Bede Wind leads WWI Civic Remembrance Service

Bede Wind is leading South Tyneside’s Civic Remembrance Service on Sunday November 11th – one of a number of events in the borough marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

The concert, which starts at 1.30pm, is being held at the Customs House, South Shields.

Later, a 6ft aluminium silhouette of a soldier will be illuminated as part of a unique hour-long event at South Shields seafront where South Tyneside Council will join the nation’s tribute in lighting a beacon at 5pm.

People will be encouraged to gather at Harbour Drive car park to see live stage performances from local groups, learn about the extensive work of local projects which will be shown on a large screen, and hear moving readings of personal letters sent from the front line.

The evening will also recreate the sounds of the end of the First World War with a spectacular fireworks display set to WWI-themed music and gun fire and church bells drawing the event to a close.

The borough’s annual Armistice Day services and wreath-laying will also take place as usual.

Find out more about the commemorations in South Tyneside here.

Purchase tickets for the Customs House concert here.

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