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Legacies of the First World War Festival: Women & War Evening Event

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Legacies of the First World War Festival is hosted by the Arts & Humanities Research Council WW1 Engagement Centres.

The festival in Glasgow on August 30 & 31 will be dedicated to reflecting on public history and heritage with a focus on women's experience of war, exploring the different types of collaborative work that has been done around WW1 subjects since 2014, and to thinking about future/potential collaborations and how community organisations and academics can continue working together to explore all aspects of the past.

The festival will enable participants and attendees to better understand the challenges and opportunities of collaborative work around history, heritage and commemoration. A series of panel discussions, informal workshops, film screenings, and performances will provide an informal and friendly forum for stimulating conversations around co-produced knowledge and critical responses to history and heritage.

We welcome community organisers, heritage and creative workers, academics, local historians, and members of the public.

Friday evening's event will focus on live performances and the screening of short films.

The University of Glasgow WW1 Commemoration Group will perform the Women's Peace Crusade song and show some short films from their 'Words of WW1' project, which dramtized a series of war poems from a variety of female authors.

Singer, composer and performer Louise Jordan will share songs she has written in response to women’s contributions to the First World War. Since touring her project ‘No Petticoats Here’ about extraordinary women of the First World War, Louise has been commissioned by UK Parliament’s Vote100 project to respond to the impact of women’s FWW on the Representation of the People Act and by Dreadnought South West to develop lyrics around their Rebellious Sounds Archive of contemporary activism. Louise has also led National Lottery Heritage Funded projects supporting young songwriters to engage with local archives and write their own original songs about women’s First World War experiences.

During the performance, Louise invites you to sing along with her (optional) and to share your own thoughts about the ways music and the arts can help public engagement with heritage, through her interactive mind-mapping activity.

The event will also include the premiere of Versailles 1919: Return of the Dangerous Women, a new film which focuses on the International group of anti-war women who met in Zurich in 1919 while negotiations of the Versailles Peace treaty were underway. These women had first met during the campaign to win women the right to vote and had subsequently united at the Hague in 1915 in attempt to end the Great War. By 1919 many women across Europe could vote: now this group of campaigners urged women to use their newly-won right to vote for peace.

Directed by Charlotte Bill, Versailles 1919 was made by Clapham Film Unit and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Funded by the European Commission, the film can be seen as the third part in a trilogy tracing the activities of women who fought for peace and suffrage.

Drink & canapes from 6.30pm, the event begins at 7pm.

Register for the day events here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/legacies-of-the-first-world-war-festival-women-war-tickets-61996978632

View the full festival programme here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XNVP6l9B8bG1Hi8JeVD4hlM-MrJ4R-Ih/view?usp=sharing


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please visit the CCA website for information, https://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre, voices@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

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