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June 2018

Children and Youth on the Move

June 21, 2018 - June 23, 2018

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July 2018

‘But It Still Goes On’ – by Robert Graves

July 10, 2018 - August 4, 2018

The world premiere “This generation’s no good, no good at all. They don’t possess any deep emotions. They don’t know what passion is.” In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, a world premiere from the author of Goodbye To All That and I Claudius, Robert Graves’ “post-catastrophic comedy”, But It Still Goes On, directed by Fidelis Morgan, plays at the Finborough Theatre as part of the Finborough Theatre’s THEGREATWAR100 series commemorating the centenary of the First World War. London…

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Heritage Lottery Fund 1-on-1 Advice Sessions

July 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road
Watford, WD17 1JZ United Kingdom
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  Wednesday 18th July, 11.00am – 3pm. Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road Watford, WD17 1JZ If you have any ideas for a heritage project or would like to learn more about our funding please get in touch and book a 1-on-1 slot, it would be great to talk to you about your ideas or to answer any questions that you might have about our funding. Book a slot and email Sally Page, Development Officer; sally.page@hlf.org.uk Find out more about…

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Harwich Haven: Surrender & Sanctuary

July 27, 2018
Free
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August 2018

Heritage Lottery Fund 1-on-1 Advice sessions

August 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Broxbourne & East Herts CVS, Sanville Gardens, Stanstead Abbotts SG12 8GA United Kingdom + Google Map
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Harwich Haven: Surrender & Sanctuary

August 24, 2018
Free
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September 2018

‘1918-2018: The End of the War & the Re-Shaping of a Century’, University of Wolverhampton (UK), 6-8th September 2018.

September 6, 2018 - September 8, 2018
University of Wolverhampton

Booking NOW OPEN! This international conference will be hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with the Western Front Association and the FWW Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers. It is further supported and sponsored by: the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s First World War Public Engagement Centres; History West Midlands; Helion & Company; and Battle Honours.   The event will spotlight the latest research on the events of 1918 as well as the…

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Reappraising the Representation of the People Act, 1918

September 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Room 013, Livesey House, 6 Heatley Street
Preston, PR1 2XB United Kingdom
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Free

Day Conference on Friday 14th September, 2018, Livesey Building, Room 013, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE 2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (RPA). Passed in the last year of the First World War, the RPA enjoyed all party support, in recognition of the contribution to the war effort made by women and some working-class men, previously excluded from the franchise. Although the RPA still excluded women under 30, it tripled the electorate and transformed British politics…

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Significant Figures: remembrance through making

September 25, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Wilson Studio, Oxmarket Gallery, St Andrew's Court
Chichester, PO19 1YH United Kingdom
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Mary Crabb, who was part of the First World War Basketry Then and Now project, is exhibiting in Chichester this autumn. For a glimpse of her work and remarkable vision, do watch Mary's films on Basketry.

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October 2018

The Important Man, Alphabetti Theatre

October 4, 2018 - October 6, 2018
Alphabetti Theatre, St James' Blvd
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4HP United Kingdom
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"If the people you cared about the most were in danger what would you do?" ‘The Important Man’ is about belief being tested, set at a time when the advances in scientific discoveries, like electricity, seemed as otherworldly as the supernatural. The story is set in the First World War, but will give you an insight into part of the war you probably haven’t heard of. There was a massive increase in people going to see fortune tellers - everyone…

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The Important Man, Teeside University

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Teesside University, Campus Heart, Southfield Rd
Middlesbrough, TS1 3BX United Kingdom
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"If the people you cared about the most were in danger what would you do?" ‘The Important Man’ is about belief being tested, set at a time when the advances in scientific discoveries, like electricity, seemed as otherworldly as the supernatural. The story is set in the First World War, but will give you an insight into part of the war you probably haven’t heard of. There was a massive increase in people going to see fortune tellers - everyone…

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The Important Man, Harrogate Library

October 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Harrogate Library, Victoria Ave
Harrogate, HG1 1EG United Kingdom
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£10

"If the people you cared about the most were in danger what would you do?" ‘The Important Man’ is about belief being tested, set at a time when the advances in scientific discoveries, like electricity, seemed as otherworldly as the supernatural. The story is set in the First World War, but will give you an insight into part of the war you probably haven’t heard of. There was a massive increase in people going to see fortune tellers - everyone…

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Voices of the Home Fronts: Reflections and legacies of the First World War

October 19, 2018 - October 20, 2018
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4AD United Kingdom
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Date and Time Fri, 19 Oct 2018, 09:30 – Sat, 20 Oct 2018, 18:30 BST Join us for a lively exchange of ideas at this two-day conference which, through the use of unusual and underused sources, such as material culture, will illuminate the histories of post-war societies, examine the impact of the Armistice on everyday life, and explore life and society in the immediate aftermath of the war from national and international perspectives. With keynotes delivered by Professor Sophie de…

