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Archive for January, 2013

This is an archive of all the Global Circle of Peace news stories posted in January, 2013.

Saturday, 2nd February A Benefit Evening of Film, Poetry & Peace PAX

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Kingstown, St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Screening: FOOTSTEPS OF THE EMPEROR

This event marks a real turning point in taking the work of The Global Circle of Peace forward. It builds a bridge between our collaboration with Flow Wine Bar & Kitchen in Kingstown and film Director, Shawn Sobers, with whom we are working to create an annual Peace Ceremony at Fairfield House, the residence that Emperor Haile Selassie 1 left as a gift to the city of Bath, England. Proceeds from the evening go to promoting Peace PAX in St. Vincent.

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St. Vincent & The Grenadines – Welcome to our new, young Peace PAX Representative

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Desrick Gordon

About Desrick Gordon aka Nice

Desrick is a young Vincentian poet, singer and songwriter who goes by the name of Nice. In 2009, he was invited by the Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves to write a promotional song for the election which gained high-profile recognition on the island. Desrick is also known for appearing on IK TV in the programme ‘Dance Hall Times’. At the age of sixteen, he faced death following a stabbing and subsequently had a change of heart about his own violent background as part of a gang. Since that time, he has written peace songs and uses his creative talent to bring his local community together. He lives in the village of Vermont with his grandmother, girlfriend and son Shady.

How we met

I first sought out Desrick Gordon during my stay in St. Vincent in 2011 having been told ‘there’s a brilliant young poet and rapper you should look up’. When we did meet on the beach at Buccament Bay, we traded  poems like long-lost friends and realised we had a common language even though we come from very different worlds and there are two generations between us! Such is the power of the word to transcend boundaries when it speaks of the language of the soul….Desrick has an extraordinary story to tell and it is impressive how he is turning his life around. I know Frank Jones, his former Head Teacher, who was a great help to him both at school and throughout his recovery.

Today’s Meeting

Desrick and I had a long meeting today as a result of which I  invited him to become our Peace PAX represenative on St. Vincent.  He is very excited about his role in helping to establish Peace PAX work on the island as he wants to be a good role model for his son and for young Vincentians. We will be creating an action plan together which we will both present as part of  The Global Circle of Peace Benefit event at Flow Wine Bar & Kitchen in Kingstown on 2nd February.

21st September – Peace Ceremony at Fairfield House, Bath, UK

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Come and join as at the 2nd Peace Ceremony at Fairfield House in celebration of The International Day of Peace.  More details nearer the time.

 

7.30 Thursday14th March – Peace PAX Presentation, London

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Experience a taste of Peace PAX with Lizzie Davies – part of the Sacred Space series of talks at Steiner House.

Peace PAX is an online resource of creative ideas and multimedia material dedicated to our children and our children’s children.It can be used by individuals, families, groups, schools and communities around the world to create peace in their everyday lives and to stage their own peace ceremonies. Peace PAX is designed to enhance global participation in The International Day of Peace on 21st September – a day of global ceasefire and non-violence designated by the United Nations.

The evening will include news of the latest developments, a Candala – an illuminated art form to light up our world – and the mime-poem Time for Peace on Earth.

Venue: Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT
Entrance: £10 Concessions and donations possible – all welcome
Nearest Underground: Baker Street 

Contact: Marion Briggs to reserve a place
Tel: 0870 766 9657* Email:marionbriggs148@btinternet.com* charged at national rate

Barbados – Sowing Seeds of Peace PAX

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Synchronicity was certainly at work at my meeting with Grace Griffiths today. She originally came from Bath and was born two doors down from where I live! Grace is inspired by Peace PAX and is going to help get the word out on the island. She loves cooking and can’t wait to bake some PAX Bread.