Two Days for World Peace in Wrexham
Poster for Sunday's Peace Day events: http://worldpeacedaywrexham.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/poster-for-peace-day-2014/
Sunday 21 September is World Peace Day and will be marked in Wrexham this year, as in previous years, by a 'Free for All' event in town during the day, a free live gig in the evening and a Schools Peace Day (on Monday 22 September). All events are organised by a network of groups and individuals coming together as Wrexham Peace Day Group and are designed to be inclusive and open to everyone. In particular, there will be no selling - everything offered on the day has been donated and is free of charge.
SUN 21 SEPTEMBER: FREE FOR ALL ON THE LIBRARY FIELD
11am to 5pm, Llwyn Isaf, Wrexham.
Everyone is invited to bring vegetarian food to share for the Peace Picnic and things they no longer need for the Free Stall.
A Kundalini Yoga session will run from 11am until midday.
At midday, there will be a peace circle ceremony followed by a peace service for those of all faiths and none.
Members of Wrexham Community Choir will then kick off an afternoon of live music, with acts including Heal the Last Stand, Tiny Wooden Angels, Y Gogs, Michelle Murphy & daughter, Jessica Ball, Ellie Larke and with poetry from Sophie McKeand. All performers are offering their services free of charge.
There will also be children's activities, a popcorn stall, bike powered fruit smoothies, massage and storytelling, all free of charge.
SUNDAY 21 SEPTEMBER: FREE GIG AT SAITH SEREN
from 8pm, Saith Seren, Chester Street, Wrexham
Saith Seren will host the Peace Day 'after show party'. Free entry to see bands including: Skin Tight Poncho, Heartbeat Wunderbar, Mandola Hangover and Modern King.
MON 22 SEPTEMBER: SCHOOLS PEACE DAY AT ST CHRISTOPHER'S
Stockwell Grove, Wrexham
10am to 2.30pm
This is the third year that a dedicated Peace Day will be held at St. Christopher's Community School in Hightown, with children from at least seven other local schools attending. A team of workshop leaders and volunteers will offer a wide range of activities on the theme of peace. Topics offered this year include conscientious objectors in WWI, the lives of children in Afghanistan, how the military engages with young people, peace malas, massage in schools, dealing with negative feelings, Sikh seva, singing, poetry, art and craft.
Coleg Cambria will also be taking part in this year's Peace Day, with Maya Evans from Voices for Creative Non-Violence speaking with students in Wrexham on Monday about the lives of women in Afghanistan.
Wrexham Peace Day Group member Genny Bove said:
"As the west is gearing up for more military intervention in countries from Iraq to Ukraine, Peace Day is a worldwide call for all countries and peoples to acknowledge that violence breeds violence, that peace cannot be achieved through warfare, and to seek peaceful and just solutions through negotiation, mutual respect and understanding. Peace begins at home and Wrexham's Peace Days are all about peace building through community co-operation."