Activities & Projects
Flowers of War is an intricately connected artwork drawing on stories of World War One from local communities archives and museums. At Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance from October 2018.
'Talune' is a new play written and directed by Sani Muliaumaseali'i in commemoration of the influenza pandemic of 1918. Premiere performance at NZ House, London, 12 November 2018.
Flowers of War artist and co-curator Elizabeth Turrell RWA speaks about the collaborative commemorative enamel art work at The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK on 25 April 2018.
An Anzac Day commemorative dawn service will be held at 6.10 am on Wednesday 25 April 2018 at Royal Bermuda Regiment, Warwick Camp, South Shore Road, Warwick, Bermuda.
To explore the Le Quesnoy-New Zealand connection, the French Department at the University of Waikato are organising a conference in the French town on 2 & 3 November 2018.
A comprehensive programme of lectures, concerts, exhibitions, seminars, performances and official commemorations in Le Quesnoy and open to the public around Anzac Day.
Citizens of the nations affected by the First World War are invited to take part in a weekend of remembrance and reconciliation in the French town of Reims on June 22-24 2018.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 12 October 2017, Ypres, Belgium.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba. 31 October 2017, Beersheba (Be’er Sheva), Israel.
Journey's End, a play by Passchendaele playwright R C Sherriff based on his experience in the trenches, is showing in Ypres, Belgium in a recreated bunker from 10 October to 12 November 2018.
Never a week goes by is an exhibition depicting the impact of the First World War on two Pacific colonies, one English and one French. On at Maison de Deva, Bourail, from 25 April to 16 May 2017.
Panmure Action Group, Warrnambool RSL, and Mt Wellington Panmure RSA joining together in Panmure Victoria on Anzac Day 2017 to reinforce the Anzac Spirit and shared conflict history.
An exhibition on the Somme brings to life the remarkable life and military career of Dunedin-born Lt-Col James Waddell, veteran of France's Foreign Legion.
Celebrate and honour all who were connected to the New Zealand hospitals and the UK communities who do so much to remember them. 29 June 2016, 11.30 am, St Nicholas' Church, Brockenhurst.
A range of activities will be held in Lemnos, Greece, to commemorate the fallen in the Gallipoli campaign. 20-21 April 2016.
A service of gratitude at the Mazargues War Cemetery in Marseilles to commemorate the centenary of the NZEF's landing in France on 11 April 1916.
Artist Lang Ea was selected as 1 of 3 feature artists among 68 exhibiting national and international artists to exhibit at the B#Side War Vol.II festival in Italy.
A commemorative programme of events around Anzac Day on sites associated with New Zealand on the former Western Front.
On 25 April each year New Zealand commemorates the landings of the Anzacs on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.
As we approach 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, Fierce Light brings together outstanding international poets with filmmakers and artists to explore the war and its legacy in the 21st century.
In mid-June 2016 the people of the Brightlingsea, Essex, pay tribute to the 10,000 ANZAC troops who trained in the town during the First World War.
Sonic Wells for Gallipoli is an art project which symbolises the special relationship of mutual respect between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey. Live all day from 23 April to 22 July 2016.
On 29 October 2015, New Zealand will recognise the outstanding contribution of four Belgians for their services to New Zealand-Belgium relations and war commemorations in a ceremony in Poperinge.
Commemorative ceremonies and the unveiling of two new cenotaphs on Niue to mark the island's contribution to New Zealand's war effort.
A New Zealand memorial service to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 2015, held at the site of the battle in Belgium.
Marking the Defence Force rugby team's visit to Belgium, a memorial service to the most famous All Black to have died in the war – Dave Gallaher – will be held on 4 October 2015.
New Zealand, Australia and Turkey are pleased to present the first ever joint photo exhibition of the first World War Gallipoli campaign in Austria, from 23 September 2015 - 10 January 2016.
Dr Jenny R Macleod presents the NZ-UK Link Foundation Annual Lecture for 2015, looking at New Zealand's experience of Gallipoli. Held at the University of London on 16 November 2015.
On 29 September 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, plays a commemorative match against a French selection in Paris.
On 3 October 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, will play a one-off match in the Dave Gallaher Memorial Tournament against the Belgium national team in Zonnebeke, Belgium.
World premier of new jazz piece written by John Rae and featuring Scottish pianist Brian Kellock with New Zealand bassist Patrick Bleakley at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2015
Photographs by Lesley Wilson depicting how communities around the world are remembering the men and women who went to the First World War. At Albany War Memorial Library, 25-26 July 2015.
A commemorative tour organised by nurse historian Clare Ashton in Sept '15 from Athens to Istanbul to remember NZ's First World War nurses who cared for casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.
Bermuda commemorates the centenary of the Gallipoli landings on 25 April 2015 with a dawn service, an afternoon commemoration for an NZEF Private, and an Anzac dinner.
Offering a free service to descendants where I lay a poppy or card at New Zealand memorials or ancestors' graves during a trip to Gallipoli around Anzac Day 2015.
Maheno School Year 7 & 8 students are travelling to Fraser Island to the wreck site of the NZ hospital ship Maheno for Anzac Day 2015 commemorations.
Women of Empire 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around 30 Anzac women whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War. Exhibiting in Australia & New Zealand.
A sculptural work in memorial to the grievous losses of the First World War and a reflection on the idea of 'victory' in war. Now exhibiting in Europe.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair. 8 August 2015, New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli Historical National Park, Turkey.
A lecture by Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of History of War, All Souls College, Oxford. 16 October 2014, registration essential.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. 15 September 2016, Longueval, France.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines. 7 June 2017, New Zealand Memorial, Mesen, Belgium.
Marking the 100th anniversay of the Liberation of Le Quesnoy. 4 November 2018, Le Quesnoy, France.
Commemorating the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 2015.
James Belich, Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Oxford University, on the effects on each other of New Zealand collective identities and the First World War. Free, 2 July 2014.
New Zealand has been invited to send four young people to join youth from all countries involved in the First World War to march along the Champs-Elysées on Bastille Day, 14 July 2014.
An opportunity for journalism students to take part in an intercultural learning programme around First World War historical sites. August 2014, Belgium and France.
An invitation to email me messages for placement on the graves of New Zealand casualties at five French cemeteries in the Somme and Nord departments in May 2015.
Pacific Islanders in the First World War: nation, nationalism and sense of belonging. An international symposium in Amiens, France, from 17 to 20 April 2014.
A local history workshop on 28 February 2014, organised by BALH and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Developing a website and downloadable mobile application, and constructing a monument (unveiled April 2014) commemorating a First World War soldier from New Zealand.
This September 2015 voyage – Athens to Istanbul – remembers New Zealand nurses lost on the Marquette and Australian nurses on Lemnos treating the casualties of the battles of August 1915.
The Douai Hockey Club and Le Coquelicot - Following their Footsteps are jointly organising a U15 international youth hockey tournament to mark the First World War centenary.