On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork.
Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffragette movement, the PROCESSIONS will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.
We were excited to read about the plans announced this week that a memorial to commemorate Conscientious Objectors is to be installed in Princes St Gardens in April 2019.
The design will be unveiled as part of International Conscientious Objectors Day which is commemorated on 15 May and has been designed by Edinburgh artist Kate Ive. Her design will be unveiled at the Quaker House, Victoria Street, Edinburgh on 15 May. Read more
The shortlist was announced today for the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) 2018. We are delighted that The 306 Day has been included in the shortlist and has received a nomination for the beautiful music in the production composed by Gareth Williams, with Musical Direction by Claire McKenzie and performed by members of the Red Note Ensemble Read more
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Before the First World War there had never been compulsory military service in Britain. The first Military Service Bill was passed into law in January 1916 following the failure of recruitment schemes to gain sufficient volunteers in 1914 and 1915.
There were approximately 16,000 British men on record as conscientious objectors
“captures the sense of ordinary lives enduring extraordinary circumstances…contentious, rousing.”
GERTRUDE FARR was 99 when she died and for most of her years she kept a shocking secret from even her closest family.
Her husband, Harry, was executed for cowardice during the First World War.
Now Gertrude’s struggle in the aftermath is being played out on stage in The 306: Day.
The Scotsman– Four Stars:
“although there have been many shows created in memory of the Great War over the past three years, I can’t recall one so possessed by the urgent sense that however much has changed, the world of these women is the same one we still inhabit today.”
“The music and song is sometimes almost overwhelming, the movement eloquent, the cast so fiercely committed to the story that they glow with a kind of angry incandescence.”
“Jemima Levick’s production is a beautifully conceived construction.”
“Intimate production that brings a vitality to stories of the women on the home front in the First World War.”
Playwright Oliver Emanuel and composer Gareth Williams discuss the process of creating music and lyrics from letters written by and to women during WW1 during the development of The 306: Day.