North Lanarkshire's War - 'The Battle of The Somme' film screenings

North Lanarkshire's War - 'The Battle of The Somme' film screenings

Friday, 1 July, 2016 - 12:00
Across North Lanarkshire

This year, Imperial War Museums (IWM) and Culture NL are working together to show the UNESCO listed film 'The Battle of the Somme' to audiences across the world.  Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and film was perceived by the public. In the year of its release around 20 million people, almost half the population of Britain at the time, watched 'The Battle of the Somme' many hoping to see the image of a loved-one, or friend captured on film.  One hundred years later this unique film from IWM’s collection is being shown to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. For more information about the First World War Centenary Partnership’s plans to commemorate the Battle of the Somme visit

Daily screenings of the film 

To mark the duration of this deadly battle, 'The Battle of the Somme' will be played every day from the 1st July until the 18th November 2016 at 11am. Join us for the screenings and pay your respects to those who fought.

  • Café, Summerlee Museum, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, ML5 0QD * Standing only
  • Local Studies Room, North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU

Library screenings

Join us in your local library to watch this ground breaking film. A display of local men who served in this conflict from each area will be shown after each screening.

Airdrie Library                                         11-16 July (2pm)

Bellshill Cultural Centre                          8 July (10am and 2pm)

Chapelhall Library                                  18-24 July (2pm)

Condorrat Library                                   21 September (1pm)

Motherwell Library                                 20 July (10am & 2pm)

Stepps Library                                       6 September (10.30am)

Wishaw Library                                      6 October (from 9.30am)

For more information please visit