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A couple looking proudly at the CANDALA they have made

Archive for the ‘Bath Peace Ceremony’ Category

This is an archive of all the Global Circle of Peace news stories posted in the Bath Peace Ceremony category.

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.


Collaborating with Caroline Dewison – ceramic beadmaker

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

With the words ‘Big trees from little acorns grow’ ringing in my ears and realising that I could not access real acorns in time to make the CANDALA for the launch of Peace PAX, I went on a persistent online search to find inspiration. This eventually led me to the work of  Caroine Dewison and her beautiful, acorn beads. Our conversation led to my discovering that that she also did etched copper pieces as well so I commissioned her to make  the central piece for the CANDALA.  We put our heads together and came up with the design. ‘The Acorn Circle’ is etched with the words  Peace PAX on the 4 cardinal points, with 4 oak leaves radiating out on the diagonal axis and a single acorn sitting in the centre.

 It was a joy to work with you Caroline. Thank you so much for your beautiful photographs which we will put on our website.




Our New Plans forThe International Day of Peace

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

We have dcided to change direction and focus all our resources on creating Peace PAX – a peace offering for our times. This will take the form of an online Resource Pack of interactive multimedia material to cultivate inner and outer peace and will be launched on 21st September – The Internationa Day of Peace next year.

Having established the blueprint of an interactive multimedia Peace Ceremony this year ‘on a grand scale’, we offer the documentation of The 2010 Bath Peace Ceremony to inspire you and motivate you to create your own Peace Ceremonies in your family, group or community.  



Vision New Possibilities & an inspirational quote by Patanjali

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Vision creates new possibilities. We are the vehicle through which new ideas can be born.  I hope that this quote by Patanjali , which I read in my closing speech at The 2010 Bath Peace Ceremony, will serve you and inspire you to see things in a new light. It has certainly had a huge impact on my life.

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

If we, as a global family, were to collectively align ourselves to ‘some great purpose’ what could happen in 2012? The only way we will know is by living it out. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if humanity chose to be a vehicle for a new possibility of unity and peace to be born in the world?

The more I delve into the practice of peace as a living reality,  the more I discover it is about mindfulness, creativity and conscious choice.

Jo Berry – Keynote speaker for The 2011 Bath Peace Ceremony

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Great news from another Global Circle of Peace Leading Light! Just spoken to Jo who has agreed to be our keynote speaker on The International Day of Peace  next year. We look forward to welcoming you to Bath Jo and hearing about your extraordinary, inspirational  work which has broken new ground. Your courageous leadership has paved the way for others to follow in your footsteps. We are priviledged to have you on board.

Jo is Founder of Building Bridges for Peace – a non-profit organisation promoting peace and conflict resolution throughout the world. Daughter of Sir Anthony Berry MP, killed by the IRA in the Brighton Bombing of 1984, she now works internationally with Pat Magee (the bomber) and is also Chair of International Network for Peace.

Exploratory meeting with John Struthers Director, ICIA (Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts), University of Bath

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Had an excellent meeting today with John Struthers to present our vision and discuss the possibility of our working together in some way over the next two years.  As a result of our conversation, we will be submitting a proposal to ICIA as a basis for further discussion.

The work of The Global Circle of Peace was inspired by the Olympic ideal of unity and peace and to chime with The London 2012 Olympics so it is the perfect timing to be thinking big, sowing seeds and daring to hold the highest vision that one possibly can.

Margaret Gibney: My Experience of The 2010 Bath Peace Ceremony

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The power that the Global Circle of Peace has to make peace a reality could not have been any more evident at the 2010 Bath Peace Ceremony!  I was moved to see so many people full of enthusiasm come together and give freely of their time and energy to help make the ceremony a success.  The ceremony itself stands out as an inspiring example of the unity, hope, humanity and healing that can emerge from a community coming together so creatively.

As well as being reminded of the reasons why peace and unity are so important, we were also given an experience of peace itself and the journey towards it. I think it was clear to everyone how much the night moved me and I want to say a special thanks to Abdullah for sharing his story.

For me creativity is healing and is a key part of the process towards real peace. I’d like to see more people in communities around the world create opportunities like this to come together and promote peace and already it seems like this will happen.

I was made to feel so welcome by you Lizzie, your friends and the people of Bath.  Thank you all so much for making me feel so at home and touching my life so deeply.  International Peace Day 2010 will be a time I will remember and cherish for life.

Bring on next year, I can’t wait!

Brilliant Support from Arts & Business

Monday, October 11th, 2010

A brilliant ‘masterclass’ in raising sponsorship and marketing from the inspirational and dynamic Regional Director of Arts & Business South West office in Bristol. Perfect timing as we now start planning The 2011 Bath Peace Ceremony.

Thank you James for your focused practical input which I am sure will bear fruit.

Enduring Memories & Global Outreach

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

The feedback that we have received is that The 2010 Bath Peace Ceremony left an indelible impression on many people. We are delighted that this was the case and hope to bring you all with us for next year’s event as we grow this tradition and build bridges within our local  community.

Bath Abbey & the CANDALA of Peace

Bath Abbey & the CANDALA of Peace

Having created the blueprint for The Global Circle of Peace Ceremony here in Bath,  this next year is about inspiring a new level of  global participation in our Peace Ceremony in 2011.

Illumination & Bath's healing Waters

Illumination & Bath's healing Waters

We are particularly interested in talking to school and  community choirs locally and in different parts of the world about singing the 4 lines of our  core message and artists, groups or communities who want to build a CANDALA of Peace.  We  will be focusing on these two areas in the next stage of our development whilst also researching the viability of enrolling in people learning the mime-poem. ‘Time for Peace on Earth’ and sending out this message to the world

Peace Sign from The City of Bath

Peace Sign from The City of Bath

A sincere thank you to Neil Patterson & Jenna Monroe

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

A sincere thank you to Neil Patterson, our Master of Ceremonies, and singer, Jenna Monroe for their generous contribution both on and off stage.

Neil Patterson

Neil Patterson

Jenna sang her original rendition of ‘He’s got the whole world in His hands’ which is an extraordinarily powerful and moving piece and incorporates some of her own lyrics.

Jenna Patterson

Jenna Monroe