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Remembering Nagasaki

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Aug 9: There is to be a film pre­miere of the film A Guid­ed Tour Of The Unac­cept­able… at 7.30pm at the Grand Hall at the Pianodrome in the Old Roy­al High School — more infor­ma­tion about this event below. It is hoped that peo­ple from PiH will want to come to the event and lead a singing of Free­dom Come All Ye at the end of the evening. You will need to buy a tick­et at https://cnduk.org/events/a‑guided-tour-of-the-unacceptable-nagasaki-day-film-launch/ There is a con­ces­sion rate and remem­ber we have a bur­sary fund, so if you can’t afford it, please let me know (in confidence). 

Film pre­miere, dis­cus­sion and live music: Karine Pol­wart, Rachel Sermanni 

Pre­miere screen­ing of short film A Guid­ed Tour of the Unac­cept­able, a geo­graph­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal tour of the UK’s nuclear weapons2 on the Clyde and resis­tance to them, with archive footage of six­ties sit-downs, huge demos in the ’80s, canoes buzzing the first Tri­dent arrivals, mass block­ades, up to the 21st cen­tu­ry XR protesters. 

Filmed and edit­ed by Ruth Bar­rie (Waltzer Films), with nar­ra­tion inputs from nuclear researcher and cam­paign­er John Ainslie and for­mer Peace Camper Jane Tal­lents, and an impres­sive musi­cal score by some of Scotland’s lead­ing con­tem­po­rary musicians. 

Fol­lowed by dis­cus­sion and live music with some of the film’s par­tic­i­pants, includ­ing Rachel Ser­man­ni and Karine Polwart. 

Joint­ly com­mis­sioned by Scot­tish CND and Secure Scot­land, this event and the film com­mem­o­rate the Faslane Peace Camp’s 40th birth­day, and the first meet­ing of the coun­tries that have signed the UN Treaty on the Pro­hi­bi­tion of Nuclear Weapons, on the 77th anniver­sary of the US atom­ic attack on Nagasaki. 


August 9
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Old Royal High School
New Parliament House, 5-7 Regent Rd,
Edinburgh, EH7 5BL
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Kathy Jenkins