One hundred years to the day since general military conscription passed into law in Great Britain, the courageous men who resisted the compulsory call to arms, and the women who supported them, are remembered in an evening of differing perspectives — through drama, song, and speakers with particular knowledge of the subject. Songs by the Helen Chadwick Song Theatre will include a specially composed setting of the words found on the International COs memorial in Tavistock Square; and there will be a display of posters by Emily Johns, celebrating key figures and events from the First World War anti-war movement. This is a non-profit evening, and any surplus will go to the Peace Pledge Union and Amnesty International. Speakers include Cyril Pearce and Lois S. This event has passed. Event Navigation. BOOK NOW One hundred years to the day since general military conscription passed into law in Great Britain, the courageous men who resisted the compulsory call to arms, and the women who supported them, are remembered in an evening of differing perspectives — through drama, song, and speakers with particular knowledge of the subject. Details Website: Michael Mears.
Courtesy of Debbie Noffsinger. The one-man play will be at p. Highland Ave. The play is the compelling, inspiring and rarely told story of the men who said no to war, and the men and women who supported them. It follows two men in particular: Bert Brocklesby, a young schoolteacher and preacher at his local Methodist church, and Bertrand Russell, one of the greatest philosophers of his time.
This protest of yours — is it really worth losing your lives over? January Bert Brocklesby is a young schoolteacher, and preacher at his local Methodist church; Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest philosophers of his time. With the advent of military conscription their worlds are about to be turned upside down. This Evil Thing is the compelling, shocking and inspiring story of the men who said no to war; a rarely told story involving a dizzying journey from a chapel in Yorkshire to the House of Commons; from an English country garden to a quarry in Aberdeen; from a cell in Richmond Castle to a firing squad in France. With military conscription still in force in many countries today, and prisoners of conscience still languishing in jails, the questions posed by This Evil Thing are as relevant and urgent as they were years ago. Michael Mears is as an award-winning performer of his own original solo plays for theatre and radio. This was followed by Soup, his Scotsman Fringe First Award winning solo play about homelessness, which garnered five star reviews and had a sell out three week run at the Pleasance in It will tour to various locations in the UK throughout and into Buy Tickets Support Us. Who we are Somewhere to believe in Sign Up.