Leicester pop-up Military History Live

Series Name Helion Publishing and Documentary Media Centre partnership
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 4 - 6 June 2015
Venue The Old Library Café & Galleries, Leicester Adult Education College 54 Belvoir Street, Leicester LE1 6QL
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free

A programme of events from 4–6 June 2015, including talks by Neil Finn from University of Leicester Archaeological Services and supported by The Leicester Centre for Hate Studies.

Thursday 4th June

6.00-8.00pm Hansom Hall

Book launch for ‘Mud, Blood & Determination: The History of the 46th (North Midland) Division in the Great War’ by Dr Simon Peaple.

Friday 5th June

11.00am: Walking tour with Steve Bruce, Leicester Blue Badge Guide ‘Leicester’s Edwardian Summer’: book your free place at the Visit Leicester centre.
1.00pm Lunchtime Cafe Talk: War Memorials (20 minutes) by Abigail Wattam, History Tutor at Leicester Adult Skills & Learning Service (LASALS)
5.00-7.00pm Evening Talks in Hansom Hall

Talk 1: Christmas Truce 1914, Dr John Sutton, Leicestershire
Western Front Association.
Talk 2: WW1 Mavericks, David Humberston, Leicestershire Western
Front Association.

Saturday 6th June: 10.00am-5.00pm 1st floor Media Room

Talks Programme: 20-30 minutes including Q&A

11.00am The 1645 Civil War Siege of Leicester: History & Archaeology, Neil Finn (ULAS)
11.45am Tank Battles, Abigail Wattam, History Tutor at LASALS
12.30pm The Leicestershire Regiment in the South African War 1899-1902, Dr Christopher Brice
1.15pm The Hosiery and Knitwear Industry in Leicester....the effects of war, Dr Bramwell Rudd
2.00pm The Holocaust, Julian Harrison – includes short documentary ‘Maybe something, Maybe tomorrow’, Nick Bannister | Talk supported by The Leicester Centre for Hate Studies, University of Leicester
2.45pm Sidney’s War: Schoolboy memories of WW1, David Humberston
3.30pm ‘Operation Anaconda’ Shah-i-Khot Valley – documentary film of first conventional battle of 2002 U.S. Afghanistan invasion, Dodge Billingsley, Combat Film & Research (51 mins)

Show and Tell
Bring along family mementoes and our experts will attempt to tell you their story.

‘Cafe Conversations’
Including Conscientious Objectors, the Leicester Home Front, Shot at Dawn, Internees … and many more.

On Display

  • 1st Polish Armoured Division in WW2, Jan Jarzembowski
  • D-Day US Rangers Father Joe Lacy: Richard Keenan, Invictus History
  • WW1 & WW2 Tommy & kit: Andy Ball, Tommy Atkins Society
  • WW1 Art Exhibition: Tim Fox Godden, including display by Ministry of Mugs
  • WW1 Tigers: digital photo archive, Jonathan Capwell
  • LeicesterShire Western Front Association: Dr John Sutton
  • Regimental Mobile Recruitment Team, Royal Anglians
  • Shared Pasts, Shared Futures: WW1 Project, Alan Curtis, SDSA
  • Sikhs, Hindus & Muslims in WW1, Dr Margaret Bonney, St Philips Centre
  • ‘Together We Won The War: We Were All There’: stories from the recent TREC (The Race Equality Centre) exhibition
  • 1st/4th & 1st/5th Battalions, Leicestershire Regiment 1914-1919: John Taylor, Western Front Association
  • How Saxby Street Got Its Name, WW1 and the people of Highfields + Memories in Conflict Collective – Penny Walker
  • Redcoats and Revolutionaries: American War of Independence, Alan Ball

Schools’ WWI Poster Exhibition

Facilitated by Historic England: please visit the Lower Gallery to view the pupils’ artwork.

‘Life in War’ Photographic Exhibition

Provided by Charnwood Arts – visit the Lower Gallery to view a documentary exhibition about life in Afghanistan by internationally acclaimed Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi.

Helion Publishing

An opportunity to purchase new and existing titles from the ‘pop-up’ bookshop.

Blue Badge Guide Walk

Steve Bruce: ‘Leicester’s Edwardian Summer’: Friday 5th June – book your free place at the Visit Leicester centre.

Cafe Space

‘History Cafe’ hosted by a Century of Stories: Leicestershire County Council – Amanda Hanton www.centuryofstories.org.uk

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