Summer anti­war events and exhibitions

The radical centenary of the first world war will include actions, films and workshops

June 9, 2014
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Jenny NelsonJenny Nelson is a Red Pepper web editor.


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The Great War: myths and realities

6 August 2014 – 19 December, Working Class Movement Library, Salford

The exhibition introduction states: ‘We will not remember the “lost” or the “fallen”. We will remember 16 million dead whose lives were not given but were taken from them by politicians and generals’

‘The World is My Country’ tour

Summer – winter 2014, across UK

Peace News will tour with speakers and a poster project celebrating last century’s war resisters.

Not Our War book launch

18 June, London

WWI opposition came from liberals, socialists, anarchists, soldiers and others. Editor Anthony Zurbrugg will be at Housmans introducing a book that brings together these diverse voices.

Entry £3

Real WWI films

29 June – 9 November, Newcastle

The Star and Shadow will host Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory and seven other English and foreign-­language films, plus a discussion. Entry is £5 per film with £3.50 concessions and no one turned away.

Peace News summer camp

31 July – 4 August, Suffolk

Workshops will range from ‘Life after capitalism’ to ‘Make cake, not war’ at the sixth edition of this family­ friendly event, which aims to embody the values of a just society.

Wool Against Weapons action

9 August, Berkshire

In ‘a day of creative and direct action outside the Atomic Weapons Factories in Berkshire’, activists will unravel a collectively ­knitted pink peace scarf that’s miles long.

Find more events listed by No Glory in War and Stop the War Coalition.peace news poster


Jenny NelsonJenny Nelson is a Red Pepper web editor.