Centenary of the First World War

4th August 2014

Commemoration at the CWGC Cemetery, St Symphorien, Mons

Venue: The CWGC Cemetery, St Symphorien, Belgium

Event Description: HPower Group was contracted by The Department for Culture Media and Sport to produce the key official UK event to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. BBC Events broadcast live from the site in a two hour programme. Actors, choirs, and speakers from both Germany and Great Britain were brought together in a moving commemoration which was attended by Members of the British and Belgian Royal Families, the British and Belgian Prime Ministers and the German and Irish Presidents along with other dignitaries. Total readership and viewing figures for the event worldwide were in the many millions. HPower Group provided creative input, production, site management, technical management, logistics including security and transport, media management and Guest and VIP management.

Stakeholders: The Department for Culture Media and Sport, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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