100: The Day Our World Changed

The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Wildworks Theatre Company are working together to make 100: The Day Our World Changed. This will be a unique day of remembrance and commemoration to mark the outbreak of World War 1. The day will re-tell and re-live the lives of the brave men who went to war and the families they left behind. It’s a day for the community, about the community and involving as much of the community as possible.

They say we die twice, the first time when our body dies and the second time when our name is remembered for the last time.’

On 3rd August 2014, in Cornwall, this dawn to dusk powerful and emotional experience will move from the harbour in Mevagissey to the sweeping fields of Heligan. It will involve stunning visual images, memorable new music, WildWorks theatre makers and many local people of all ages coming together and creating a day of remembrance against a ‘living stage’ of traditional practices and poppy fields at The Lost Gardens.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan


Event Schedule – Sunday 3rd August 2014

The event officially starts mid morning in Mevagissey, but there will be complimentary activity happening beforehand. Highlights include the calling of the World War 1 fallen men at Gorran, St. Ewe and Mevagissey memorials at dawn (an intimate and special experience for the residents of those parishes).

St Andrews Church in Mevagissey will be holding a Christians Together Service of Commemoration at 9.30am. All welcome.

Mevagissey Harbour

10.45am Introduction to the Centenary of the start of World War 1… We are then transported back to events 100 years ago

11.30am Live music, community memory art installations and a WW1 recruitment station.

12.30pm Naval Reserve departs village led by the Town Band

1pm Audience makes its way up into the Heligan Estate, to the Harvest marquee and bar for Tea Treats in Valentines Field, children’s games and live music.

2pm – 5pm
• Choirs and bands on Edwardian Bandstand on Flora’s Green
• Steam Rides
• Punch & Judy at the Steward’s House
• Exclusive access to the grounds of Heligan House, courtesy of the residents
• Productive Harvest in full swing, then & now
• The stories of the Lost Gardeners are told throughout the gardens

5.30pm Time for Chapel – The Band Stand, Flora’s Green

6pm A view into the past from Beacon Field

7pm Procession to West Lawn Poppy field and Finale

The Lost Gardens of Heligan


Essential information

Free admission to both performance sites

The Lost Gardens of Heligan will be open between the normal times of 10am – 6pm. The grounds of Heligan House will open to the public between 10am and 5pm.

Please wear practical footwear, bring rugs to sit on and your usual outdoor theatre requirements. No brollies please.

Contact WildWorks for further access information and to let us know if you’re a wheel chair user

You’re advised not to bring dogs (excepting Assistance Dogs)

Site closes at 8.30pm, including car parks

Heligan parking, £10 per car – cash only

The Lost Gardens of Heligan


How To Get Here

The closest station is St Austell and there is a Sunday bus service to Mevagissey & The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Normal Mevagissey parking arrangements, except no parking on the Quay

The best way to move between the two sites is the Cycle Trail 3 / Public Footpath link, entirely off road between Mevagissey and Heligan.


The Lost Gardens of Heligan



Food & drink will be available all day throughout the site

Heligan Tea Room opens from 7:30am

Our Harvest Marquee & bar will only accept cash.



The Lost Gardens of Heligan


Further event information

An event guide will be on sale in advance from local outlets including the Heligan shop.

For further details and updated information, please call 01726 845100

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