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We Will Remember Them: Raising public awareness of Commonwealth Troops in WWI

British West Indian Regiment in Egypt WW1. Credit: The Imperial War Museum.

Nottingham Black Archive (NBA), Professor Sharon Monteith of Nottingham Trent University, Renaissance One and Black Cultural Archives present an evening of spoken word, archives, visual art and photography.

2018 marks the centenary of WWI.  Empire troops fought in the most infamous battles of the war, including Ypres and Passchendaele. This exhibition and spoken word event is part of a touring exhibition to Nottingham, Leicester, London and Derby that commemorates forgotten commonwealth troops and brings to the fore the hidden histories and stories of soldiers from Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia.

Join us to celebrate at this public event which features original artwork from Barbara Walker and Keith Piper and performances and speeches from Professor Kurt Barling, Panya Banjoko, Tobago Crusoe, Melanie Abrahams, Michael Brome and guests. View the tour at

Free admission. Booking is essential for the talk. 

Supported by funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Centre for Hidden Histories.

Image credit: British West Indian Regiment in Egypt WWI courtesy the Imperial War Museum

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