Jul 31 2015

Film Poster

7pm

3 Minute Theatre, Affleck Palace, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Come along to Greater Manchester and District CND's screening of their film about people and protest - one not to be missed!

Aug 6 2015

6th-9th August

Central London

Every year, an International Fast is held in France, Britain and Germany between Hiroshima and Nagasaki days (6th-9th August). Initiated over thirty years ago in France, the fast takes place in sorrow and in commemoration of the 300,000 deaths at the atomic bombings of Japan.

This year, the fast takes on particular significance in Britain. In the final year before the decision on Trident replacement, the fast will take place near the seats of military and political power in Britain: Whitehall, Downing Street, the Ministry of Defence. 

Everyone is welcome to join the protest, whether you're fasting or not and whether you're staying for an hour or three days.

Aug 6 2015

8:30pm

Common Pond in Hailsham

All are welcome to an event arranged by Eastbourne for Peace and Liberty to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The ceremony will include readings appropriate to the occasion, times for silent reflection and, weather permitting, the floating of coloured lanterns on the pond in memory of all those who died in Hiroshima and in Nagasaki where a second atomic bomb was exploded three days later.

Aug 6 2015

Reigate and Redhill CND invite you take part in the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima commemorations on the 6th August 2015..

12.00 Vigil and words Redhill Shopping centre

Walk with banners along A25 the 2 miles to Reigate

13.00-ish Vigil and words In Reigate Centre

13.30 Picnic in Priory park with music

Aug 6 2015

 Hiroshima Dispersed

On August 6th each year, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony remembers the victims of the atomic bombs and reflects on the concept of peace. This is followed by a Lantern Festival which takes place on the Motoyasu River. Participants decorate their lanterns with messages and pictures before floating them on the river creating a moving and powerful spectacle. To mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima we will mirror this ceremony at the Creekside Discovery Centre, floating the lanterns in the Thames.

Bubble participants will also be doing an informal read through of the Grandchildren of Hiroshima script which has been created from testimony of Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bomb) that we have gathered through interviews. Nine groups, in seven different countries, around the world will also be reading this script on this day. Help us share this story.

Aug 6 2015

Thursday 6th August (Hiroshima Day):

6.00 - 7.00 pm: Peace Vigil

Queen Victoria Statue (outside Old Town Hall), Friar Street, Reading

 

Aug 6 2015

In Oxford, to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday 6th August, there will be:-

  1. A gathering at the Peace Plaque in Bonn Square, OX1 1LQ, between 11.00 and 12.00 on Thursday 6th August. There will be a vigil, poetry, singing and leaflets. 
  2. At 12.00 move to nearby Peace House (The Fellowship of Reconciliation), OX1 1LD, at 19 Paradise Street for an hour to mark the anniversary.
  3. Lord Mayor's Parlour, Oxford Town Hall, OX1 1BX, 11.00am - 4.00pm a Hibakusha photographic exhibition, (donated by survivors of the Hiroshima bombing) free and open to the public.. Lord Mayor Humberstone will visit at 12.00.
  4. AWE Aldermaston, Tadley Gate, 3.30 - 4.30pm, placards, flags and banners.
Aug 6 2015

East Lancashire CND will be holding an information stall and leafleting session at the Bandstand in the pedestrian area,outside the shopping precinct in the centre of Burnley on Thursday 6th August 2015 at 11 30am until about 1pm.  We will bring banners to be more visible and members of the East Lancashire Clarion Choir will be singing from time to time to increase our presence.

At about noon we will hold a minute's silence which will be commenced by the ringing of our bell which is a replica of the bell in the clocktower in Hiroshima that stopped on that fateful day 70years ago when the atomic bomb was dropped.

Aug 6 2015

The Hiroshima Day Walk for Peace links various commemorative events taking place in London. The route is divided into five sections. Each will have a focal stopping point where people who are unable to walk the whole distance (a little over 4 miles) will be able to join or leave. Each of these points is near a tube station.

Aug 6 2015

1:05pm

at the memorial cherry tree in Merrion Square park, Dublin 2

The commemoration will be opened by Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh. The First Secretary (Political) of the Japanese Embassy in Ireland, Mr Naoki Yoshimura, and the President of Irish CND, Canon Patrick Comerford will also speak. There will be short contributions from Irish and Japanese traditional musicians (weather permitting) and the laying of a wreath at the memorial tree. Representatives of several other embassies will also be in attendance.

