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Celebrating The International Day of Peace – UN Theme: ‘Make Your Voice Heard’

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A couple looking proudly at the CANDALA they have made

Celebrating The International Day of Peace – UN Theme: ‘Make Your Voice Heard’

Bath  Small is beautiful! This year we celebrated with a spontaneous private gathering of Global Circle of Peace family and friends at The Friends Meeting House in York Street. It was heartening to see and hear people of all ages add their inspiration to the celebration of peace.
In response to this year’s theme, our new Leading Light, poet, Martin Powell, performed his two brilliant poems “The Power of Young People’ and ‘Global Warning’. We asked people to bring a treasured object which symbolised Peace and invited them to talk about what it meant to them before placing it in the centre of the Candala of Peace which was partly pre-built. Maria Danishwar-Brown sang ‘Light a Candle ,’ Abdullah Ali-Ahmadi recited the lyrics to ‘Peaeemaker’ and read a poem he had written and we all performed the mime-poem ;Time for Peace on Earth’.

Liverpool – The message of peace could be heard in Liverpool this year as young creatives and social activists celebrated the International Day of Peace and helped launch Peace PAX at the Contemporary Urban Centre. It was inspiring to see such a vibrant group of young people come together to encourage others to make use of their creativity and give voice to a desire for peace.

Musicians Curtis Stone and Paul Nasole’s opened the performance with “Give Peace a Chance’ and local singer Simon Bradley’s gritty voice sent a message that love is peace. Magz shared her experience of Peace PAX and launched it by performing the Time for Peace on Earth mime-poem by Lizzie Davies with Rachael Lissaman beautifully interpreting it through ballet. Nick Blackhall, a local Theatre for Social Change practitioner, wrote and performed a poem especially for the event and facilitated an interactive exercise. This was the highlight of the night with everyone exploring their creativity and meaning of peace in their lives, all of which is very much at the heart of Peace PAX.
Fire Beneath the Sea brought the celebration to an end with a freestyle and interactive rap for peace incorporating The Circle of Peace Dedication. They had everyone on their feet and used symbolic objects of peace brought by audience members as inspiration for their freestyle rap. The event would not have been possible without the generosity, commitment and talent of everyone who was involved and we would like to say a special thanks to John Bridson from Be-Licious Management, photographer Louise Riozzi and the Contemporary Urban Centre for the donation of their time and services to the project

 

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