Declarations

On the 80th Anniversary of the declaration of war between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, in association with University of Lincoln and BBC Radio Lincolnshire, announces an important commemorative project – Declarations.

Through a series of interviews with Lincolnshire residents, to be collated between September 2019 and Spring 2020, Declarations will collect testimonies from those alive during the Second World War about their contemporary hopes for the future and set them alongside subsequent generations’ own declarations of ambition, love, peace, and intent. 

Then on Friday 8 May 2020, to mark the 75th anniversary of VE and the eve of the declaration of peace, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and BBC Radio Lincolnshire will replay these People’s Declarations across the city of Lincoln and the county, through live and sited recordings, immersive recreations and broadcast radio. Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and BBC Radio Lincolnshire will be capturing declarations from September 2019 via declarations@bbc.co.uk and through Declaration Drop-Ins, which will be listed below.