Fitting tribute to fallen

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AN event to discuss how to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War take place tomorrow.

2014 marks the centenary since the start of the war which had a devastating impact on the region.

This month, a series of open meetings are being held across the North East to discuss how organisations are planning to commemorate the unique role of North East people and communities in the war.

History societies, museums, schools, libraries, archives, professional and amateur arts bodies, local authorities and other interested organisations are invited to come along to begin a discussion about how the region can work together.

Projects are already being developed across the North East including exhibitions, events, concerts, heritage trails, plays and music commissions.

The meetings are an opportunity to find out more about some of these activities, make links with potential partners and hear about sources of funding for new projects.

Suggestions on ways of marking the sacrifice and loss made can also be herad.

A meeting takes place tomorrow in the Jack Crawford Room at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, from 10am.

All are welcome.