How the First World War has shaped society: new exhibition

Peace day celebrationsBetween 27 July 2018 and 31 March 2019, a new, free exhibition at the Imperial War Museum will explore how the First World War has shaped the society we live in.

Below is an overview of the programme of exhibitions and immersive live music, performance and public debates:

Lest we forget?

27 July 2018 to 24 February 2019WM North

From a cancelled national monument, to symbols sewn in to football shirts, explore the causes and controversies of remembrance from challenging new perspectives.

Renewal: life after the First World War in photographs

21 September 2018 to 31 March 2019IWM London

Through a rich collection of over 130 black and white photographs, discover the resilience and ingenuity of the human spirit.

African Soldier

21 September 2018 to 31 March 2019IWM London

Artist John Akomfrah uses footage from IWM’s extensive archive to tell some of the lesser-known stories of the First World War.

I was there: room of voices

21 September 2018 to 31 March 2019IWM London

An immersive sound installation highlighting personal stories of the Armistice.

To find out more, go to Making a new world   

Image: the British contingent of the Victory Parade in Whitehall passing the Cenotaph on Peace Day, 19 July 1919 © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans