#RememberingforPeace - Programme for Remembrance Day 2015

View out STORIFY HERE to see how our fantastic programme of events went for Remembrance Day 2015.

White Poppies for Peace

Wear a white poppy with pride! Traditional white poppies can be purchased direct from Peace Pledge Union, or the Wales for Peace team have a batch of bilingual fabric (£1 each), or our own metal lapel pin ‘Wales for Peace poppy’ (also £1). Email figilligan@wcia.org.uk if you would like some sent to you.

‘First World War: Then and Now’ - Heritage Lottery Fund Reception, Senedd, Cardiff

Tue 10th November  

Wales for Peace will be bringing the WW1 Book of Remembrance to display in the Senedd as part of HLF’s Remembrance Day showcase event.

Paul Davies AM will sponsor a reception on behalf of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Sir Peter Luff, Chair of HLF, will outline how HLF grants are helping communities to explore the heritage of the First World War. There will also be an opportunity to hear from the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates AM, and meet people from organisations that have received HLF grants under First World War: then and now.

Contact wales@hlf.org.uk (for attendance) or ffionfielding@wcia.org.uk about the Book of Remembrance.

The National Assembly for Wales Remembers’ Exhibition and launch of Book of Remembrance Transcription Tool, Senedd

Wed 11th November, daytime

Wales for Peace will be displaying the WW1 Book of Remembrance in the Senedd, alongside the new Transcription Tool.

Presiding Officer Dame Rosemary Butler AM will open an exhibition in the Senedd commemorating the involvement of AMs ancestors in WW1, and the impact war had on them and their families. Exhibition information here.

The Wales for Peace team will meet Assembly Members whose ancestors are commemorated in the Senedd exhibition, and try to help them find their entries in the electronic version of the Book. We will be publicly launching our call for volunteers to help with transcribing the book between November 2015 and St. David’s Day 2016, through a series of roadshows and transcription workshops / editathons in communities across Wales.

Contact ffionfielding@wcia.org.uk

Cymru’n Cofio - Sir Deian Hopkin lecture ‘Kier Hardie: A Centenary Reflection’, Senedd

Wed 11th November, 6-8pm

More Information and Register Here

Cymru’n Cofio WW1 Centenary Programme Board, Cardiff with North Wales dial-in

Tue 17th November, lunchtime networking session and afternoon board meeting

Contact cymruncofio-walesrem@wales.gsi.gov.uk


Completed Events

Wales Festival of Remembrance, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff

Sat 30th October

The WW1 Book of Remembrance will take centre stage in this formal British Legion memorial service at St. David’s Hall, where the Wales for Peace team will be offering the opportunity for attendees to get involved in a 'modern day act of remembrance' - as Transcription volunteers, who will help us to make the book digitally accessible over coming months. Contact ffionfielding@wcia.org.uk

United Nations ‘Peace through Tourism’ Seminar, London

Weds 4th November

Working with Swansea University’s School of Management, who are sponsoring this UN gathering at the World Travel Market (attended by 30,000 people), WCIA will join government ministers and business delegates to explore how ethical tourism and volunteering can contribute to peace building – and how Welsh business can engage with the wider world on peace. Contact susieventrisfield@wcia.org.uk

Urdd Message of Peace & Goodwill, Maesgarmon School, Flintshire

Thur 5th November  

The first workshop with young people crafting the 2016 Neges Heddwch ac Ewyllys Da – exploring the theme of ‘conscience’ - will take place in Maesgarmon School, Mold, facilitated by Urdd Gobaith Cymru with the Wales for Peace team and Aled Eirug, one of Wales' leading experts on Conscientious Objection, and producer of the BBC series 'Doves and Hawks'.  Early 2016 will mark the centenary of the Military Service Act (conscription), and the completed message will be broadcast to the youth of the world in late May from the Urdd Eisteddfod Sir Fflint. Contact janeharries@wcia.org.uk .

Remembering for Peace Schools Conference, Coleg Cambria, Wrexham

Fri 6th November

The WCIA's ‘Wales for Peace’ team in conjunction with the National Assembly for Wales invite secondary schools in Wales to attend a free conference ‘Remembering for Peace’ to be held in Coleg Cambria, Wrexham on 6 November 2015. 

How have individuals and groups in Wales reacted to the horrors of war by working for peace?  Students who attend will gain new skills which will enable them to research and share the ‘hidden histories’ of peacemakers in their area.

Linked to several curriculum areas – history, numeracy and literacy, PSE, Cwricwlwm Cymreig, the creative arts and the Welsh Bac -  workshops will encourage students to formulate their own thoughtful whole-school or class assembly presentation to coincide with Remembrance Day 11/11.

Register here; Contact hannahuws@wcia.org.uk (participation) or janeharries@wcia.org.uk (programme)

We are #rememberingforpeace / Rydyn ni #cofiodrosheddwch social media campaign

Fri 6th - Wed 11th November

From the conference until Remembrance Day, through twitter we will be encouraging schools, public and social media partners to participate by taking a picture displaying the ‘Wales for Peace’ white poppy. Download your poppy here.

You can also take a personal picture to tribute a relative, or someone from your community - to find specific names, search the CWGC database of War Dead where you can also download a memorial certificate, and a picture of their resting place.  

Visit twitter.com/WalesforPeace 


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Launch of ‘Remembering for Peace’ exhibition, National Library for Wales, Aberystwyth

Saturday 30th January 2016

The exhibition on the WW1 Book of Remembrance, and the transcription process, will be launched with a reception for project partners – further details and invitations will be available shortly.

Contact ffionfielding@wcia.org.uk

'Faith in Action' Exhibition

May 2016

WCIA are delighted to be working with Cymru'n Cofio, Friends in Walwes and the Woodbrooke Quaker Education Centre in Birmingham, to bring the hugely acclaimed 'Faith in Action' exhibition to Wales - adapted to tell Wales' own story, as a travelling exhibition that will tour communities in the four corners of Wales between May and December 2016. Further information will be available in the New Year.  

Contact craigowen@wcia.org.uk


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