A unique free event of Commemoration for all the family at Kendrew Barracks in Rutland

DSC_0671As part of the Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland’s commemoration of the centenary of World War I, and by kind permission of 49 (East) Brigade Commander and the Head of Establishment for Kendrew Barracks, Arts for Rutland hosted a large scale community arts event at Kendrew Barracks on Sunday 15th June 2014 (Fathers’ Day).

The event embraced both the army and the wider Rutland community in a range of cultural activities linked by the theme of “Mobilisation”. The principal art forms were music, drama, visual art, and commemorative displays.

Please browse the website to get a flavour of the event.


If you came to Mobilisation we would love to know what you thought about it. If you completed a form on the day, thank you, but if not we would value a few minutes of your time to do so now – please click here

Performance and display elements

  • World Première of a newly-commissioned set of songs ‘Wildflower Meadows’ by a massed choir of Primary School pupils, organised by the Rutland Music Hub
  • An aerial dance performance ‘Rites of War’ by Gravity & Levity
  • Performances by Rutland Concert Band and Rutland Sinfonia and other local choirs and bands
  • The Chilwell Military Wives Choir
  • The Band of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Performance by amateur dramatic groups
  • Displays by locally resident and army artists co-ordinated by Rutland Open Studios
  • Displays and demonstrations by local cadet forces and other youth groups
  • Displays relating to the history of WWI and regimental displays
  • Displays demonstrating the relationship between the army and the community in 1914 and in modern times

Outline of the event

The area in which the event was held included two main performance areas for music and dance, and throughout the site Army tents hosted a range of activities for all the family including themed activities for children.

The Programme

Printed programmes were available on the day – click here to see a copy.

Dr Laurence Howard OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland
Lt Col Steve Lonnen MBE, Head of Establishment, Kendrew Barracks
Peter Lawson Esq DL, Chairman, Arts for Rutland

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