Ways to Peace Festival - 21-22 September

The 'Why war?' question anticipates the Ways to Peace Festival taking place in Tintern Abbey on 21-22 September, in which several Tintern Philosophy members are involved. The festival is a response to the UN call for an Annual Day of Peace on 21 September. The festival focuses on intercultural peace which is celebrated through a series of concerts and workshops combining talks with music, poetry and dance from different cultural traditions, and includes an open-ended philosophical discussion of the subject ' What is peace?' on the Saturday afternoon 22nd Sept at 3.00.

Please come and join in. Entry to the Abbey and participation in various activities are free during the day. Evening concerts ticketed or pay at the door (£12, £10 conc). Programme below. For full details and tickets go to www.waystopeace.org

Ways to Peace Festival Programme

Friday Evening 21st September 7-10pm  The Spirit of Peace:

Peace is the responsibility of each of us ~ Satish Kumar, peace activist & former Jain monk, and Bianca Jagger, human rights advocate, together with ethnic musical performances including Welsh choir Côr Caerdydd singing works from Sir Karl Jenkins The Peacemakers, Koto harp player Hiroko Sue and Welsh Harpist Charlotte Poulter, ending with a Buddhist meditation evoking timelessness, led by Andy Wistreich.

Ticketed event. (£12, £10 concs.)

Saturday Daytime 22nd September 11-4pm Connecting with Peace

Activities & events:

Green Poems for a Blue Planet ~Martin Kiszko,

'Peace as a Way of Life'~Satish Kumar, 'Harmony in the Wheel of Time' ~Andy Wistreich, Earth mandala creation ~Fiona Frank, Army of Hope ~Rubicon Dance Company, 'Tales of the World'~storyteller Richard Berry, Japanese tea ceremony, Ikebana flower arranging, Djabot African drumming group, Buddhist peace meditation led by Choje Lama Rabsang, Parva Strings Quartet, Poets & Philosophers for Peace. Experience and celebrate the many ways to inner & outer peace, and harmony with Nature, in a world of continuing conflict.

Free and open to all. (Entrance to the Abbey is also free, refreshments onsite)

Saturday Evening 22nd September 7-10pm Working for Peace:

Dynamic steps towards a world of Peace, Justice & Sustainability ~ Renewal Gospel Choir, African kora player Mamadou Cissokho, green poet Martin Kiszko and violinist Fiona Frank are woven together with peace activists Scilla Elworthy, Robert Harrap and environmentalist Herbert Girardet, who inspire action and planetary transformation. The night concludes with Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes, turning under the stars. Ticketed event. (£12, £10 concs.)

Tickets available at www.WaystoPeace.org ~ and at the door.

This is an open air venue.

Please bring your own seat and weather protection.


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