Cornwall Remembers project presented a wide-ranging, ambitious and innovative series of arts and education-centred events to mark the centenary of the start of World War I, engaging with people from all walks of life and other organisations throughout the county. This included music, art, poetry, film, lectures, seminars, and an education project with schools, ‘Cornwall’s Schools Remember’, that included performing arts workshops and WW1 heritage research. The climax of the project was a full week of events culminating in two performances of Britten's War Requiem.
The National Lottery funded the huge range of activities and events held as part of the project, including Ivor Gurney recitals, talks from Michael Portillo, late night film screenings of “All Quiet on the Western Front”, “Gallipoli” and “Regeneration, an art exhibition and workshop with local schools.
The project brought the community together to commemorate the First World War, whilst also engaging people of many different backgrounds and ages in fun, creative arts movements.