Thousands of volunteers took part in a UK-wide event on Friday 1 July 2016, as a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. 19,240 men were killed on the first day of the battle in 1916 – the bloodiest day in British military history.
we’re here because we’re here saw around 1400 voluntary participants dressed in First World War uniform appear unexpectedly in locations across the UK. Each participant represented an individual soldier who was killed on that day one hundred years before.
Working as the Assistant Producer of the Scottish leg of the project, I recruited participants, set up the hub spaces for the production team and performers, and aided the evaluation process.
You can read more about the project here.