Published: 17 July 2018
A new arts festival, commemorating the end of the First World War and organised by The Stag Community Arts Centre, has been given the go ahead thanks to funding from Sevenoaks Town Council.Sevenoaks Remembers
will take place in November around the Remembrance weekend and will bring together writers, actors, artists, historians, poets and local people, offering a variety of events using the Stag as the central focus venue.
The festival is set to include:
- A new play, set in Sevenoaks, following the story of the Belgian refugees who were supported by people from the town (Stag Plaza)
- A screening of the war classic All Quiet on the Western Front (Stag Cinema)
- A war poetry literary event (Stag Plaza)
- Art exhibition in partnership with the Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum and The Kaleidoscope gallery
- A new play written for The Stag Youth Theatre to be performed in the Stag Theatre and then toured to local primary schools
- A local history presentation on Sevenoaks’ role in the First World War (Stag Bar)
The Stag’s Business Development Manager Lisa Whitbread said: “We are very grateful to Sevenoaks Town Council. This arts festival is a new but natural direction for The Stag and the grant will make it possible. Being part of the community is at the heart of what we do. We are delighted to have this exciting opportunity to offer the town a very special way to mark the end of the First World War.”
Sevenoaks Remembers will be the first festival of its kind lead by The Stag. The hope is that a similar arts programme will be held annually in the Autumn, bringing together arts organisations and giving local people the opportunity to experience and enjoy a range of arts events at the Stag.
For more information about The Stag, please contact Lisa Whitbread firstname.lastname@example.org