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Stage, Screen & Trench: a Sussex story of WW1

Our 2016 roadshow and multi media exhibition looking at the real life entertainment personalities who later inspired the satirical musical “Oh! What A Lovely War”. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and linked to the Centenary Partnerships programme of the Imperial War Museum.

The project explored forgotten stories of the larger than life stars, celebrities and impressarios who used their talents to boost troop morale in the trenches.

Linked outreach projects included Turn That Frown Upside Down – delivered to schools in partnership with Heritage Learning Brighton & Hove, Brighton Dome, Theatre Royal Brighton and the West Pier Trust.

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