NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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New Zealand Defence Force historian John Crawford to present a talk to the Marlborough Historical Society on the Battle of Passchendaele. Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim, 24 September 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, historical interest, Passchendaele Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

An Armistice Day parade will be held at the Blenheim War Memorial, Blenheim, 11 November 2017, 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
Organised by: Blenheim War Memorial

The Exhibition features forgotten Kiwi songs from the war and tells the stories of the writers and composers. At Blenheim's Millennium Public Art Gallery, 3 February to 19 March 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Music, History Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

This presentation at the Marlborough Convention Centre on 25 September 2016 will be given by New Zealand Defence Force historian Matthew Buck.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Somme, History Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

A pop up exhibition at Renwick Community Memorial Hall on 20 and 21 August 2016, with a focus on the men from Renwick who served in the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Local history, Soldiers Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

An exhibition of Gallipoli paintings and monoprints created by Stanley Palmer. Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim. 7 May - 19 June 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Fine Art, Gallipoli Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

A joint exhibition by Craig Bluett and Wendy Murphy in response to experiences of men enlisting in the First World War. Millenium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim. 7 May - 19 June 2016.

Topics: Fine Art, Exhibitions Audience: General, art lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

This exhibition has a focus on the men from Blenheim who served in the First World War, and local Marlborough context of the day. Held at Bookworld, Blenheim, 12-14 February 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Exhibitions, Local history Audience: Local residents, General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

An open air service to commemorate Armistice Day on 11 November 2015 at the Blenheim War Memorial in Seymour Square. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Commemorative events, Armistice Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
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Based on personal accounts from the First World War era, this powerfully evocative play tells the stories of ordinary New Zealanders who enlist and travel overseas. In Blenheim, 18-24 April 2015.

Topics: Plays, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Music Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Discover more about Marlborough's role in the First World War at the Marlborough Provincial Museum and Archives, Blenheim, between 25 April and 3 May 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: local visitors, General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Marlborough Brass Bandsman Denis Teeling is sounding the Last Post for 100 days from 15 January until 24th April 2015, each evening at 1800 hours at the Blenheim Cenotaph in Seymour Square.

Topics: Commemorations, Music, Ceremonies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
Organised by: Denis Teeling

Summon the Heroes is the theme of NZ National Youth Brass Band's 2015 Tour around the South Island in January 2015, marking the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

Topics: Music, Concert, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim, New Zealand, Nelson, New Zealand, Westport
Organised by: NZ National Brass Band

Featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of First World War aircraft and artefacts, brought to life in sensational sets created by WingNut Films and Weta Workshop.

Topics: Exhibitions, aviation Audience: General, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim