Youth and Student Drinks Reception in Parliament
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Youth and Student Drinks Reception in Parliament

Join the London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament for a drinks reception in the House of Commons and meet two of our vice-presidents, Catherine West MP and Jenny Jones, Baroness of Moulsecoomb. You'll get the chance to look around the historic building and meet other CND supporters over a glass of wine. 

6-8pm, Monday 22nd October, House of Commons Jubilee Room

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West London Peace Network Launch
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

West London Peace Network Launch

  • St Michael and All Angels Church Hall (map)
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Join us at the West London Peace Market on Saturday 22nd September as we launch a new peace network for the area. 

After the market, at 5pm, we'll be in the Church Hall with some refreshments to hear about  how you can get involved in peace activism.  

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Nae Nukes Anywhere!
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Nae Nukes Anywhere!

NAE NUKES ANYWHERE! – International Rally at Faslane 22nd September 2018

Gather at Faslane Peace Camp at 12 noon and walk from the Peace Camp to the North Gate of the base for the rally, a distance of around a mile. The rally should end between 3 and 4 p.m.

The aim of the rally is to to highlight the strength of support from many UN member states for Scotland, a country hosting nuclear weapons against its wishes. Scotland is a significant and relatively autonomous part of a nuclear-armed state which opposes its possession of weapons of mass destruction. As things stand we cannot become a party to the new UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons but there are lots of ways in which we can align ourselves to the Treaty. The September rally will be a fine opportunity to mark our determination to do so.

The rally will feature speakers from many countries. Confirmed to date are: Sharon Dolev (Israel), Founding director of the Israeli Disarmament Movement, Ekatrina Earsalovna (Russia), Professor of International Relation, Ural Federal University, Anthony Donovan, writer, organiser and documentary maker on peace and disarmament from New York, Emad Kiyaei (Iran), a consultant who provides political, business and civil society leaders with strategic advice in the intersection of political risk, diplomacy and technology, Maaike Beenes (The Netherlands), a young campaigner with PAX in the Netherlands, Members of the People’s Democratic Party (South Korea) who visited Scotland as part of their Peace Expedition, Allison Pytlak (Reaching Critical Will), who was awarded, along with Ray Acheson, the UN Women’s Champion for Change status this year for their advocacy in the campaign for the TPNW and Timmon Wallis (United States) – National Co-ordinator of NuclearBan.US.

We really need to make this a huge event to show the level of international support for Scotland’s opposition to nukes and to present a clear challenge to the UK Government to sign the TPNW, enter negotiations and scrap their nuclear policies. We also need to re-assert our vision for Scotland as a land free of weapons of mass destruction and energetic in our support for their removal from the UK and the whole world.

As well as the rally itself there will be other events over that weekend to take advantage of the presence of campaigners from far and wide.

For more info email hello@nuclearban.scot

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West London Peace Market
Sep
22
10:30 AM10:30

West London Peace Market

  • St Michael and All Angels Church Hall (map)
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Event organised by West London CND. Stalls from groups campaigning for peace and social justice, including CND, Stop the War, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stand Up to Racism, Refugees Welcome. Local campaigns and charities, collectables, retro and vintage goods.

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki day 2018
Aug
6
to Aug 9

Hiroshima and Nagasaki day 2018

London CND

6th August: Ceremony in Tavistock Square from 12pm with guest speakers including Bruce Kent and Amelia Womack, opened by the Mayor of Camden.

9th August: We will join commemorations at the London Peace Pagoda as follows. 

18:30  Commemoration of the life and witness of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter at the crypt chapel,   Ambrosden Avenue, behind Westminster Cathedral.  

19:30   Peace Walk starts from Westminster Cathedral. 

20:30   Nagasaki Day Commemoration ceremony at London Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park.


Bromley Borough CND

4th August: Hiroshima vigil outside the Churchill Theatre, Bromley 12.00 - 3.00 pm followed by procession of banners and placards and floating of chrysanthemums on a lake.

9th August: Nagasaki peace picnic in The Archbishop Tutu peace garden - Chinbrook Meadows, Grove Park. Poems and statements. 1.30 - 3.30pm


Kingston CND

6th August: Assemble in Canbury Gardens on the Kingston river bank, at 8.30 pm. Please bring white flowers to cast onto the water in remembrance of those who died, and candles to illuminate the path beside the river.


Sydenham and Forest Hill CND

6th August: Hiroshima Day commemoration at Charlton House from 6.00 p.m.

