Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience Festival – Programme Announced

Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience Festival - 2019
Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience Festival – 2019

Details have been announced of the programme of talks, films, performance, exhibitions etc taking place as part of the Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience Festival. The main festival weekend is Saturday & Sunday 27th & 28th April but some exhibitions are on at venues across the city for a longer period and there are some linked events taking place before and after the weekend.

Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience is a national festival which looks at hidden or lesser known stories of the First World War, legacies of the conflict, peace-building and alternatives to officially sponsored commemoration. Topics considered include: the Shot at Dawn campaign; conscientious objection to military service; strikes; mutinies, desertion and absenteeism; colonial experiences and impacts; women’s peace activism; treatment of veterans; a century of opposition to war; alienation from commemoration.

At Bristol’s M Shed museum, the weekend festival (27th-28th April) will bring together community groups, local historians, academics, campaigners, activists and performers from across the country. The festival includes exhibitions, performances, printing workshops, talks, films, song and music, community projects, a puppet walk and puppet show.

The main festival website has details of all the events

Details of all the talks at M Shed on 27th/28th April are on the website here

Details of all the films being shown on 27th/28th April at M Shed are
on the website here

Details of the evening events on 27th April at the SouthBank Club are
on the website here

More events are being added so keep looking at the web site.

You can follow the festival on Facebook here and on Twitter here

For more information email rememberingrealww1@gmail.com

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