The Role of Popular Entertainment During WWI

An exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and to pay tribute to the contribution of the entertainment sector and unveil its untold stories.

5 November 2018 - 14 January 2019

Free entry

WWI exhibition image

In 1914 escalating political tensions and power struggles in Europe culminated in World War I, a conflict that claimed 17 million lives across the globe and changed the world’s political order and the face of Europe forever.

The popular entertainment community, like the rest of society, was thrown into disarray as men were enlisted and vital equipment and animals were requisition by the government.

And yet, in spite of the hardship, and however frivolous it seemed, entertainment had an important role to play both at home and on the battle field.

This exhibition is a collaboration between artist and traditional sign writer Amy Goodwin and the National Fairground and Circus Archive.

Follow this link for more information about Amy Goodwin's work

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