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100 years on SS Mendi tragedy commemorated

This week saw a number of high profile events to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi with the loss over 600 men of the 5th Battalion the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC) and 30 crew members. The tragedy was among South Africa’s greatest...

Pocahontas 2017 launched by US Ambassador

Big Ideas Company are proud to announce Pocahontas 2017: a public season marking the 400th anniversary of the presence in England of an extraordinary Native American woman who lived and died at the collision of two very different worlds. Her compelling story enables...

Communities marking the Somme Centenary through Living Memory

On 18th November 2016, the final day of the Somme Centenary more than 150 representatives 
of Living Memory groups met at Brookwood Military Cemetery to share their experiences of the Living Memory project. The event had a special focus on the Somme casualties buried...

India Remembers and the launch of Living Memory 2016

Big Ideas Company were in India in April developing the project India Remembers with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the United Service Institution. The Big Ideas Company team presented the project to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at India Gate in...

Join the Living Memory Team

Big Ideas Company are currently recruiting six new members of staff to join our team and work with us to deliver the Living Memory project in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). The Living Memory project remembers the 300,000 war graves or...