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We Will Remember Them: Leicester

  • Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester University Road Leicester LE1 7RH (map)

This exhibition and spoken word event commemorates forgotten commonwealth troops and brings to the fore the hidden histories of soldiers from Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia, as part of an exhibition that is touring to venues and communities in Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and London.   

2018 marks the centenary of WWI, and it is important to remember that Empire troops fought in the most infamous battles of the war, including Ypres and Passchendaele. 

Join us to celebrate at this public event which features original artwork from Barbara Walker and Keith Piper, presentations, unique photographs and talks from Dr Corinne Fowler (co-founder and Director of the Centre for New Writing), Dr Irfan MalikPanya Banjoko the co-founder of Nottingham Black Archive, a newly commissioned poem and performance by Michael Brome, and hosting by Melanie Abrahams of Renaissance One.

The image of Indian and Pakistani troops WW1 courtesy Dr Irfan Malik

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We Will Remember Them is supported by funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Centre for Hidden Histories, as well as many partners including the host venues, community groups and individuals.