Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

M Shed Event Great Success

23 Feb 2015

Over 125 people attended the Black and Asian Perspectives on the First World War event held at M Shed as part of the Moved by Conflict programme on 14 February. There was also a choir present.

Audience members

Audience members

Over a million men from the British Empire died alongside Europeans in the First World War, yet their stories are little known. People from Africa, India, Australia, the West Indies, Canada and New Zealand. This free, informal day of pop-up talks, screenings and performance addressed this hidden loss.

Contributors included: Shawn Sobers, Ros Martin, Edson Burton, Charles Booth, Kent Fedorowich, and Yanet Ramirez.

The day ended with everyone singing revolutionary songs, led by the Red Notes Choir.

Most of those attending were from Bristol, but people also came from Bridgewater, Exeter, Birmingham, Gloucester, Slough, Weston, Cardiff, Lewes, Bath… Paris and Stockholm.

Someone tweeted: ‘Best event in Bristol I’ve been to in years.’

Audience members

Audience members

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