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Christmas truce

Centenary Night Out: 1914 Christmas Football Truce
Inspired by the time football stopped a war
Saturday 20th December 7pm. Doors open 6pm
Comedy, ideas, live music: @Rich Mix Arts Venue
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Tickets just £9.99, book online or call 01273 472 721

Organised by Philosophy Football in association with the RMT, supported by When Saturday Comes, Thompsons Solicitors and the Amiel & Melburn Trust.

Dave Zirin Grace Petrie Simon Munnery Kate Murthwaite
Dave Zirin Grace Petrie Simon Munnery Kate Smurthwaite

A NIGHT OF IDEAS with acclaimed US sportswriter Dave Zirin, David Goldblatt author of the football book of the year, Sanaa Qureshi of Football Beyond Borders, and football writers from Germany. A NIGHT OF COMEDY from Simon Munnery and Kate Smurthwaite. A NIGHT OF MUSIC with Grace Petrie and her band, Benefits Culture. Folk legends Finlay Allison and JImmy Ross play a specially commisioned set of 1914-8 songs of peace and resistance, titled Its Never Over by Christmas.

PLUS two free afternoon events at Rich Mix

WHY SPORT MATTERS 3.30pm - 5.30pm
A Seminar organised in conjunction with Soundings to discuss the social and cultural importance of sport and the place it can play in remaking a radical, popular politics. Opened by Dave Zirin, who will be joined by a panel that includes: Tony Collins, author of Sport In Capitalist Society, Heather Wakefield, Head of Local Government at Unison, Nick Davidson, author of Pirates, Punks, Politics and Michelle Moore, an activist promoting equality in sport. Free to attend, booking fee only, but advance registration is essential. Book here...

CHILDREN'S 1914 READING AND POETRY WORKSHOP 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Combining film, drama, eyewitness accounts, poetry and song. For children 8years+, devised and led by football poet and teacher, Stuart Butler. The session will provide a rich literary and historical insight for children keen to learn how and why football managed to stop a war, if only for a day. Free to attend, booking fee only, but places are limited; please reserve in advance. Book here...