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November 2018

Women, Children and War

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Minories, High street
Colchester, CO1 1UE United Kingdom
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We would very much like to invite you to First World War event – ‘Women, Children and War’ – which we are running as part of the War, Art and Reconciliation programme at The Minories, Colchester. The aim of the evening is to explore the war’s impact from less familiar perspectives - the domestic world of women and the games and play of the children growing up in its shadow. We have two excellent speakers talking about their highly original…

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Wheathampstead during the Great War 1914-1920

November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Memorial Hall, Marford Rd
Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8AY United Kingdom
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‘The Impact of the First World War on UCL’

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Darwin Lecture Theatre, University College London United Kingdom + Google Map

UCL Lunchtime Lecture: Georgina Brewis, ‘The Impact of the First World War on UCL’, 13 November 2018, 1pm-1.55pm, Darwin Lecture Theatre, University College London. Lunchtime Lectures are an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at UCL, in bite sized chunks. Speakers are drawn from across the university, and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. Lunch Hour Lectures take place 13:10 - 13:55, are free, and are open to anyone on a first-come,…

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Remembering 1918 at Galleywood Heritage Centre

November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Galleywood Heritage Centre, Margaretting Road CM2 8TR United Kingdom + Google Map
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We Will Remember Them

November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
St Mary’s Church, 49 Hemel Hempstead Rd, Redbourn
St Albans, AL3 7NL United Kingdom
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January 2019

Barnwell at War: Everyday Lives in Working-Class East Cambridge during World War 1

January 14 - February 25
Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street CB3 0AQ + Google Map

A six-week exhibition that comes from a collaborative project that Everyday Lives in War have funded.

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February 2019

The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the British soldiers of the First World War

February 22
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea
London, SW3 4HT United Kingdom
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Dr Rachel Duffett will discuss the role of food in the lives of soldiers on the Western Front, both as a physiological necessity and a source of psychological comfort. Food is essential for morale and physical performance, but also fundamental to emotional and social identities. This talk will explore its significance to the British Army on the Western Front, relating the story of military provisioning and examining the wider role of food in soldiers’ lives. For more information and to…

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March 2019

Legacies of the First World War Festival: Diversity

March 22 - March 23

22 & 23 MARCH 2019: Birmingham, Midland Arts Centre, Theme ‘Diversity’ This festival will explore WW1 and Diversity in all its forms For FREE registration, please visit our Eventbrite page at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/voices-of-war-amp-peace-first-world-war-engagement-centre-6924527751 We are delighted to announce the dates for our Legacies of the First World War Festivals, which will be jointly hosted by the five AHRC-funded WW1 Engagement Centres and held across the UK in 2019. We welcome community organisers, heritage and creative workers, academics, local historians, and members…

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April 2019

Jane Clegg (1913)

April 23 - May 18

by St John Ervine The first London production for over 75 years We are delighted to share the news that our Everyday Lives in War Centre is working with the Finborough Theatre in London this year again on a revival of a “lost” play from the period. This time it is Jane Clegg (1913) by the Ulster dramatist St John Ervine (1883-1971).  In later life he had the reputation of being a very grumpy, reactionary person but as a young…

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The First World War and its Legacy, National Festival

April 27 - April 28

COMMEMORATION, CONFLICT and CONSCIENCE is a year-long project, which culminates in a national festival in Bristol, 27-28 April 2019. The project looks at ‘hidden’ or lesser known stories of the First World War, legacy, peace- building & alienation from commemoration. We are: uniting existing community groups and researchers, focusing on their work to date & generating new research; showcasing existing artistic work and performances and fostering new creative projects. The project is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council…

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May 2019

Escaping the Doll’s House: Women, the Arts, War and Work 1910-1920.

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

To mark the launch of a new exhibition at the Women’s Library, London ‘The Sacred Year 1919: women and the professions’ and the new production, at London’s Finborough Theatre, of St John Ervine’s 1913 play Jane Clegg, a one-day event of talks and discussion on these and related topics is taking place at the Women’s Library. Speakers include Maggie Gale, University of Manchester, 'Women and Work in Performance, before and beyond the first world war.' Connal Parr, University of Northumbria,…

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Legacies of the First World War Festival: Shared Heritage

May 18 - May 23

18-23 MAY 2019: Northern Ireland (multiple venues), Theme ‘Shared Heritage’ This festival will explore the idea of Shared Heritage around WW1 Commemorations Registration (for free participation) not yet open – please keep checking back for updates We are delighted to announce the dates for our Legacies of the First World War Festivals, which will be jointly hosted by the five AHRC-funded WW1 Engagement Centres and held across the UK in 2019. We welcome community organisers, heritage and creative workers, academics,…

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