Our events

To mark the start of WWI in 1914, we are organising a week of public events. Please join us as King’s remembers.

Candlelit memorial service

Date: Monday 4 August
Venue: St Luke’s Chapel, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Held in the hospital’s beautiful chapel, this candlelit service will feature hymns, wartime songs performed by Camberwell Community Choir and readings by staff, past and present. There will also be a sermon by the Bishop of Woolwich. Space in the chapel is limited, so please book your place by calling 020 7848 7915 or emailing kchinfo@togetherwecan.org.uk

Talk: Pioneering techniques: healing body and mind

Date: Tuesday 5 August
Venue: Boardroom, Hambleden Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, 6 - 8.30pm

A joint event with South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust. The first half of the talk will focus on the pioneering treatment of soldiers’ physical injuries at King’s, and will be given by cranio-oral and maxillofacial surgeon Robert Bentley. The second half of the talk will be given by SLaM's Professor Edgar Jones, who is an expert on shell shock. Refreshments will be available.

To attend, please email Joanna Nurse at Joanna.nurse@nhs.net or phone 020 3299 4682.

An evening of wartime music

Date: Thursday 7 August
Venue: Bandstand, Ruskin Park, Denmark Hill, 6 - 8pm (music from 6.30 - 7.30pm)

Relax in a deckchair and join us for a free concert of musical favourites from WWI, performed by the Ruskin Park Concert Band in the park’s beautiful Edwardian bandstand. Sing-a-longs encouraged. Teas and cakes will be available, or bring your own picnic. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

Re-dedication of the memorial garden

Date: Friday 8 August
Venue: Orpington Hospital, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, 2 - 3pm

The garden’s clock tower – the last original feature of the Ontario Military Hospital – will be restored and a plaque will be unveiled by the Deputy Commissioner for Canada and our Chair, Professor Sir George Alberti. Join us to remember the thousands of Canadian soldiers cared for at the hospital. Followed by afternoon tea.

Numbers are limited. Please email Joanna Nurse to reserve a place Joanna.nurse@nhs.net or phone 020 3299 4682.