Libraries and museums across Sutton are staging events to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Saturday 1st – Friday 28th November.
Cheam Library Exhibition: ‘The Role of Women During WWI’
Using a combination of photographs, original newspaper articles and other materials, this exhibition charts the incredible change to the role of women during the era of World War One.
Cheam Library
Church Road, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8QH Tel: 020 8644 9377.
Exhibition is free.

Wed 5th November 
The Friends of Wallington Library and Gardens present
‘1914 and All That’
A talk by Amanda Hill
11.30am-12.30pm Free admission

Two thirds of 1914 was peaceful, but the year has come down to us as the ultimate signal of war. So much excellent coverage of Sarajevo and after, has been assembled for by book and by film, but I have put together little stories and forgotten facts, international, national and even parochial, to give a picture of the year as a whole.
Wallington Library
Shotfield, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0HY Tel: 020 8770 4900
Thurs 13th November
The Great War Poetry Workshop
7.30 – 9.30pm

Led by professional poet Stephen Smith, with additional guidance from Sutton Writers Circle and using the artefacts in Honeywood Museum’s War to End All Wars exhibition as inspiration, this practical workshop will concentrate on creative methodologies, exploring perspective, form and figurative language, and will lead participants to the preliminary drafting of a poem.

Stephen Smith has worked as a University lecturer, a writer in Residence, a Creative Writing tutor in Adult Education and as a lecturer in literature, history and philosophy for the WEA. His critically acclaimed collection, The Fabulous Relatives, won a major Eric Gregory award.

This event is FREE, but pre-booking is requested by ringing 020 8770 4297
Honeywood Museum
Honeywood Walk. Carshalton. SM5 3NX. Tel: 0208770 4297