The Last Post

The Last Post is a mass participation project which is taking place in cities, towns and villages across the UK in November 2014.

Hundreds of people will unite in communities around the nation to remember the impact that the First World War had on their local community and play music from the era as a mark of commemoration.

At every event, the Last Post bugle call will be played to remember someone in their community, not just on bugles but on any instrument from piano to bagpipes, guitar to steel drums. It is a powerful ceremonial call which Last Post participants can make their own as part of a shared community experience.

To support participants in the Last Post project, Superact is providing free resources including:

  • a song book of songs from 1914

  • resources to help you research your local history

  • tools to help you organise a free community event

  • a Last Post Plaque to display in your community to mark your involvement in the project

  • expenses will available to a limited number of events

Last Post events this year will take place across the UK in November 2014.

The Last Post project is delivered by not for profit organisation Superact and supported by The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department of Communities and Local Government.

All community groups are welcome to be part of The Last Post project this November including schools and scout groups, history associations and hospitals, community groups and churches… families and friends.

How do I get involved in The Last Post?

  • Join in now to gain access to The Last Post Tool kit which will provide you with more information on The Last Post project and ways in which you can get involved

  • Once you have read the tool kit and are ready to register your event – please then complete the full Last Post Fortnight Registration Form which you will be sent a link for. 

  • Then start planning your Last Post event! The steps are as follows:

    • Get together with others in your community

    • Research local First World War heritage

    • Hold an event to share your heritage during Last Post fortnight

    • Play the Last Post yourselves using traditional, or our new arrangements at the event