Hastings Remembrance Events 2018

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A new exhibition celebrating the people and movements that opposed the First World War is on display at Hastings Arts Forum.

Emily Johns, curator of “The World is My Country”, says the artwork features suffragettes and Maori princesses, disobedient soldiers and German munitions workers, as well as a non-violent Irish revolutionary.

"Over the past four years, the hundredth anniversary of the First World War has seen a tidal wave of events, books and commemorations" says the artist."However, one key aspect of the war's history has received little or simply no attention; the stories of how people in Africa, in Asia, Americas... opposed the conflict, and took action to stop it." 

Also, in the Old Town of Hastings, St. Clements Church will display a moving exhibition of Flanders Fields, including ghostly silhouette figures of soldiers. Among these figures, a crucifix fashioned from a World War I shell, loaned by the D-Day White museum is on show.

This Sunday a Remembrance Parade will take place in Alexandra Park at 11 o’clock, marking the time in 1918 when the guns fell silent and the war came to an end.

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