Bath’s MP, Don Foster is urging community organisations across Bath to take part in The Last Post First World War commemorative project this November.
Inspiring people of all ages to come together to explore their First World War heritage, The Last Post project gives communities the chance remember the impact World War One had on their area and play music from the era as a mark of commemoration.
At every event around the country, the Last Post will be played in a variety of styles to remember someone in their community; not just on bugles but on any instrument from pianos and cellos to guitars and drums.
Don Foster said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Bath to get involved with a fantastic project and help commemorate the First World War in a fun and educative way.”
Last Post events this year will take place across the UK from 4th to 18th November 2014 as part of a ‘Last Post fortnight’.
To get involved and organise a Last Post event, community organisations and groups across the country can register for free now on The Last Post website to receive a toolkit, a WW1 songbook, training sessions and cash expenses to cover event costs.
Explaining the importance of the HLF support for the project, Carole Souter, Heritage Lottery Fund Chief Executive added: “This nationwide project will reach out to new audiences for heritage and help local communities explore and understand their First World War stories in an imaginative way.”
For more information visit www.thelastpostproject.org.uk