Memorial to be unveiled in Princes St Gardens to commemorate Conscientious Objectors

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

CATS Awards 2018 – shortlist announced with nomination for The 306 Day

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

Conscientious Objectors In Their Own Words

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

An insight into a true family story at the heart of The 306:Day

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.
And her

Four star reviews in for 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 Herald–

The 306: Day – 4 Stars The Scotsman

“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.”