Leicester, UK and New Delhi, India joined together for the first time by the Indian Labour Corps of World War One
On Thursday 25 May, His Excellency Mr. Y.K. Sinha (High Commissioner of India) was joined by 300 school children and community group members from Leicester at the Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park for a unique remembrance event dedicated to the Indian Labour Corps...read more
On Tuesday 21 March, 15 young people from Everton FC Academy and 15 from Liverpool FC Academy were brought together by the project The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers to remember the sacrifice of the Chinese Labour Corps during WWI. Everton FC and...read more
Big Ideas have this week launched ‘The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers’, to honour the courage and sacrifice of labourers from China, South Africa, UK and many other lands. A special commemoration event on the 17th February marked the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi and the legendary courage of over 600 black South Africans who were travelling to serve at the Western Front and were drowned.read more
Pocahontas 2017 is a public season marking the 400th anniversary of the presence in England of an extraordinary Native American woman who lived and died at the collision of two very different worlds. Her compelling story enables us to reflect on issues still relevant to us all.read more
The Living Memory project 2016 has drawn to a close with over 200 events taking place across the UK this year to mark the Somme Centenary.
On 18th November 2016, the final day of the Somme Centenary more than 150 representatives of Living Memory groups met at Brookwood Military Cemetery to share their experiences of the Living Memory project.
Big Ideas Company have been working with the British Council’s Shakespeare Lives programme to bring together an exciting new partnership with the BBC World Service and the Open University. Exceptional public figures around the world wrote about an urgent contemporary issue in relation to the Works of Shakespeare.read more