9th November, Flanders and Wales, a First World War symposium

A little more than a week now to the one-day symposium to be held at the Pierhead, Cardiff, celebrating the links between Flanders and Wales during the First World War.

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The programme includes presentations on:

Passchendaele in History and Memory (Toby Thacker)

Conscientious Objectors in Wales during the First World War (Aled Eirug)

The ‘hidden’ but wonderful story of Belgian refugees in Wales (Christophe Declercq)

The Belgian refugees in Rhyl (Toni Vitti)

Belgian refugees in Laugharne and Carmarthenshire (John Bradshaw)

Soir héroïque: Belgian refugee musicians in Wales (Rhian Davies)

“Wales is among the most beautiful spots in Great Britain”: Gustave Van de Woestyne, painter in exile (Peter Theunynck)

Frank Brangwyn and Flemish refugee artists in Wales  (Hugh Dunthorne)

Welsh Soldiers and their Identity on the Western Front (Gethin Matthews)

Censorship and the Welsh language in the First World War (Ifor ap Glyn)


Booking for the symposium is free on https://flandersandwalessymposium.eventbrite.co.uk

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