2017-18 Roadshow

The 2017/18 Roadshow will be the biggest and best yet. As we begin The Final Push, we are keen to ensure our fourth and final year is the widest reaching and most inclusive. We will be visiting more communities than ever before to engage children and young people with the centenary of the First World War. 

Our roadshow will travel across the British Isles visiting prestigious venues at which local school children and teachers can learn more about how to get involved with our competition. Our partner, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, will join us at every location to highlight local Commonwealth war graves and encourage schools to visit them to inspire their competition entries. We will also be joined by local dignitaries, politicians, representatives of the Armed Forces, cadets, representatives from educational bodies and groups, and local/regional press.

During the presentation children will be invited to read poems they have penned themselves, or previous winning poems. Schools also have the opportunity of having our Artist in Residence, Marty Longstaff, visit their school ahead of the event to hold a song writing workshop. This song can then be performed at the roadshow and will automatically be submitted to Songs of the Centenary

The 2017/18 Roadshow will visit:

Blackwood, Wales, 7th September 2017

Birmingham, England, 22nd September 2017

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 17th & 19th October 2017

Anglesey, Wales, 8th November 2017

Odiham, England, 28th November 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland, 7th December 2017

Sunderland, England, 14th December 2017

Leeming, England, 18th January 2018

Guildhall, England, 1st February 2018

Lossiemouth, Scotland, 7th February 2018

Hendon, England, 22nd February 2018

If you are interested in attending any of the Never Such Innocence Roadshows and would like more information please contact the team at enquiries@neversuchinnocence.com

We want to reach as many communities as possible so if you would like NSI to speak at a school assembly please contact the team at enquiries@neversuchinnocence.com

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