Events

Free Talks

One hundred years ago Allied and German troops put down their weapons and shared in a spontaneous and unofficial ceasefire over the Christmas period. Join Great War Dundee as we mark this occasion by hosting an exciting day of free talks.

Children can also get involved as we have five drop in sessions where children and young people can finger paint poppies, make a First World War themed Christmas card and children over 8 can make their own gas mask.

All Free Talks will take place in the Falcon Scott Suite, Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee, DD1 4XA

  • Drop in to chat to Great War Dundee representatives to learn more about project and to find out how you can get involved. No need to book.
  • All sessions are free but booking is essential. For more information or to book online visit http://greatwardundeechristmastruce.eventbrite.co.uk or call 01382 307428.
  • Join experts as they show you how you can find out more about your family’s military history.
  • We have all heard of the football match between Allied and German troops during the Christmas Truce of 1914, but did this really happen? Here we uncover the truth behind the historic football match on No-Man’s Land.
  • Join Sheena Wellington and the Wighton Singers for WWI Christmas carols, free mince pies and mulled wine. No need to book.
  • Over 60% of Dundee’s eligible men served in the Great War, Here we discuss the impact of WWI on local football clubs, Dundee FC and Dundee United.
  • The Great War features heavily in contemporary and post-war poetry and novels. This talk discusses an alternative representation, WWI in comic books.
  • Drop in to chat to Great War Dundee representatives to learn more about project and to find out how you can get involved. No need to book.

Children’s Sessions

Join us throughout the day for free craft activities to help children commemorate the Great War.

  • Suitable for Early Years and Upwards.
  • Suitable for 5 Year Olds.
  • Suitable for 8 Year Olds.
  • Suitable for Early Years and Upwards.
  • Suitable 5+ Year Olds.

All children’s sessions are free and booking is not necessary. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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