In connection with the International Fast held every year between Hiroshima and Nagasaki days, a number of CND groups are teaming up to fast or in support of those fasting, and are organising events and vigils throughout the country. Below are some of the main locations, people will also be fasting in Glasgow, Barnstaple, Edinburgh, and on Iona – and in at least five other countries throughout the world.

Oxford CND and local peace groups are running a lunchtime vigil of remembrance to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
This will take place on Sunday 9th August starting at 11.00 at the Peace Plaque in Bonn Square in central Oxford OX1 1EU

CONTACT Sarah Lasenby 07443540229 –

In this small Welsh market town of Knighton near the English border several people are already pledging to fast for the four days of remembrance from 6th to 9th August and will be running a public presence, art activities and discussion workshops everyday in St Edwards Church LD7 1AG in the town centre.

CONTACT: Angie Zelter 07454573135 –

Bristol-CND, Trident Ploughshares, and other local peace campaigners are working together to organise a four day vigil of remembrance for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Plans include an information stall, discussion-workshops, drop-in craftivism workshops, an evening pop-up cinema, as well as meditation, religious and spiritual worship.

Supporters are particularly welcomed for:
– a die-in at 8.15 on Thursday 6th August followed by a banner drop for the medi
– A second die-in at 11.02 on Sunday 9th August.
FFI see Bristol-CND Facebook page event “Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Bristol: 75 years on”
The vigil will take place in Castle Park by the “Peace Tree” between the ruined church and the Harbour BS1 3XB.

CONTACT: Rowland Dye 07711214168 –

Four days of action will be held in conjunction with the fast. The days of action will start with a vigil on Thursday the 6th of August at 8am at the Jigsaw Garden, between University and Drake Circus.

From there, we will move onward, and possibly set up a stall between there and the Sundial until 4pm.

Friday and Saturday, we will meet at the Sundial at 10am and stay until 4pm.

On Sunday, we will meet at 11am at the Bus Stop before Royal William Yard, and then perform a closing ceremony somewhere inside the Royal William Yard.

We are doing a stall on Friday and Saturday, and the closing ceremony will be celebrated with hand-held lanterns (not swimming or flying ones).

CONTACT: Michal Lovejoy – 01822 834452

A member of Haringey CND will be fasting, with supporters from different London CND and other groups, maintaining a presence outside the Ministry of Defence in Victoria Embankment Gardens.

CONTACT: Marc Morgan– 07895 578451