Location

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Queens Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL
Website
https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/

Date

Oct 17 2023
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Time

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Remember Together

In the rich tapestry of the United Kingdom’s history, the contributions of the Armed Forces from non-white communities have often been overlooked, forgotten, or even erased. These brave men and women, who served with unwavering dedication and sacrifice, deserve their rightful place in our historical narrative.

Their stories, spanning generations and conflicts, are a testament to the diverse and inclusive spirit of the UK’s armed services. Yet, for too long, these stories have remained hidden, buried beneath layers of history that failed to acknowledge their significance.

It’s time to rectify this historical oversight, to shine a light on the valour and dedication of non-white service members who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today. By remembering, acknowledging, and celebrating their contributions, we not only honour their legacy, but also enrich our understanding of the UK’s diverse history.

In doing so, we pave the way for a more inclusive and accurate historical account—one that recognises the invaluable role non-white Armed Forces personnel played in shaping the nation and upholding the values we hold dear. Their stories deserve to be remembered, shared, and celebrated, ensuring that they remain an integral part of our collective memory for generations to come.

Working in partnership with the British Royal Legion, Bristol Museums & Art Galleries we are hosting this special evening to shine a light on their valour and dedication.

Join us in acknowledging the sacrifices and contributions of non-white military personnel to the freedoms we enjoy today. By remembering their endeavours we not only honour their legacy, but also enrich our understanding of diverse history and rectify historical oversight.

> > >  Watch the related RAF film ‘Flying For Britain’ here.  < < <

Special Guests:
Eddie Smythe, son of Johnny Smythe
Richard Stokes.

Panel Members: 
Sunder Katwala, Director of the non-partisan think tank, British Future.
Tony T, co-founder of Sweet Patootee, a media production company.
National Windrush Museum

Music:
Bristol Reggae Orchestra and Windrush Choir

Food:
Nadine’s Caribbean Cafe

 

For more information, click here

Tickets: FREE including a meal (Booking essential)

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