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War School – film extracts and discussion with Ellis Brooks
Despite the many costly crises in our society, increases in military spending continue along with the sale of arms abroad. Wars prevail. Armed Forces Day offers a clear opportunity to shine a light on the normalisation of militarisation and society’s willingness for this to go unquestioned.
Based on excerpts from the film ‘War School’ shown on the big screen to structure and enable discussion, we will learn about the reasons behind the Army’s efforts to make 10,000 annual visits to schools. Despite mounting pressure and criticism Britain continues to recruit children into the Army year on year - the only European country to do so.
Ellis Brooks is the Peace Education Coordinator for Quakers in Britain and one of the coordinators of Our Shared World, a coalition of over 150 organisations working to realise or Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 in England. As well as teaching, Ellis has worked for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom, campaigning on human rights, climate justice, disarmament and migrant justice.
Thursday 22nd June, 6.00pm
Tickets: £1/£4 Flexible Ticketing
A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.
What is Flexible Ticketing?
This performance offers you the option of paying either £10 or £4 (all with added £1 Poly Fund and Booking Fee) this is to make the performance as accessible as possible for our audience.
Please pay whatever you feel comfortable paying.
The amount you pay does not effect the seat type or viewing experience of the event.
***Book for War School and enjoy a special offer ticket price for FRA!***
As part of the Refugee Week celebrations, our friends at The Cornish Bank are offering Poly customers the chance to enjoy their upcoming gig FRA at a specially discounted ticket price!
Some years ago, a group of friends who had been playing together for a while decided to form a band. They called themselves FRA! The name is derived from the Akan language (a local Ghanaian language) and it means MIX, a reference to the varying musical backgrounds and influences each band member has.
FRA! bring fresh sounds, mixed to danceable and enjoyable feel-good music from afrobeat, highlife, afro-funk interspersed with elements of rock.
Tickets £10-14 (£6 for ticket holders of War School at The Poly)