‘Legacies of the First World War’ Festivals 2019

21 February 2019 | Liz Robertson

In 2019 the five AHRC-funded WW1 Engagement Centers will host five Legacies of the First World War Festivals at venues across the UK

Each festival will have a unique theme and will be dedicated to reflecting on public history and heritage, exploring the different types of collaborative work that has been done around First World War 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 festivals 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, guided walks, and performances will provide an informal and friendly forum for stimulating conversations around co-produced knowledge and critical responses to history and heritage.

There is a limited budget for bursaries to cover the costs of community organisations being able to attend and present their work.

Please contact Ms Nicola Gauld at n.gauld@bham.ac.uk as soon as possible if you require a bursary as these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Festival Programme and Registration

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

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/voices-of-war-amp-peace-first-world-war-engagement-centre-6924527751

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

5-6 JULY 2019:
South Wales (multiple venues),
Theme ‘Community Activism’
This festival will explore Community Activism in WW1 Commemorations and the impact of Community-focused projects on Institutions

Registration (for free participation) not yet open – please keep checking back for updates

30 & 31 AUGUST 2019:
Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow Women’s Library,
Theme ‘Women and War’
This festival will look beyond the typical stories told about women’s involvement in WW1, which have tended to focus on munitions and nursing, to offer a more diverse and varied interpretation

Registration (for free participation) not yet open – please keep checking back for updates

7 NOVEMBER 2019:
Woburn House
Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, London
A final conference which will explore ‘Legacy, Impact and Next Steps’

Registration (for free participation) not yet open – please keep checking back for updates