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Another passionate campaigner for peace has left us

I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of the great and inspirational Bruce Kent, aged 92, active campaigner for peace and against the madness of nuclear weapons.…/jun/09/bruce-kent-obituary

On a personal level, I first met Bruce six years ago when he kindly agreed to introduce an event I’d setup in memory of Britain’s WW1 conscientious objectors. He was very encouraging to me and came to see the subsequent play that came out of that event, THIS EVIL THING, at least three or four times. After one of those performances he insisted on helping me with the get-out! Despite my protestations he started lugging my wooden crates to the van, saying ‘You’ve worked hard enough already this evening.’ He was 88 at the time. When I last saw him a month ago, at a tribute event for Bertrand Russell’s 150th birthday, he said he was keenly looking forward to seeing my new play about Hiroshima, THE MISTAKE – adding wryly, ‘I’ve made too many of my own in my time.’ My sympathies to his family and heartfelt thanks for all he did. You will be greatly missed, Bruce, but trust us – we will endeavour to carry on your work in your absence. RIP.

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