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Artists Remember for Peace
November 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join PeaceQuest for an evening of commemoration recognizing every life lost in WW I — mourning the tragedy of war, committed to the promise of peace. Featuring readings from letters and diaries, excerpts from R.H. Thomson’s The World Remembers project and readings from local authors Steven Heighton (author of Every Lost Country and Afterlands) and Beth Robinson (author of WWll memoir Please Write). Music by Al Rankin, Andy Rush and friends. Hosted by Lawrence Scanlan.
The challenge of Remembrance Day is to honour the dead in ways that communicate the immensity of the loss. The World Remembers wants the dead to be remembered as people not as numbers. And surely we must have multiple narratives about the problems of war and the challenges of peace.
– R.H. Thompson, Canadian Actor, Playright and Director.
CROSS-CANADA REMEMBRANCE TOUR STOPS IN AT KFPL
PeaceQuest is honoured to be partnering with Kingston Frontenac Public Library to bring a Canadian-led commemoration exhibit to Kingston.
Over the next four years, millions of names of the WWI dead from Canada and ten other participating nations will be displayed in locations across Canada and in other countries. More than 525,000 names of those killed in 1915 will appear in the 2015 displays. Each name will appear at a designated time and will circle the world through participating nations.
The display of the names from 1915 will appear each day, starting October 5th and completing November 11th. While currently the entire display can be seen at the central branch at 130 Johnson St, on Monday, October 19th the projector and screen will move to the ground floor at the Isabel Turner Branch. The projection runs from 8:30 a.m. until 7:10 pm daily. Additional locations will be announced at www.kfpl.ca.
- November 5, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm