Next year will mark 100 years since the liberation of French town, Le Quesnoy, by New Zealand troops on 4 November 1918. We invite you to join us on Thursday, 9 February at Regent's University for a discussion and screening of a film about the historical moment in 1918 and New Zealand's ongoing relationship with the French town.
- Screening: Chantal Perrin's documentary They Came from the Uttermost Ends of the Earth(or Ils sont venus du bout du monde, in French) documents the significance of New Zealand soldiers' contribution. The version which will be shown is primarily in English (although some parts are in French with English subtitles) and is 52 minutes long. More information about Le Quesnoy is available on MFAT's website and on NZ History online.
- Discussion: The screening will be introduced by Dr d'Reen Struthers, and following the screening she will lead a conversation about Le Quesnoy and how its population honours New Zealand soldiers. Having personally visited the town, Dr Struthers is keen to share her discoveries and to work with others to build supportive relationships with the local community. She will talk about her trip and invite interest to build awareness and momentum among the London-NZ community for the 100th centenary of the liberation (including the possibility of a group trip and supporting fundraising efforts in connection with a proposed museum).
Date: Thursday, 9 February 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: Cinema, Regent's University of London, Inner Cir, London NW1 4NS (closest tube: Baker Street). Attendees are asked to sign-in at the main reception.
This is a free event, and booking is compulsory.
Please RSVP to this email to let us know if you intend to join us.