The next phase of Evesham’s permanent creative lighting trail will launch this month to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The Lights Up! event, which will be held from 6pm to 7pm on Sunday, November 11, will launch the lights at the War Memorial in Abbey Park, Evesham. Guests are asked to meet at the bandstand and to take a torch or candle.

Designed and installed by Ridge, Maynards and Architainment, the lights will commemorate 100 years since the end of the conflict.

A short service will be held, conducted by Rev Andrew Spurr, as well as performances from Deborah Rose, Martin Riley and the children from Broadway School.

Guests will also be able to view the new, contemporary film and sound installation, The Hut of Silence, afterwards which remembers Evesham’s sacrifices in the First World War, drawing upon the memories and reflections of local people.

Lights Up! is part of Wychavon District Council’s Enlighten project, a permanent lighting trail which will use high-tech modern LED lights to illuminate iconic buildings.

Wychavon has been awarded funds from Planning contributions, Evesham Town Council and Worcestershire County Council.

An exhibition will be held at Evesham Library throughout November which will showcase the community engagement work Wychavon has been doing. It will showcase collages based on the river, stained glass designs on acetate, coats of arms, a textile wall hanging, poetry and more.

Students from The De Montfort School in Evesham have also made a short animation about Evesham’s history. Entitled ‘Evesham Sham Ow Bist’, the animation explores the various elements of the town’s past.

Permission has also been granted by the church faculty and Historic England to install the new lights to The Bell Tower, including the fourth new light, and these will launch on December 15 from 5.30pm.