The Last Post 

The Last Post is a First World War centenary project bringing communities across the UK together to play the Last Post on a variety of different instruments at commemorative musical events. 

Running in its first year from 4th to 18th November 2014, over 250 communities hosted events that saw the Last Post played on guitars, pianos, harmonicas and more.

Taking place across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland many different community groups took part to remember the World War One generation from their area.

How do I get involved in The Last Post?

The Last Post project has now completed for 2014. You can view pictures and videos from events on our gallery page.

Check back here to find out how to be part of the project in 2015. 


The Last Post project is delivered by Superact which provided a range of free resources to help participants plan their event 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)

  • Event expenses to help with prohibitive costs.