation,  please  contribute  to  the  collections.  The  proceeds  will  be  divided  between:       • ABF  The  Soldiers’  Charity   • The  British  Legion   • Arts  for  Rutland                                                                             Arts  for  Rutland  will  make  a  donation  towards  the  TURNER  defibrillator  at  Kendrew  Barracks.  

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Using the finest ingredients, our ‘signature’loaves are made without baker’s yeast and are baked in a wood oven for a perfect crust. We also bake a selection of delicious savouries, cakes & desserts. The traditional techniques and ingredients we use develop the real taste of our products, full of flavour with no preservatives or enhancers.

Using the finest ingredients, our ‘signature’ loaves are made without baker’s yeast and are baked in a wood oven for a perfect crust. We also bake a selection of delicious savouries, cake desserts. The traditional techniques and ingredien we use develop the real taste of our products, full of flavour with no preservatives or enhancers.

Using the finest ingredients, our ‘signature’ loaves are made without baker’s yeast and are baked in a wood oven for a perfect crust. We also bake a selection of delicious savouries, cakes & desserts. The traditional techniques and ingredients we use develop the real taste of our products, full of flavour with no preservatives or enhancers.

Exton Bakery & Shop - Cottesmore Road, LE15 8AN www.hambletonbakery.co.uk

Stamford - 1 Ironmonger Street PE9 6AL Exton Bakery - Cottesmore Road, LE15 8AN www.hambletonbakery.co.uk

Stamford - 1 Ironmonger Street PE9 6AL Exton Bakery - Cottesmore Road, LE15 8AN www.hambletonbakery.co.uk

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Learning for life Co-educational boarding and day school offering A Levels and the IB

oakham.rutland.sch.uk Find out more contact our Admissions team on 01572 758758 admissions@oakham.rutland.sch.uk

Oakham Town Council welcome you to this day of commemoration and remembrance at Kendrew Barracks Council Events In Cutts Close

Oakham Town Council Victoria Hall 39 High Street Oakham LE15 6AH Telephone

PROMS IN THE PARK June 28th June 29th Wrinkle Rock July 13th The Deeping Dixielanders July 27th The Melton Band August 10th The Wississippi Jazzmen August 24th Youth Brass 2000 September 7th Whatever It Takes September 14th Wrinkle Rock

01572 723627

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Voluntary Action Rutland Rutland’s Community Hub - Local Services & Support Information about Transport Scheme

- Local Activities & Events - Lots of Volunteering Opportunities

Minibus & Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle Hire. Meeting Room Hire / Photocopying / Printing / Leaflet Design & Business Cards And much much more... For more information visit www.varutland.org.uk, email enquiries@varutland.org.uk or call 01572 722622 Registered Charity No 1123653. Registered Company No 6454172

Music & More A music shop in the heart of Rutland... 3 Grosvenor House Melton Road Oakham LE15 6AX

01572 756578

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Nestling next to Rutland Water, enjoy fresh, local and seasonal food at Barnsdale Lodge. Barnsdale Lodge is proud to be part of Mobilisation Day • Seasonal bistro menu • Local, fresh ingredients • Self catering in our beautiful cedar clad Retreats with all the facilities of the hotel available • William Wheelwright hair salon • Beauty and relaxation treatments • Fishing, cycling and sailing on Rutland Water • Local walks • Regular events www.rutlandretreats.co.uk

The Avenue, Nr Oakham, LE15 8AH Tel: 01572 724678

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Mobilisation Programme  

World War 1 Commemoration Day