The Last Post 

The Last Post is a mass participation project that will see communities across the UK playing the Last Post on a variety of different instruments to remember lives of World War One. 

Across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you can register an event and join "Last Post fortnight" between 4th & 18th November to share local First World War stories, play music from the era and perform the Last Post as a tribute.

The Last Post is is a powerful ceremonial call which participants can make their own as part of a shared community experience. At every event it will be played to remember a group or individual connected to the area - not just on bugles but on any instrument from pianos to bagpipes, guitars to drums. 

How do I get involved in The Last Post?

It's now easier than ever to plan and register your event.


The Last Post project is delivered by Superact which is providing free resources to support participants including:

  • A song book of songs from 1914

  • Resources to help research local history

  • Tools to help organise a free community event

  • A Last Post Plaque to display in community spaces to mark involvement in the project (some funded, others charged)

  • Some events may be eligible for expenses payments. Please make requests for expenses on the registration form and we will contact you directly. Should expenses be provided, the event must be free to members of the public.