9th August: Nagasaki Day commemoration. Desmond Tutu Peace Garden, Chilbrook Meadows, 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.


Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition

6th August: Hiroshima Day commemoration on Wimbledon Common from 6.30pm. Activities will include floating candles on Rushmere Pond, music and poetry.

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London CND Council meeting
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

London CND Council meeting

This Council will focus on local groups – your plans for the future and, in particular, what support London CND can offer. We will also be electing London’s reps to CND National Council - details below! 

All are welcome - please come along to talk about what London CND can do in your area! 


London CND National Council representatives for 2018-19

Want to be more involved in CND’s work in London? If you’re a member of a local peace group or an affiliate, or an individual signed-up supporter of London Region CND, here’s how.

When London CND Council meets on Wednesday 4July we’ll be electing 3 people to represent us on the National Council of CND UK.

If you’re interested in taking on this role, or know of someone in your group who might be, send us a nomination or make it on the evening. Here’s what’s involved in the role:

NC reps are elected for a one year period and expected to attend three Council meeting which take place in London on a Saturday in December, March/April and June/July. The dates of all these meetings are notified in advance by CND UK before the first meeting in the cycle.

London Region NC reps are expected to:

  • participate in Council discussions

  • stand for election to Council sub-groups and participate in other activities from time to time as appropriate

  • acquaint Council with the views and activities of LRCND by producing a written report which is circulated in advance to all NC members, and

  • report back on Natioal Council debates and decisions to LRCND Executive Committees, which take place every two months. If you’re elected, you automatically become a member of London EC and can play a part in deciding what we do.

Each NC rep must be a fully paid-up member of CND UK and will be required to become a company shareholder. This is a legal formality which means agreeing to have a £1 share in CND, a company limited by guarantee. (In the unlikely event of CND being wound up, the financial liability of company members does not exceed their £1 share.)

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Britain in the Gulf
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Britain in the Gulf

The recent visit of Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince at the invitation of Theresa May has focused attention on UK involvement in the Gulf. SAYED AHMED ALWADAEI and STEVE BELL will lead a discussion on why the UK’s there and what its impact is on Middle East relations in a time of continuing tension.

  • Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, founder of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy UK, is a prominent campaigner against political repression and abuse of human rights in Bahrain. His citizenship was revoked in 2015 for organising protests against the Bahraini Royal Family’s visit to the UK. His wife, Duaa was recently tried without formal notification and sentenced in absentia for allegedly insulting a public institution.

  • Steve Bell is coordinator of the recent #CrownPrinceNotWelcome# protests, and Treasurer of Stop the War Coalition

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US nuclear strategy: are we headed for nuclear war?
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

US nuclear strategy: are we headed for nuclear war?

A joint SOAS-London CND meeting exploring the theme of new nukes: what technological  developments are taking place? What impact on Trident, the UK’s nuclear weapons system?  What role do they play in US security strategy? 

With:

Prof Dave Webb, Leeds Beckett University and Chair CND

Ted Seay, tactical nuclear weapons expert and former arms control advisor with US Mission to NATO

 

Free tickets available on eventbrite

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Social Media and Press Workshop
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Social Media and Press Workshop

  • 162 Holloway Road London, England, N7 8DD United Kingdom (map)
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A workshop for activists in two parts: social media and local press. 

This will be a really good opportunity to learn how your group can use facebook to communicate with members and supporters, and how to publicise your activities in your local press.

There will be a cost of £15 to members attending on behalf of a local group (so hopefully the group can cover some or all of that cost), and a suggested donation of £5 of members attending as individuals. 

We only have space for 10 attendees so please email info@londoncnd.org to book your place! 

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Fukushima anniversary events
Mar
9
to Mar 14

Fukushima anniversary events

For the past six years the groups Kick Nuclear and Japanese Against Nuclear UK have combined with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to organise events to commemorate the  Fukushima Disaster of 11th March 2011

This year's events are as follows:

Friday March 9th, 5.30-7.30pm: candle-lit vigil outside Japanese Embassy, 101-104 Piccadilly WC1 (near Green Park tune) with speeches, poetry and music.

Sunday March 11th: march from Japanese Embassy (assemble noon) to Old Palace Yard, opposite Houses of Parliament for rally from 2-3.30pm, with speeches, including from Kate Hudson and Bruce Kent, music and poetry.

