A SERIES of events is to take place at The Hive in Worcester as part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Programme to commemorate Armistice Day.

To be held at the history centre in The Butts on Friday and Saturday, November 11-12, they will also provide an opportunity for people from across Worcestershire to share their family’s First World War artefacts, stories and memorabilia with members of the World War One Hundred team.

Dr Adrian Gregson, the team's project manager said: “The activities and events taking place at The Hive on both the 11 and 12 November demonstrate the range of ways we are remembering World War One from film to stories to poetry. We hope our programme of remembrance activities reminds people of their own family history, and if anyone has any World War One artefacts or memorabilia they may have in their lofts and cellars please bring to The Hive to share with us.”

On Friday, November 11 local school children will join veterans and members of the public as The Hive falls silent at 11am. The end of the silence will be marked by poppies falling inside The Hive from floor three on to the World War One Hundred Bell Tent, which will be pitched inside the building for the weekend.

On the same day, Splash TV will be screening its 2013 documentary We Did Our Bit featuring testimony from eleven military veterans from the Second World War. The screening begins at 9.45am and tickets are £2.50 available from The Hive http://www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html , all ticket money being donated to the Royal British Legion.

Free remembrance events and activities will take place throughout Saturday, November 12 from 10am – 4pm. Discover History will take over the World War One Hundred Bell Tent as a VAD Nurse and First World War soldier bring the experiences of those who served on the front line to life. Fergus the Poet will be running two special workshops at 10am and again at 2pm encouraging people to create and perform their own poetry. In the Children’s Library at 10am and 3pm younger library users can enjoy storytelling with Flo of the Somme which focuses on animals in World War one.

Also on November 12 there will be two screenings of the UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme. Released by the Imperial War Museum, The Battle of the Somme was originally shot and screened in 1916, the first feature length documentary about war which changed the way both cinema and film were perceived by the public.

For further information on the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Programme, as well as full listings of events taking place visit: www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk or follow @WW1Worcs Events and booking information can also be found on The Hive events page: http://www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html