A festival which will mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice which brought the First World War to an end is being held in Sutton this weekend.

The Sutton New Town Festival of Remembrance, at St Barnabas Church Hall in St Barnabas Road, is scheduled for November 10.

It will have a range of poetry, musical performances, songs, and stories which aim to remember some individuals involved.

There will be some material provided by historian Fiona Carey alongside her team of volunteers.

They have been researching the stories of men from Sutton New Town who were killed during the war.

Later during the festival there will be a short act of remembrance and a “communal commitment to work for peace.”

St Barnabas Church is organising the event in collaboration with the Sutton New Town Community Festival Trust.

It will be held at 3pm and finish an hour later.

A Civic Act of Remembrance (Centenary) is being held at Christchurch with St Philip, in Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park, on Remembrance Sunday.

Starting at 10am, the service will be conducted by the church's vicar Rev Stephanie Nadarajah.

A remembrance service will follow at the war memorial in Central Road and, as a result, surrounding roads will be closed during the event.