Saturday, April 12, 2014

London At War: events series in May

"With walks, workshops, lectures and talks, this special events series explores some of the unexpected dimensions of the city during the two world wars. The series takes place across May and is open to all. It is convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre and some of the museums, archives and galleries which make up its History and Heritage Adult Learning Network (HHALL)." 

“Our events are generally free and open to all (though some may require pre-booking); we welcome anyone with an interest in history.”

Including (relating to WW1):

·         7 May         National Maritime Museum: Drawing the War, Tour of Queen’s House war art display:

·         8 May         Keynote Lecture: Jerry White, ‘London in the Great War. Celebrating the publication of Professor White’s Zeppelin Nights: David Sizer Room, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS.

·         12 May       King and Country (1964), film screening, Birkbeck College

·         13 May       Sex in the Wartime City 1914-1918, guided tour: an evening of walks and talks, exploring shadowy, forgotten worlds...

·         19 May       'After the Battle': Soldiers' Homecomings in Poetry and Prose. Birkbeck

·         22 May       The politics of the Imperial War Graves Commission 1917-1939, Michèle Barrett

·         15 May       Taking London’s wartime pulse.’ Londoners’ health archive talk.

·         20 May       Shell-shock, celluloid and WW1: The discomforts of being a spectator. Waterstones, Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ

·         20 May       Archives and war workshop at  Bishopsgate Institute

·         23 May       The war-torn City 1914-1918. London Metropolitan Archives, talk and tour
Flyer with programme  [most events are to be booked in advance; not all are free].

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