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First World War centenary

First World War centenary

A list of some of the events marking the 100th anniversary
 of the Great War

No more war
A project to research and tell the stories of conscientious objectors, organised by the Peace Pledge Union, who are looking for participants in a range of capacities.
For more information call 020 7424 9444 or visit www.ppu.org.uk/nomorewar

Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War
An exhibition of the acclaimed Christian painter’s work as a war artist, at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. Entry is £9, but free for unwaged people.
From 15 February to 15 June 2014.
For more information call 01243 774557
or visit www.pallant.org.uk

Sanctuary from the Trenches
An “immersive experience” in which Dunham Massey Hall in Cheshire relives its days as the Stamford Military Hospital. Open from Saturday to Wednesday, from
1 March to 11 November 2014.
For more information call 0161 941 1025 or visit 
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

International Conscientious 
Objectors Day
Peace groups will meet in Tavistock Square, London, at noon, for a commemorative event. Organisers hope the day will be marked similarly around the country.
15 May 2014.
For more information call 020 7424 9444
 or visit www.ppu.org.uk/nomorewar/coday.html

Pilgrims for peace
A week-long celebration of 100 years of nonviolent peacemaking, forgiveness, compassion and reconciliation with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, at Iona.
From 17 to 23 May 2014.
For more information call 0161 941 1025 or visit 
www.for.org.uk

Methodism and Conflict
The Wesley Historical Society’s annual conference will explore Methodism’s response to conflict, at High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire.
From 26 to 28 June 2014.
For more information visit
 www.wesleyhistoricalsociety.org.uk/events.html

First World War galleries
The Imperial War Museum (IWM) opens its new First World War gallery, London and an exhibition at IWM North, Manchester.
From July 2014.
For more information call 020 7416 5000 (London) 0161 836 4000 (Manchester) or visit www.iwm.org.uk

Empire, Faith and Kinship: The Sikhs and the Great War
An exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9 July to 20 September 2014.
For more information call 020 7898 4046 or visit www.soas.ac.uk/gallery
Service of reconciliation
Led by the Community for Reconciliation,
at St Chad’s, Rubery, Worcestershire.
Sunday 3 August 2014.
For more information call 01562 710231 or visit cfrbarnesclose.wordpress.com

Candlelit vigil
A vigil of prayer and reflection at Westminster Abbey, with the last candle being extinguished at 11pm. Organised by the government, who may replicate it around the country.
Monday 4 August 2014.
For more information call 020 7222 5152 or visit www.westminster-abbey.org

Service of commemoration
A service at Glasgow Cathedral to recognise the contribution to the war by members of the British Empire.
4 August 2014.
For more information call 0141 552 8198 or visit www.glasgowcathedral.org

War No More vigil
A silent vigil by Christian peace groups on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, from 12 till 2pm.
4 August 2014.
For more information call 020 7424 9444 or visit www.ppu.org.uk/nomorewar/vigil.html

Vigil for those shot at dawn
An all-night vigil in Norfolk, with candles lit for the 306 soldiers. Led by the Ecumenical Society for Peace. Details tbc.
Monday 4 August.
For more information visit
 www.societyforpeace.org.uk

The War to End All Wars?
 The anti-war perspective
A day of lectures held at Priory Street Centre, York, “to counter romantic, populist, nationalist propaganda, and
bad history which serve to facilitate future wars”.
Saturday 1 November 2014.
For more information call 01904 621133

Remembrance Day meal and reflection
At the Community for Reconciliation, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, 7pm.
11 November 2014.
For more information call 01562 710231 or visit cfrbarnesclose.wordpress.com

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This article was published in the February 2014 edition of  Reform.

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