The Redoubt hosts Great War events

Redoubt Fortress SUS-140226-093352001
Redoubt Fortress SUS-140226-093352001

To commemorate the centenary of the start of World War 1, the Redoubt Fortress is holding three spectacular evening of music, poetry, commentary and film, over three nights from September 12-14.

‘Remember – The Great War’ will be a commemorative event exploring the significant milestone in world history.

Directed by Peter Pyemont, the centenary performance will allow the local community to remember World War One accurately by broadening our understanding of the conflict, bringing together the whole community.

The event will include local choirs, choral societies and schools who will participate and the occasion will form the focal point of Eastbourne Borough Council’s programme of World War One commemorative events.

‘Remember – The Great War’ plays host to two special guests with David Dimbleby as guest speaker on Saturday and then a special performance by opera singer Dame Felicity Lott on Sunday.

The evenings will raise funds for two significant charities: The ABF (The Soldiers Charity), the Army’s principal welfare charity which in times of need, provides financial and practical support to soldiers, former soldiers and their families from both the regular and volunteer reserve forces, irrespective of where or when they served their country, and St Wilfrid’s Hospice, which provides free hospice care to around 1,000 patients every year.

Doors open at 6.30pm giving guests the opportunity to look at First World War items and school work produced by local children in response to the items.

Tickets are £10 for Friday night, £15 for Saturday and Sunday evenings or £30 with Champagne reception – call 410300 or see

Cllr Carolyn Heaps said, “This event will have a fantastic community atmosphere while raising money for two charities.”