Saturday 6th August,13.00-14.00
On Saturday the 6th August, we will be commemorating the brutal nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with art, speeches and music.
At 8:15am on 6th August 1945, the US dropped the first ever nuclear bomb on the Japanese city Hiroshima. Three days later, the city Nagasaki was hit by a second nuclear bomb.
Thousands died instantaneously, others soon after from burns and shock, and yet more from the delayed impact of the radiation. By 1950 the death toll had reached approximately 200,000.
Seventy-seven years have gone by, and we have seen nations race to produce even more dangerous nuclear weaponry, at times putting the survival of humanity on a knife’s edge. Right now, the US is attempting to put nuclear weapons on UK soil at Lakenheath. These acts are insults to the people who experienced the nuclear bombings, and we must call them out.
We stand together with friends across the world to ensure Hiroshima and Nagasaki are never forgotten.
Please bring art and paper cranes to our solemn gathering for peace.