A four-year programme commemorating the First World War will come to a close on Remembrance Sunday at Tatton Park, Knutsford. When the Light Goes Out is a free performance which includes lightshow and a promenade experience through the grounds of the park. At dusk, a specially-commissioned light artwork titled Keeping Watch will be projected onto the mansion house, turning it into a vast, ticking timepiece featuring the letters from hundreds of school children written to a WWI soldier. As the cogs and dials of the clock rotate, telegram messages and snippets of 1918 newsreels will be seen across the building. The promenade will feature choirs, stories, and monologues – presenting a montage of sombre reflection. The extinguishing of the commemorative flame, which has burned at Tatton Park since 2014, will bring the event to a close. Put together with the help of hundreds of Cheshire residents, this family event reflects on the hardships, losses, and untold stories of the county in WWI.

Sun 11 Nov, Tatton Park, Mereheath Drive, Knutsford, WA16 6QN, Tel: 01625 374400, 4pm – 6pm, FREE, events.tattonpark.org.uk

Sun 11 Nov
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Tue 30 Oct 2018