'Civic Award Winners 2016 for outstanding contribution to Arts and Entertainment'
In 2014, Global Fusion Music & Arts, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Charlton Triangle Homes and supported by: Charlton House, Firepower Museum, the Greenwich Heritage Centre and Greenwich Heritage Trust, put together a programme to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1.
GFMA put together a photographic exhibition ‘Then and Now’ in Charlton House during November, which was then extended for three months and then moved to the Greenwich Heritage Centre. The Exhibition focused on photographs from the WW1 period from around the Greenwich borough and with images taken from the same location and angle 100 years later.
Working with four schools and six classes GFMA workshop leaders led the children in drama based on WW1 and songs from the World War One period. The children performed these dramas and songs on Armistice Day Tuesday 11th November 2014 in Charlton House.
A play ‘All About The Boys’ written by Robert Fanshawe, was produced by GFMA and performed on Friday 14th November 2014. The play based on the last days of the life of Wilfred Owen...
GFMA World War 1 Project
The Mayor of
Royal Greenwich with some of
the children after the performance
GFMA Singing workshop leader
Chris Harrison leading the children
in WW1 songs on 11th November
Years 4 groups from Thorntree and Charlton Mannor Schools on 11th November 2014 performing for Armistice Day at Charlton House
Actors on stage 14th November 2014 performing the play 'All About The Boys' by Robert Fanshawe
Children from Cherry Orchard Primary School visiting the mock up of the WW1 trench in Woolwich Barracks
One of the images from the 'Then and Now' Exhibition in Charlton House now available here on this website
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