A unique, breath-taking visual experience

Published on 7th November 2018

Promotion for centenary projection onto Municipal Offices

Following our morning service at 10.55am, join us again on Sunday 11 November, between 5pm and 8pm for a powerful projection of imagery and sound.

Our final commemoration event is a powerful, thought provoking and poignant projection of WW1 imagery and sound that will light up the Municipal Offices, marking 100 years since the signing of the Armistice Agreement. Please come along to the Promenade to experience this unique free 15 minute projection, which will be shown every half hour from 5pm until 8pm. This will follow the service of remembrance and civic parade which takes place at the same location, at 10.55am.

Take a look at a sneak preview of the projection, ahead of the main event.

The projection has been produced for Cheltenham Remembers by Evenlode Productions who say:

“Evenlode Films have produced a sensitive and impressionistic artistic vision of WW1 which will play in a 15 minute loop giving the opportunity for all to see. Without giving too much away, we have had the pleasure of filming our local child star actor Mark Lester, the Royal British Legion and our local Artillery Re-enactment players. We have used local people for most of this huge project including the beautiful award-winning horse ‘Cord en Bleu’ from the Cotswold Trail Riding Center, who symbolically represents the demise of 8,000 horses. This is a huge and exciting production and there is much behind the scenes work in producing a project of this scale. We have a team of animators working on various parts of the storyboard alongside five of the very best students from the University of Gloucestershire. This Trailer is just 30 seconds of something that will take your breath away for 15 whole minutes and brought to you in immersive, surround sound giving you that 3D experience.

The music has been composed and produced by Tim Mountain who has really thought about it being accessible to people of all ages. After all, 100 years ago, the national focus was on young men going to war, so as an appreciation of that, a rap sequence to the spoken word of local voice artist JDPL will feature. You will also experience a big cinematic Hollywood score and an emotive classical piece for string quartet and piano that includes our very own Cheltenham Ladies College Choir. In consideration of our Cheltenham born composer Gustav Holst, who composed the famous Planet Suite during the First World War WW1, we have included a short section of Mars, the bringer of war to represent his musical contribution.”

Road closures for Royal Well Road, Crescent Terrace and Promenade will be in place on Sunday 11 November for the remembrance service from 10am until 1pm and between 4pm and 8pm on the Promenade for the Cheltenham Remembers projection onto the Municipal Offices.