To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on Monday 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection. That single light could be the light from your television or laptop or mobile phone if you’d like to follow what’s happening around the country. Or a light placed in a window to show your participation to people passing by.
“The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”
~ Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, August 1914
People can take part in whatever way they choose, either individually or by attending one of the many events being organised around the country for a collective experience.
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