Ways with no Glory at Cafe OTO

Veryan Weston uploaded this event on July 11, 2014

Where

Cafe OTO
18-22 Ashwin Street
London
Map
020 7923 1231

When

Sun, August 3, 2014
20:45

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Musicians

Phil Minton
voice / vocals

About

On 4th August 2014, exactly one hundred years ago Britain and Germany went to war. On the eve of that day the Cafe Oto will be hosting a performance by Phil Minton and Veryan Weston to cast a different perspective on that war. - The focus will be on the courageous stance that some men took in refusing to kill their fellow working-men when they were conscripted in 1916. One of these was Harry Patch, the oldest First World War survivor, who said of war a few years before he died at the age of 111:

“To me, it's a licence to go out and murder. Why should the British government call me up and take me out to a battlefield to shoot a man I never knew, whose language I couldn't speak?”...

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