The evening sun setted an hour or so after the ceremony at the Menin Gate. On Sunday, 30 July 2017, at 9.40 pm a multimedia commemorative event produced by the BBC started in the market square. This unique event will told the story of the First World War in the Ypres Salient, with a special reference to the Third Battle of Ypres, the Battle of Passchendaele. The historical Cloth Hall was used as the central ‘screen’.
The sound and light show used not only original archive materials, such as photographs, works of art, film and audio materials, but also special animation. One example was the recorded interviews with veterans, soldiers who actually fought in Passchendaele.
The event also included live performances by British military bands, choirs, solo musicians and actors. The highlight was the projection on the Cloth Hall to create the Cloth Hall in its destroyed condition 100 years ago.
The preview for this exceptional event was held on Saturday 29th July and the event itself on Sunday 30th July. Both were free accessible.
Page made by Filip Van Loo.