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Voices of the First World War: community projects from Birmingham and the Midlands

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06/10/2018 11:30 am - 6:00 pm 3 locations in Birmingham on four dates: 6, 20 October and 1, 3 November 2018

November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice of the Great War. To commemorate this, the Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre and the Library of Birmingham are hosting an exhibition showing the work that has been carried out by regional community organisations since the commemorations began in August 2014. The exhibition will focus on untold stories or new knowledge that has surfaced through the work of communities, which have enriched and added to our knowledge about the First World War.

Highlights include:

  • Films produced by local theatre and arts companies that address difficult subjects like the soldiers who were executed for desertion and cowardice
  • History of the football teams formed by ‘munitionettes’
  • Creative responses to changing attitudes towards disability during and after the war
  • Artistic work made by young people who researched the changes in society that came as a result of the war 


Saturday 6 October 11.30-15.00 - Indian Community & Identity: From WW1 to today with Believe In Me CIC Heritage Learning Space, Library of Birmingham
Booking: eventbrite.com/e/indian-community-and-identity-from-first-world-war-to-present-tickets
Saturday 20 October 14.00-16.00 - Stories of Omission: Conflict and the Experience of Black Soldiers event with Recognize Black Heritage & Culture
The Gallery, Library of Birmingham
Booking: eventbrite.co.uk/e/stories-of-omission-conflict-and-the-experience-of-black-soldiers-tickets
Thursday 1 November, 11.30-12.30 and 15.00-16.00 - The Play House presents Lest We Forget
The Gallery, Library of Birmingham
Booking: eventbrite.com/e/the-play-house-presents-lest-we-forget-tickets

Saturday 3 November, 16.00-18.00 - AFTERMATH: animations exploring war, conflict and loss by Animate Projects 
Centrala,158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT
Booking: eventbrite.co.uk/e/aftermath-animations-exploring-war-conflict-and-loss-tickets-50746914387

Further information

Visit our 'Voices of War & Peace section'.

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