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.
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.
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.’