2016-17 Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony for the Never Such Innocence 2016/17 Poetry, Art and Song competition took place on the sunny afternoon of Thursday 25th May 2017 at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks. Children traveled to the event from all over the world – the first place winner of the age 9-11...

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NSI at Canada House

We were very kindly hosted at Canada House, by HE Ms. Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom, for our gala dinner on Thursday 23rd March 2017.  We were joined by friends and supporters to celebrate the wonderful work created by children and young people to commemora...

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2015-16 Awards Ceremony

Never Such Innocence held the 2015/16 Awards Ceremony at the House of Lords on Monday 16th May to celebrate the winners of our national poetry and art competition. We successfully engaged over 1,600 children from more than 100 schools in commemorating the First World War through poetry and art...

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Pilot Competition Awards

Never Such Innocence held an Awards Ceremony to recognise the wonderful work and overwhelming success of our Poetry and Art Competition. The law firm Jones Day very generously hosted us in their auditorium. We were thrilled by how many of our winners had made the journey to Londo...

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A Night At The Ivy

Never Such Innocence held a special night at The Ivy in London on the 16th February 2015. The event aimed to raise awareness about Never Such Innocence’s educational initiatives , as we approached the close of our pilot poetry and art competition  for schoolchildren...

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Pilot Competition Launch

Never Such Innocence launched the pilot poetry and art competition alongside the official opening of Marylebone Boys’ School (MBS) in September 2014. To encourage participation we produced a 56-page resource book to act as a teaching aid and inspire young people to engage with the...

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NSI & Belgium

The Belgian Ambassador and his wife kindly hosted a wonderful event for Never Such Innocence, on Thursday 4th December 2014, as part of the Belgian Embassy’s ongoing First Wold War commemorations. The event was held at the Ambassador’s beautiful residence on Belgrave Square and the evening beg...

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NSI Launch

Never Such Innocence launched on 14th and 15th May with a remarkable theatrical performance, blending poetry, prose and music from the Great War, compiled by Dr Martin Stephen. The production included extracts from letters and diaries of Field Marshal Sir John French, who commanded the British Exp...

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2017-18 Roadshow
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FWW Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme
Esprit Tour Services
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JCG Foundation
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2016-17 Awards Ceremony
NSI at Canada House
2015-16 Awards Ceremony
Pilot Competition Awards
A Night At The Ivy
Pilot Competition Launch
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