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The Poppy Retake / From Shadows of War and Empire - EXHIBITION PREVIEW

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335 Stretford Road

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World War I’s involvment and impact on European Colonies - an exhibition in two parts:

THE POPPY RETAKE
video art installation by Kooj Chuhan
Will wars ever end? Was World War One’s ‘Lest We Forget’ a deluded slogan by Europeans who endured enormous suffering yet ignored even greater calamities for their colonies? Is war in fact the default future human addiction as global economics, culture and inequality spell more conflict forever? The Poppy Retake raises these questions, combining music and drama within a character-led art installation, an endless loop deconstructing what such wars now mean.

'From the Shadows of War and Empire' exhibition

From the Shadows of War and Empire
documentary exhibition by Southern Voices
During WWI European powers brought their colonies into the war, took resources from these countries (people, materials and finance) and took the war to ‘fronts’ outside Europe – this fact is more or less ignored. We examine the impact of 1914-18 on certain colonised countries from the viewpoint of the colonised peoples themselves. We focus on India, West Indies, German and British East Africa, and Nigeria, their situation as colonies, the impact of the war on them and on anti-colonial struggles.

at Z-Arts Gallery, 19-28 April 2016
335 Stretford Road Manchester M15 5ZA 0161 226 1912
Open daily 9am-9pm except Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday closed

PREVIEW: Tues 18th April 6pm
Speakers: Susan Chieni, Kirit Patel / Poetry: Afshan D’Souza-Lodhi / Music: Serge Tebu & Emmanuela Yogolelo. FREE ENTRY but booking advised: www.poppyretake.eventbrite.com

WORKSHOP + ARTIST’S TALK: Sat 22nd April 2pm - with Southern voices members, and the artist Kooj Chuhan

Full details about The Poppy Retake at www.metaceptive.net/poppy-retake

More about From the Shadows of War and Empire at www.southernvoices.org

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