Ways to remember

On the centenary of the outbreak of war, we reveal some of the commemorative events around the country
Life Lines Workshops on how to conserve documents from the First World War. You can also discover more about family members involved in the war at the University of Nottingham’s archive.
Where Lakeside Arts Centre and the Djanogly Art Gallery: 0115-846 7777, www.lifelineslakeside.org.uk
When Until 8 August

Steve Hurst: War Toys War historian and sculptor Steve Hurst exhibits a series of sculptures with the theme of con‹ ict, past and present.
Where Pangolin London: 020-7520 1480, www.pangolinlondon.com
When Until 23 August

Plants, People And The Products Of War: A Centenary Tribute This exhibition in Kew’s Library explores the gardens’ involvement in the war, and its impact on the local area.
Where Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 020-8332 5414, www.kew.org
When Until 29 August

Common Cause: Commonwealth Scots And The Great War An exhibition exploring the stories of the Scottish diaspora and Commonwealth nations during the war. It features key objects borrowed from the UK, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Where National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh: 0300- 123 6789, www.nms.ac.uk
When Until 12 October

The Great War: Personal Stories From Downing Street To The Trenches A lecture accompanies an exhibition showcasing letters and diaries written during the war by soldiers and civilians linked to Oxford University.
Where Bodleian Library, Oxford: 01865-287400, www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
When Until 2 November

Goodbye Piccadilly: From Home Front To Western Front This major exhibition reveals the untold story of the London home front during the First World War.
Where London Transport Museum: 020-7379 6344, www.ltmuseum.co.uk
When Until 8 March

Next Of Kin A selection of personal objects showing how Scottish families coped with the absence of loved ones, and how they remembered them.
Where National War Museum, Edinburgh: 0300-123 6789, www.nms.ac.uk
When Until March 2015 (followed by a national tour)

First World War Galleries The Imperial War Museum’s groundbreaking new galleries tell the story of the war through the eyes of people in Britain and its empire.
Where Imperial War Museum, London: 020-7416 5000, www.iwm.org.uk
When From 19 July

Commemorating WW1 And 100 Years Of British And Allied Forces In support of several military charities, this event features a variety of activities and exhibits from 1914 to the present day, with a field of remembrance, a full-scale Spit¡fire, Army jeeps, a ¡ eld hospital and a Marine climbing wall.
Where Metrocentre, Gateshead: 0191-493 0200, www.intumetrocentre.co.uk
When 2 to 5 August 2014

WW1-Events-02-590From left: DFC and DSC medals; the new trench at London's Imperial War Museum; learn about the people from Kew who took part in the war

Efforts And Ideals: Prints Of The First World War A display of lithographs printed to boost support for the war effort by the Ministry of Information in 1917; themes include the role of women.
Where National Museum Cardi : 029-2039 7951, www.museumwales.ac.uk
When 2 August to 7 January

Forgotten Fighters: The First World War At Sea An exhibition telling the personal stories of members of the Royal Navy who fought at sea.
Where National Maritime Museum, London: 020-8858 4422, www.rmg.co.uk
When From 2 August

Candlelit Remembrance Meal A candlelit supper followed by a remembrance service; apply ASAP.
Where Durham School, Durham: 07885-814672, www.counties.britishlegion.org.uk
When 4 August

Everybody’s Darling: The First World War Nurse Learn about the hundreds of nurses doing courageous work on the front line via a display of personal objects.
Where Museum of East Anglian Life: 01449-612229, www.eastanglianlife.org.uk
When 4 August to 16 November

Ashfield’s Medal Winners Of WW1 Local historian and author Lynn West recounts the lives of those from Ashfield who won gallantry medals during the war.
Where Sutton-in-Ash• eld Library: 01623-556296, www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk
When 9 August

Great War Iconography: Stone-Carving Workshop Learn how to carve the iconography marking the graves of the 300 servicemen who lie in Arnos Vale.
Where Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, Bristol: 0117-971 9117, www.arnosvale.org.uk
When 10 August

Wartime At Croft A series of talks and tours telling the story of Croft Castle during the First World War.
Where Croft Castle and Parkland, Leominster: 01568- 780246, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle
When 23 August to 12 October

Interpreting The Light And The Dark: Drawing Workshop Artists Derek and Anne Johnson reveal how to create beautiful tonal drawings – based on the subject of horses in conœ ict – using charcoal.
Where Grosvenor Museum, Chester: 01244-972197, www.cheshirewestmuseums.org
When 6 September

Normanby Park Auxiliary Hospital An evening talk featuring photographs telling the stories of wounded and recovering soldiers, nurses and staff of Normanby Hall from 1914 to 1919.
Where North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe: 01724-720588, www.northlincs.gov.uk
When 11 September

WW1-Events-03-590Durham Cathedral, venue for the Durham Light Infantry Reunion

Durham Light Infantry Reunion: First World War Centenary Commemoration Service A special service led by the Dean and Bishop of Durham.
Where Durham Cathedral: 0191-386 4266, www.durhamcathedral.co.uk
When 14 September

Woodborough Village Poppy Walk A guided walk in Woodborough Village, ending with tea and cakes at the Women’s Institute.
Where Woodborough War Memorial: 0115-901 3715, www.gedling.gov.uk
When 17 September

Poetry Workshop Poet Paul Conway offers guidance to visitors writing their own poetry inspired by the war.
Where Redbridge Central Library, Ilford: 020-8708 2414, www.redbridge.gov.uk 
When 27 September

Philharmonia Orchestra: First World War Commemoration Concert A matinee concert conducted by Nicholas Collon, featuring pieces that reœ ect upon the appalling carnage of the war.
Where Southbank Centre, London: 0844-875 0073, www.southbankcentre.co.uk
When 12 October

Opening of Flanders Fields Memorial Garden The opening ceremony of The Guards Museum’s Flanders Fields 1914-2014 Memorial Garden will be attended by members of both the Belgian and British Royal families. Invitation only, but the public can observe nearby.
Where The Guards Museum, London: 020-7414 3428, www.flandersfieldappeal.com
When 6 November

Remembrance Sunday: Britten’s War Requiem The Royal Choral Society performs Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, composed in 1961.
Where Royal Albert Hall, London: 0845-401 5034, www.royalalberthall.com
When 9 November

English Chamber Music Concert The Goldfield Ensemble performs a series of pieces connected to the war in this Armistice Day concert.
Where Stapleford Granary, Cambridge: 01223-849004, www.staplefordgranary.org.uk
When 11 November

We Will Not Kill: Conscientious Objectors Of The First World War Author Ann Kramer discusses the lives of the First World War’s 16,000 conscientious objectors, and what led them to act against violence.
Where Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings: 01424- 451052, www.hmag.org.uk
When 15 November

When Dai Became Tommy A look at the personal stories of miners who went to war as tunnellers.
Where Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon: 029-2057 3650, www.museumwales.ac.uk/bigpit 
When 14 February to 6 September