01 February 2017

Salonika Remembers

The CWGC, working in partnership with the British Council in Greece, has launched an exciting new project aiming to mark the centenary of the Salonika Campaign 1915–18 – Salonika Remembers.

The CWGC remembers those from across the world who lost their lives and are buried and commemorated in CWGC cemeteries in Northern Greece. The CWGC cares for the graves and memorials of more than 18,000 Commonwealth war dead, and some 400 of other nationalities at 25 sites across the country.

Salonika Remembers invites schools to visit and explore the CWGC cemeteries at Mikra, Salonika Lembet Road, Doiran and Karasouli and the individual stories of those servicemen and women who are buried here in Greece, and to respond creatively to this experience through poetry, music and art.

Working with Never Such Innocence, a UK charity dedicated to engaging young people in the history of the First World War through the creative arts, we will be holding a series of workshops for teachers in Greece in 2017.

To register your interest and find out more about the project, please visit the British Council in Greece website.

Deadline for expressions of interest: Sunday 26 February 2017

In 2016, we ran a pilot workshop at the CWGC Phaleron War Cemetery near Athens with I.M.Panagiotopoulos School. Watch the video created by the students and teachers who took part in the workshop.