Never Such Innocence holds a series of roadshows across the United Kingdom, and beyond, to encourage children and local communities to play a part in the centenary commemorations.

The roadshows take place in special venues where local students are the stars of the show and are encouraged to showcase their creative talents in front of the distinguished guests. The event is attended by local dignitaries, politicians, representatives of the Armed Forces, cadets, representatives from educational bodies and community groups, and local/regional press. Our partner, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, joins the roadshow to highlight local Commonwealth war graves and encourage schools to visit them to inspire their competition entries.

Following the successful launch of Songs of the Centenary in 2016, many of our roadshows also feature performances of songs written during workshops run by our Artists in Residence, Marty Longstaff or Bethzienna Williams.

During the 2014, 2015/16 and 2016/17 roadshows we have visited local communities far and wide. Our young people have moved and inspired us and people around the nation with their emotional intelligence and profound thoughts. We are incredibly proud of every young person we have had the privilege of working with since 2014.

Our 2014, 2015/16 and 2016/17 roadshows visited:

Marylebone Boys’ School, London
Jersey College for Girls, Jersey
John Madejski Academy, Reading
Elizabeth College, Guernsey
Glasgow City Chambers
The Manx Museum, Isle of Man
Blackwood, Caerphilly
University of Exeter
Eaton Park, Chester
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
HMS Iron Duke, Portsmouth
Nicholson Institute, Leek