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Cirencester community set to remember 1918

Where: Cirencester (various venues)

When: Sunday, November 11 (various times)

A spectacular day of events is being lined up in Cirencester on Sunday to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

"We Remember 1918" will include the creation of the UK's largest 'Human Poppy' along with an evening remembrance concert in the Corn Hall, Cirencester.

The day will begin with a Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.50am that will include wreath placing at the war memorial and March Past.

At 2pm, the community of Cirencester and the Cotswolds are joining together in Market Place to create the UK's largest 'Human Poppy' in recognition of individual soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War.

Men, women and children will represent the fallen; each issued with red, black or green ponchos. They will cover the Market Place to create a Human Poppy.

At 5.30pm a Community Service will be held in the Parish Church with a peal of bells at 7.05pm to mark the time of the Armistice signing.

The day will culminate at 7.30pm with We Remember 1918 - The Concert, a remembrance spectacular in the Corn Hall, produced by the Barn Theatre.

The musical gala will involve large numbers of people of all ages, including professional performers, Barn Academy students and some very special guests, in a stunningly exciting and fitting tribute not to be missed.

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