Aug 6 2015

12 noon to 1pm

At the Hiroshima Cherry Tree in Tavistock Square, London, WC1 (nearest tube: Euston)

Speakers and performers include Jeremy Corbyn MP, Mayor of Camden Councillor Larraine Revah, bruce Kent (CND Vice President), Baroness Jenny Jones, George Binette (Chair of Camden Trades Council), Sheila Triggs (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Rev. S Nagase (Battersea Peace Pagoda), Peter Dunn, Paul Steele, a peace choir, A L Kennedy and Potent Whisper.

This will be followed by a two minute silence in memory of the victims of nuclear weapons and war. Participants are invited to bring flowers to lay beneath the tree during the ceremony.

Aug 6 2015

CND WAR GAME FB POSTOn the 6th August anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, CND has organised a free screening of the 1965 BBC film, The War Game, in central London.

Join us at The Light Euston in Friends House, where Kate Hudson will be discussing the film with Michael Bradsell, who edited the film in 1965, and Bruce Kent.

The BFI describes the film as 'a controversial and harrowing film which, after the BBC had reluctantly allowed a cinema release, garnered huge critical praise internationally, winning a number of prizes, including an Academy Award.'

However, 'the nuclear war drama was withheld by the BBC - possibly as a result of political pressure - and remained unshown for nearly twenty years, finally being transmitted on 31st July 1985.'

2015 is the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, the 50th anniversary of the filming of The War Game and now 30 years since it was first screened on the BBC.

The screening is free but please register as spaces are limited. 

 

The screening is the culmination of the events to commemorate the Hiroshima anniversary. You can find a list of the events taking place at Friends House throughout the day by clicking here. You can also register for one of the afternoon workshops, including one being delivered by the CND Peace Education team, by clicking here.

Aug 8 2015

Saturday 8th August at 11am (by the commemorative cherry tree, near the café)

Victoria Park, Ballards Lane, Finchley N3.

With poetry, songs and an address from the vice-chair of CND, David Blaney.

Participants are invited to bring flowers to lay beneath the tree and to share tea and thoughts afterwards at the café.

Aug 8 2015

Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp will have their usual August camp set up for the whole weekend of the 7-9th August and all women are welcome to come for as long or short as they want.

The poetry and cocktails are planned for the Saturday 8th August afternoon and evening. We encourage women to bring poems, songs, musical instruments for an informal disorganised gathering.

Please note this is a women only event. 

Our camp is currently being set up monthly on the western side of AWE. It is just off the A340 which runs between Aldermaston village and Tadley next to the roundabout at A340/Citadel Gate, opposite Youngs Industrial Estate, postcode RG7 4PW. Look out for banners, flags and vehicles parked near the gate. The camp is slightly hidden as it’s down a slight hill to the left of the gate behind a section of redundant chain link fence. 

Nearest train stations: Aldermaston or Theale via Reading or Mortimer via Basingstoke.

By bus: number 148 from Reading station to Tadley; from Newbury, number 105 to Tadley or Aldermaston.

By bike: from nearest railway stations at Aldermaston, Theale or Mortimer (ask for directions to Tadley or see map) Reading/Basingstoke.

By road:

From the east: from M4, junction 12, follow signs for A4, Newbury; after approximately six miles, take first left at roundabout signed A340, Aldermaston; continue through Aldermaston Wharf and Aldermaston village, until you see the fence on your left hand side.

From the west: from M4, junction 13, follow signs for A4 Reading; after approximately six miles,after approximately 10 miles, take 2nd exit (right) on roundabout for A340 (and then as above).

From the south: from M3, junction 9, follow signs for Basingstoke, A339 Ringway and then A340 to Tadley.

For more details contact us by email or phone 07946676761.

Aug 9 2015

Sunday 9th August (Nagasaki Day):

Peace Walk from Reading town centre to AWE Burghfield nuclear weapons factory.

Meet 12.00 noon, Forbury Lion war memorial, Forbury Gardens for walk along the canal towpath to Burghfield, and catch the bus back afterwards.

 

Nov 13 2015

Health through peace

13th and 14th November, 2015

Friends House, London

War, armed conflict and militarism end and blight the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Nurses, doctors and other health professionals have a key role to play in challenging the drivers of war and armed conflict.

Attend the Medact teach-in and conference to learn more about peace and conflict issues from some of the country's leading experts and take part in workshops on action and campaigns planning.