Programme: Day 11 Doc Media Month

untitledFriday 11th

8-9.30am BBC Radio Leicester – join us as we mark Armistice Day ‘live’ on air at BBC Radio Leicester with an exhibition by Jonathan Capewell of,

Jonathan Capewell, Founder of WW1 Tigers website.

John Dilley of Newspapers and the Great War 

BBC Radio Leicester Presenter, Jim Davies interviews John Dilley about his original The Market Harborough Advertiser newspaper from 14th November 1916.

and my projects: Conflict Reportage and Military History Live.


BBC Radio Leicester Presenter, Jim Davies interviews Jonathan Capewell about his WW1 Tigers project.

11am The Beacons, Highcross – join us at the new Digital Light Sculptures (The Beacons) at Highcross for the 2 minute Silence and the unveiling of Jonathan Capwell’s photo display of unidentified WW1 ‘Tigers’ soldiers….see if you can help identify them.

WW1 Tigers website image on the Digital Light Sculptures at Highcross. If people recognise any of the images please get in touch.
Jonathan Capewell interviewed by BBC Radio Leicester Presenter, Dave Andrews before the 2 minute silence.
BBC Radio Leicester Presenter, Dave Andrews interviews the Highcross General Manager, Jo Tallack.

To mark the Armistice Day of World War One we discuss the number of serviceman who returned with life changing injuries, the terms given to them (many of which today are seen as offensive) and the developments in care over the 100 years since.

Jonathan Capewell (l) & John Dilley.

12-2pm LCiL Social Media Cafe, West End Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester LE3 5PA

Display at the Social Media Cafe, West End Centre.


Doc Media exhibition – includes 7th Leicester Docfilm Festival documentary film showcase covering global conflict and the work of photographers operating in conflict zones – review their work, view their Instagram feeds and discuss the rise of Facebook ‘live’ streaming.

6-8pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross

The Conflict Reportage magazine on Flipboard has links to many of the World’s best conflict reporters.

Military History Live

Leicester’s ‘Military History Live’ event between 4-6th June at Adult Education (Belvoir Street) is an opportunity to find out about the conflicts from the past that shape our world today.

Covering the last 500 years, ‘Military History Live’ provides an opportunity to find out about Leicester’s involvement in these conflicts, the involvement of its soldiers and those left behind on the home front.

There are ‘cafe conversations’ about internment, conscientious objectors, prisoners of war, those shot at dawn for desertion or cowardice and many more.

A full programme includes a book launch on Thursday 4th and talks on both Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June. This makes the event worth attending for those with an existing interest in military history and those looking to find out about their own families involvement.

Bring your family mementoes along to let our experts tell you something about them.

The recently refurbished Adult Education building on Belvoir Street will play host to the 3 day event that includes something for everyone including students. All the events including the book launch, short talks, a guided walk are free to attend. Visit the Lower Gallery to view 2 exhibitions – Life in War by Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi (supported by Charnwood Arts) and entries from the Historic England and SDSA supported School’s First World War art competition.

This is a great opportunity to discuss military campaigns with re-enactors who are enthusiastic hobbyists and willing to share their knowledge.

More details can be found on | pick up a flyer at Adult Education (Belvoir Street) or BBC Radio Leicester.