Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Last Post - Funding available

Superact is proud to launch a new First World War centenary music project: The Last Post

We are looking for passionate and dedicated community groups from all backgrounds to come together to explore their own First World War heritage, remember the impact that the First World War had on their local community and play music from the era as a mark of commemoration.

Community groups taking part will be inspired and supported to research and share the stories of local people and places from the war and then hold a commemorative event.  At every event, The Last Postceremonial call will be played in a variety of styles to remember an individual or group whose life/lives changed forever during the First World War; not just on bugles but on any instrument from pianos and cellos to guitars and drums.

Your Last Post event will need to take place between 4th - 18th of November and would be part of an ongoing project across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We will support you with access to The Last Post Tool Kittraining on how to research your First World War heritage, tips on how to host an event and ongoing advice and guidance.

To register your interest please follow the link: 

Last Post events are not supposed to be costly, and to ensure that everyone can take part, Superact (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) is offering expenses for events, ranging from £50-£200.  

If you require financial assistance please register before the 30th September 2014. Any registrations after this date will not be eligible for financial support but can still access the resources and be part of the project.

If you require any further information I am happy to discuss the project over the phone or please drop me an email.

Kind regards


Dates for training:

London - 10th September

Manchester - 11th September

Exeter  - 16th September

Leeds - 17th September

Glasgow - 18th September

Birmingham - 23rd September

Dungannon - 24th September

Cardiff - 27th September



  • Your event must take place from between the 4th- 18th November
  • It must mark and commemorate the First World War Centenary
  • If you require a contribution towards expenses for your event from Superact, we ask that you tell a little bit about how this funding would help in the registration form and also we ask that any events we provide expenses towards, should be free to members of the public.
  • Only events taking place in the UK will be eligible to take part in The Last Post in 2014.
  • Your event can be ticketed if you do not require any financial assistance from Superact.


Nicola Toms

Project Manager

Superact CIC 

m: + 44 (0) 7743 59 34 39

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