PEOPLE with family ties to the First World War are invited to share stories, memories and artefacts.

The Royal Shakespeare Company is holding the event on Saturday, March 8 as part of its series of activities to remember the centenary of the Great War and its production of the Christmas Truce.

Share your stories or begin researching your family history from 10am to 3pm at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

There will also be the chance to meet the director of the production Erica Whyman and writer Phil Porter, along with other people from the company who are keen to learn more about Warwickshire and the surrounding area's connection to the First World War.

For more information, go to or call the box office on 0844 800 1110.