4-11 November : Armistice Centenary Week in the church
featuring the re-installation of the original There But Not There, the silhouettes of Penshurst’s 50 WW1 fallen by Martin Barraud
All welcome to each event – all FREE entry
Sunday 4: 12 noon Reinstallation of There But Not There by Martin Barraud with pupils of Penshurst Primary School
Friday 9: 7.30 pm A centenary war scrapbook – bring & tell your own family stories, letters, poems of WW1
Also featuring music, drama and a conversation with artist Martin Barraud about the origins and national spread of There But Not There
Sunday 11: 10.45 a.m. Remembrance Sunday Service including the Roll of Honour and Two Minute Silence
6.00 p.m. Special Candlelit Armistice Evensong
including the world première of anthem ‘They Are the dead – There But Not There’,
sung by the Penshurst choir, composed by Penshurst organist Robert Hessey, to words arranged by Penshurst historian David Lough
Evensong will finish by 6.45 pm, in time for everyone present to attend the 7.00 p.m. Beacon lighting outside the Village Hall and then the event that follows inside.
There But Not There will be open inside the church every day from dawn to dusk between its installation on 4 November and dusk on Saturday 17 November. If you visit, you are asked to consider a donation, to be shared between Remembered, the charity established by taking the silhouettes nation-wide to raise money for military charities, and Penshurst church.