Wednesday March 14th, 7-9pm: Fukushima Anniversary Public Meeting in Attlee Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament.  Speakers: Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary, Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party, Professor Andy Stirling, Professor of Science and Technology at Sussex University, Professor Stephen Thomas, Professor at the University of Greenwich Business School, Dr. Ian Fairlie, Independent Consultant on Radiation in the Environment, and Rika Hirose Haga, of the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of  St.Andrews.  Chair: Catherine West MP.  Free  entry.  Allow 20 minutes to go through security into Portcullis House.  Portcullis House is on top of Westminster tube station.  Entrance is at end facing the Thames. 

Further information on above events: https://rememberfukushima.org/

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CND at 60: Britain’s most enduring mass movement *BOOK LAUNCH*
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

CND at 60: Britain’s most enduring mass movement *BOOK LAUNCH*

This book is timed to coincide with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 60th anniversary, drawing on archive material and interviews with activists from across the decades, and situating CND’s current work in the context of the Trump presidency and increasing global tensions around nuclear weapons.

The author is Kate Hudson, a political activist, peace campaigner, academic, and General Secretary of CND. She will be introduced by Victoria Brittain, journalist and writer.

  • Event schedule
  • The event will begin at 6.30pm with complimentary refreshments
  • The author will say a few words about her book and read an excerpt
  • This will be followed by Q&As
  • The event will end with a book signing. You will be able to buy a copy of the book at the event and speak to the author as she signs your copy.
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Saudi Prince Not Welcome - protest Mohammad bin Salman visit
Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Saudi Prince Not Welcome - protest Mohammad bin Salman visit

#SaudiPrinceNotWelcome

Theresa May has invited the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit Britain on the 7th-9th March. Bin Salman is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime. He currently oversees the bombing of Yemen, which has caused what the UN has called "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world". The Saudi regime has supported repression in Bahrain, imposed a blockade on Qatar, and detained the Lebanese Prime Minister.

Join us at Downing Street to tell May and bin Salman that he is not welcome in London!

Want to take action in the meantime?

Sign the petition against his visit here: 
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/209458

Ask your MP to speak out against his visit:
https://www.caat.org.uk/get-involved/act-now/lobby/saudi-prince-not-welcome



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More information:

Bin Salman is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world. Torture, arbitrary detention, and other appalling abuses are widely documented. In 2017 alone, Saudi authorities executed over 100 people.

The Crown Prince has overseen the war on Yemen, creating tens of thousands of deaths and injuries. He has created, in the words of the UN, “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world”. British made jets and bombs have played a major role in destroying civilian targets and the poor nation’s infrastructure. UK personnel, from the armed forces and BAE Systems, are present in the Saudi operations centre, aiding this catastrophe.

The Saudi regime has also supported repression in other states, notably Bahrain where its military supported the crackdown on peaceful protestors in 2011. Recently, the Crown Prince has established a blockade of Qatar, and held the prime minister of Lebanon in custody. 

The Saudi Crown Prince uses hunger as a weapon, and has allowed the largest cholera epidemic in history to develop in Yemen. The interests of the people of Britain, and the peoples suffering from the Crown Prince’s adventurism, are not served by this visit. The invitation must be withdrawn

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Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

London CND Xmas Social

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London Region CND invites you to join us for a Xmas 2017 Supper celebrating the Global Ban Treaty. 

7pm on Friday 15th December 2017
at Hiba Express
113 High Holborn, WC1V 6JJ (Holborn Tube)

Enjoy a Palestinian-Lebanese meal with London CND friends and special guest Kate Hudson.

There'll be lots of ways to contribute to London's campaign coffers, to fund our expanding activities in 2018 including a raffle, memorabilia sale and lucky dip.

Hiba's delicious menu consists of mixed mezzes and a main course, with vegetarian options, at a fixed price of £18 per person. Hiba does not sell alcohol but guests are invited to bring your own (corkage of £1.50 per person) or purchase hot or col soft drinks from Hiba's menu.

***Please note, space is limited and YOU MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE. When booking please specify any dietary requirements.

You can pay directly into London CND's account (please use the reference Xmas followed by your name)
Metro Bank,1 Southampton Row, WC1B 5HA
LondonRegionCND Account no. 19885078 Sort Code 23-05-80
Or send a cheque to Phil Sedler (email info@londoncnd.org for more info)***

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Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: Developments and Prospects
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: Developments and Prospects

London CND and International Advisory Group invite you to join us for an Eve of National Council Public Meeting:

Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: developments and prospects
with Keith Bennett, Former Editor of Asian Times.

