On Monday 4th August, in memory of those boys, young men and women from Hertfordshire in ‘The Great War’ the Rex was honoured by Royal command to be the County’s venue to mark the beginning of “the war to end all wars”100 years ago to the day. Commissioned by the Lord Lieutenant at the Queen’s request for every county to mark the centenary of the 1st World War, our special event included familiar songs from the era performed by OVO theatre co (pictured with and without Tunnocks). The highlight, Howard Guard’s film, was introduced by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire The Right Honourable Countess of Verulam.
His 35 minute short ‘A County At War…’ was exquisite. Haunting, heartbreaking and lifting, it was beautifully researched, shot and narrated. Howard Guard has given me permission to show the film at the Rex whenever we wish. Hence, it will be screened again with ‘How We Used To Live’ on Thurs 18th Sept. Don’t miss.