“All is Calm” is a musical production of the Christmas Truce of 1914, presented by the Latte Da Theatre Group of the Twin Cities. It is going to premiere on Twin Cities Public Television on November 27th; it looks like general release to PBS stations will be December 10th. Check your local listings.
The following virtual programs are upcoming at the National WW1 Museum and Memorial website.
11/4 7:00 PM CST Modern Gay Rights and WW1
11/10 630 PM CST The Grit Factor
11/12 6:30 PM Ireland and the Complexities of Remembering WW1
All are free but you must register in advance to get an invitation. Registration information can be found by clicking here.
Clive Staples “C.S.” Lewis (1898-1963) was a professor of English Literature, first at Oxford from 1926 -54 and then at Cambridge until shortly before his death. He was also a writer of novels, fantasy, Sci-fi, children’s books, poetry and Christian apologetics. Lewis shunned publicity and declined a CBE in 1951. He was a colleague and close friend of the “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien and both were also veterans of the Western Front.
There will be a free Zoom lecture on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT called: “Poppyganda: The Historical & Social Impact of a Flower.” The Poppy is an enduring symbol of WWI; however, the poppy’s association with warfare predates 1914, and its legacy is still evolving. Dr. Mathew Leonard is a modern conflict archeologist at the University of Bristol in the UK. In 2015 he published his book entitled Poppyganda, in which he tells the story of the ‘flower of remembrance’ up to the present day. To register for this free event, click here. Be sure to blank out my registration details and enter your own instead.