Library to host festive war story performance

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This Sunday will see the story of the Christmas Eve truce of 1914 told at a special performance at Fleetwood Library.

Silent Night will be performed by Theatre in the Quarter from 2.30pm.

It recounts the events of that historic evening on the Western Front when, in the quiet of a temporary lull in the gunfire, voices from both sides of no-man’s-land were heard to start talking and singing.

The story is told from the point of view of a group of soldiers from Cheshire and the families they left behind.

It features original music, archive images and popular songs of the time.

The production is suitable for everyone aged 10 and above.

All tickets cost £4. Light refreshments are included.

Silent Night is part of Remembering WW1, a special season of commemorative performances for the centenary of the start of the First World War.

It is organised by Lancashire County Council and Spot On, a rural touring arts network.

For more information and to book tickets, phone 0300 123 6783 and ask to be put through to Fleetwood Library.

To find out more about commemorative events across the county, visit www.lancashireww1.org.uk.

Fleetwood Library is part of Lancashire County Council’s library service.