History walk – ‘Canting Humbugs’: Resistance and reaction in Bristol during World War One

Date: , 2018
Time: to
Price: Donations
With: Silu Pascoe, Roger Ball, Colin Thomas, Jeremy Clarke
Series: Remembering the Real WWI
Note: This event was not organised by BRHG.
This 1.5 hour history walk led by members of the Remembering the Real World War One history group explores resistance to the conflict in Bristol. From mass meetings of trade unionists opposing intervention in the war, to the struggles against conscription and the role of Conscientious Objectors this walk uncovers hidden histories and dispels some myths along the way. It also considers the divisions that arose amongst comrades in the labour movement, Socialists, Christians and those fighting for […]

Otherstory puppet show: Taking a Holiday

Date: , 2018
Time:
Price: £5/£3
With: Otherstory, Lois Bibbings
Series: Remembering the Real WWI
Taking a Holiday tells the amazing story of the secret beneath a Bedminster bike shop. It is a story of struggle in wartime – full of intrigue, escapes, comradeship…and bikes. What does it mean to be a refugee and on the run in your own country? Who will give you a bed for the night, a job… or a means of escape? A table top and shadow puppet show based on the true stories of ordinary people in 1916/17, and the hidden history of the resistance to the war machine. Otherstory will be performing […]

Film Screening: Niemandsland – No Man’s Land – Hell on Earth

“One of the most effective anti-war films ever produced” New York Times

Date: , 2018
Time:
Venue: The Cube, BS2 8JD
Price: £5/4
With: Humberto Perez-Blanco
Series: Remembering the Real WWI
During World War One, five soldiers from different nations end up together amongst ruins in no man’s land and decide to stick together. Shot in 1931, this is the first international ‘talkie’, with music by Hans Eisler, the composer of “The Threepenny Opera”. One of its main characters was played by Lewis Douglas, a black American actor, and this made the film especially hateful to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels who ordered every copy of the film to be destroyed. But one survived, hence the […]

Film Screening – Greece: The Hidden War

Part One – The Battle for Athens

Date: , 2018
Time:
Venue: The Cube, BS2 8JD
Price: £4/3
With: Jane Gabriel, Theo Papadopoulos
Series: Miscellaneous 2018
miscellaneous 2018 poster
This documentary series on the Greek Civil War of 1946-49 was made for Channel Four in 1986. Wikipedia records that it “gave rise to the biggest uproar in the history of British television; the series was banned, all but one copy destroyed …”. Jeremy Isaacs, in his book ‘Storm over 4: A Personal Account’ (published 1989) writes in defence of the series that, “Greece: The Hidden War did not lie”. Presented by the Bristol Radical History Group, programme one will be introduced by Jane Gabriel, the […]

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