Friday 1 December

19:30 to 21:00

Marchmont Community Centre.

All welcome




This public meeting will be preceded by an IAG meeting at 18:30. 

All members of CND National Council welcome to attend.

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Youth & Student CND Event. Scrapping Trident: A New Generation of Nuclear Activists
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Youth & Student CND Event. Scrapping Trident: A New Generation of Nuclear Activists

TIRED OF TRUMP AND KIM'S BLUNDERING DRAGGING US TO THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR? 
Join us and learn how to fight back!

Come and take part in a day of free workshops, creativity and discussion aimed at under 25s to unite the youth and student movement and to provide you the skills you need to get campaigning against nuclear weapons! 

If you can't make it for the whole day, feel free to drop by and take part in one of our fantastic workshops or listen to a talk from Natalie Bennett from the Greens or Kate Hudson from the CND. 

Featuring workshops from SNP Youth on 'How Scotland could disarm the world', from Campaign Against the Arms Trade on the recent DSEi Arms Fair and how to successfully collaborate between campaigning groups, as well as a session from BASIC on how to use research to effectively campaign and lobby. 

These sessions will give you crucial campaigning skills that will be useful for anyone interested in working for an NGO, charity, or in activism more broadly. There will be something for everyone!

Workshops by:
* Campaign Against the Arms Trade
* Food Not Bombs
* Student and Young Pushwash with BASIC and Yorkshire CND
* Young Greens
* SNP Youth

Speeches and discussions with:
* Natalie Bennett - Green Party
* Kate Hudson - CND
* More TBC

Join Youth and Student CND as we collaborate with anti-Trident groups to share ideas and plan future actions!

 

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

CND conference: Confrontation or cooperation?

  • 220 Arlington Road London, England, NW1 7HE United Kingdom (map)
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As the world faces greater challenges than ever, most states are working to consign nuclear weapons to the dustbin of history.

Join CND for this international conference to discuss the prospects for disarmament, as well as the wider international context: NATO, missile defence, Trump, China, war and intervention - and what we do about it all.

Speakers include

  • Reiner Braun Co-President of International Peace Bureau (IPB)
  • Arielle Denis International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  • Joseph Gerson American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
     

Register for your free ticket

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Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

A Minister for Peace and Disarmament: can Labour help shape a new political culture?

  • Wilson Room, Portcullis House SW1A 2JR london (map)
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London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament invites you to join us

A Minister for Peace and Disarmament

Can Labour help shape a new political culture?

Wed 11 October

6.30pm to 8.00pm

Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2JR

with

  • Fabian Hamilton MP, Labour Shadow Peace and Disarmament Minister
  • Christine Shawcroft, Labour Party National Executive Committee
  • Daniel Blaney, Labour CND

Fifty three countries signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September, the first day it opened for signature. But the UK government has refused ever to sign it. Labour’s manifesto promises to create a Minister for Peace and Disarmament, part of its commitment to reducing human suffering caused by war by focusing on protecting civilians, conflict prevention and resolution, and peace-building, London CND asks if and how these policies can reshape the war culture of past decades.

All welcome

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Oxford CND: USAF Croughton March and Rally
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Oxford CND: USAF Croughton March and Rally

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The Pentagon is starting to spend £200m at Croughton, building the new Joint Intelligence Analysis Centre, developing this base’s communication, command and control systems into a ‘major intelligence base’.

Please support this event as best as you can.

Any questions or concerns please email oxfordcnd@phonecoop.coop

The march and rally at USAF Croughton takes place on Saturday 7th October.

12.00 noon – 4.00pm

Please book now for the Oxford minibus seats.

Please fill a minibus or cars, park and join the march.

There will be a toilet (for disabled, too).

Food – please donate Vegetarian / vegan finger food – pay by donation if you can.

Music

Speakers.

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National CND Protest: No Nuclear War
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

National CND Protest: No Nuclear War

  • Downing Street London, England, SW1A United Kingdom (map)
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CND are staging a protest at Downing Street to say 'No Nuclear War'. 
Here is a statement from CND:

We are alarmed by the threat of nuclear war in North East Asia and the wider Pacific region. North Korea continues to test nuclear weapons and missiles in defiance of the international community, while the US and its allies continue provocative actions, threats and exercises in or near North East Asia and the Pacific. There is a real danger that these actions will lead to the use of nuclear weapons by intention or miscalculation. There are no safe hands for nuclear weapons and any detonation of a nuclear device would be a humanitarian catastrophe with global impacts. Threatening and isolating the North Korean regime risks escalating the conflict rather than encouraging solutions.

