Come to Langley Park Boys Beckenham for our 3-week WW1 Centenary Commemorative Arts Festival 16 June to 6 July. Open to all the community!

See some of our key festival events below. We have so much going on in June and July to mark the WW1 centenary and we hope you’ll join us, as a member of our local Beckenham & Bromley community, for a range of events and spectacular displays! All of these events are open to the local community.

Flyer for programme here: Langley Boys WW1 Festival flyer

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Including 600 beautiful poppies made by 600 pupils and a reconstruction of a WW1 battlefield trench.

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– An Opening Gala event in the magnificent Performance Hall on Monday 16 June, to be attended by the new Mayor, Cllr Julian Benington, & Mayoress of Bromley, of music, poetry and dance with presentations about why WW1 still matters, with a screening of a short film about pupils’ visit to the battlefields in February. Retiring collection for The Royal British Legion.

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A FREE daily ‘pop-up’ museum (open to the public every lunchtime 12.50-2pm) and 45mins before each evening event (no need to book, just turn up) – an amazing archive, curated by the School’s student History Association, of local stories and artefacts

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A FREE political cartoon workshop on Sat 21 June 2-5pm – a ‘hands-on’ activity for all the family, plus learn about how cartoons were and are used as propaganda – refreshments & home-made cakes available (no need to book, just turn up).

There are terrific rain storms as the British attack the Germans

A FREE screening of ‘Paths of Glory’ (PG), Stanley Kubrick’s acclaimed film about WW1 starring Kirk Douglas in one of his finest performances – tickets going fast! Under 16s welcome.

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– A Bandstand Live outdoor performance by our outstanding young musicians and Bar-B-Q on Friday 20 June!

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– A guest performance by The Matchbox Theatre of West Wickham on 25 June!

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Steven Spielberg’s spectacular ‘War Horse’ on 26 June on our BIG screen – Under 16s very welcome. £8/5.

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– Plus a celebration of women in WW1 in song, drama and dance from Langley Park School for Girls on 2 July

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– Finishing on Sunday 6 July with a spectacular performance (2 at 3pm and 6pm) of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by LPSB Community Choir, BYMT Adult Choir (over 200 singers) and BYMT Sinfonia. Retiring collection for Help for Heroes.

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– Refreshments and bar available 30mins before every evening event and in the interval – FREE parking

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PLUS many other great events at Langley Park School for Boys, South Eden Park Road, Beckenhamdetails and booking here: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/lpcpa

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