First World War conference offers Armistice commemoration with a difference

3rd November 2016

Individuals and local interest groups will share their First World War research at a unique one-day conference taking place in Perth.

Offering an Armistice commemoration with a difference, the Perth and Kinross Remembers First World War Conference will also feature celebrated local author and broadcaster Trevor Royle. The one-day event takes place on Saturday November 12th at Perth’s AK Bell Library.

Perth and Kinross Remembers, organised by Culture Perth and Kinross, is a five-month season of war-themed art and events which runs until February 2017. In keeping with one of the season’s objectives, the conference is supporting and promoting local First World War projects carried out by local societies, history groups and enthusiasts, schools, artists and community ventures.

The conference will be held at AK Bell Library in Perth (a change from the former venue, St. John’s Kirk). It takes place the day after the launch of Next of Kin, a touching new exhibition about war’s effect on the families and communities of those who served, taking place at Perth Museum & Art Gallery in association with National Museums Scotland.

Nicola Cowmeadow, Local History Officer with Culture Perth and Kinross, said:

“The conference acts as a forum for groups and individuals to present their work and research to an interested and enthusiastic audience. Interaction and having a local angle is key with Perth and Kinross Remembers and we believe that this event will reveal some real nuggets in terms of local stories and expertise. The addition of Trevor Royle, a renowned journalist, author and expert on the two World Wars, is sure to make this unmissable for anyone interested in the First World War.”


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