We urge the UK Government to use all appropriate diplomatic, international and legal means to end nuclear threats, to push for negotiations with North Korea and a return to the Six-Party Talks involving China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Russia and the US. Both immediate and longer term solutions are needed including creating a zone free of nuclear weapons in North East Asia, a process to address the underlying causes of regional insecurity and conflict on the Korean Peninsula, and the promotion of peace, development and cooperative co-existence and security for all peoples in the region. 

We call on the UK Government to reject a military solution to the conflict and urgently use its influence to press for all involved to avoid and refrain from further provocative rhetoric or military exercises and tests.

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CND Screenings: Yes, Minister
Aug
8
8:30 PM20:30

CND Screenings: Yes, Minister

  • 82 Saint Marychurch Street London, England, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom (map)
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YES MINISTER - CND Screenings

Sands Films Cinema and Event Listing

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:30 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

CND Screenings

YES MINISTER

“Yes Minister” is a satirical British sitcom written by Sir Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, which aired on BBC Television between 1980 and 1984, split over three seven-episode series. The sequel “Yes, Prime Minister” ran from 1986 to 1988.

 We follow the career of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (later Prime Minister) and his various clashes with his Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, with Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley frequently caught in the middle.

'THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD'

(YES MINISTER SEASON 3, EPISODE 3)

 1982 

The Minister and Sir Humphrey disagree about how to deal with a local council's non-submission of statistical reports.

'THE GRAND DESIGN'

(YES PRIME MINISTER SEASON 1, EPISODE 1)

1986

Recently elected Prime Minister Jim Hacker begins to develop some intriguing ideas for the nation's defence.

STARTS AT 8.30 PM

Total running time 60 mins

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Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

No More Hiroshima's Rally

6.30-8.00pm

Join us at a No More Hiroshima's Rally.

The British government must support a Global Nuclear Ban.

A discussion with:

•Ambassador José Enrique Castillo Barrantes, Embassy of Costa Rica

•Kamila Shamsie, author of Burnt Shadows

•Other guests to be announced

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CND Screenings: White Light – Black Rain
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

CND Screenings: White Light – Black Rain

  • 82 Saint Marychurch Street London, England, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom (map)
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WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN: THE DESTRUCTION OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI - CND Screenings

Sands Films Cinema and Event Listing

Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

Dir.: Steven Okazaki

(USA, 2007)

HBO documentary film that was directed and produced by Steven Okazaki and premiered on August 6th 2007 on HBO, marking the 62nd anniversary of the first atomic bombing. The film features interviews with fourteen Japanese survivors and four Americans involved in the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

FILM STARTS AT 7.30 PM

86 mins

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CND Screenings: Barefoot Gen 2
Aug
5
7:30 PM19:30

CND Screenings: Barefoot Gen 2

  • 82 Saint Marychurch Street London, England, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom (map)
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BAREFOOT GEN 2 - CND Screenings

Sands Films Cinema and Event Listing

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

はだしのゲン2 - Hadashi no Gen 2

Dir.: Toshio Hirata

(Japan, 1986)

Barefoot Gen 2 (はだしのゲン2 - Hadashi no Gen 2) is a 1986 Japanese action drama anime following the 1983 Barefoot Gen animated film, loosely based on the Japanese manga series by Keiji Nakazawa.

Three years after the bombing of Hiroshima towards the end of World War II, Gen befriends a group of orphans and helps them to find a new home

FILM STARTS AT 7.30 PM

86 mins

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CND Screenings: Barefoot Gen
Aug
5
5:30 PM17:30

CND Screenings: Barefoot Gen

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BAREFOOT GEN - CND Screenings

Sands Films Cinema and Event Listing

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

はだしのゲン Hadashi no Gen

Dir.: MORI MASAKI

(Japan, 1983)

Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン Hadashi no Gen) is a 1983 animated war drama loosely based on the Japanese manga series of the same name by Keiji Nakazawa. Directed by Mori Masaki, it depicts World War II in Japan from a child's point of view, revolving around the events surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima and the main character's first hand experience of the bomb.

FILM STARTS AT 5.30 PM

85 mins

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