Festival of Remembrance marks centenary of First World War Armistice

Published 23rd October 2018

Tickets are now available for Sandwell's annual Festival of Remembrance service which will be held at West Bromwich Town Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 10 November - the eve before Remembrance Sunday.


This year's service will be especially poignant as it marks the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Joy Edis, who will be attending the festival said: “It’s very important we remember the sacrifices made in the two world wars and more recent conflicts.

“It's fitting that this year’s special Festival of Remembrance event takes place on the eve before Remembrance Sunday - which this year marks the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War and – and sees many Remembrance Sundays services and parades taking place across Sandwell.”

Members of The Boys’ Brigade, Girl Venture and Eaton Valley Primary School, along with local soloists Janice Williamson, and Laura Stanford from West Bromwich Operatic Society with Black Country Brass will perform at the festival. 

The 481 (West Bromwich) Squadron Air Training Corps will perform the guard of honour and take the salute at the start of the festival.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Admission is by ticket only – free tickets are available online from The People’s Box Office or by calling 0121 569 2616.

More information on the many ways Sandwell is commemorating the centenary of the end of the Great War