18th Oct, 2017

City set to remember the fallen among Peace Festival celebrations

Shaun Reynolds 30th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE ANNUAL Peace Festival – that celebrates Coventry’s unique role as a City of Peace and Reconciliation – will include events regarding the Coventry Blitz and the inaugural Rising 2015 Global Peace Forum.

The two week festival will promote peace and understanding between the many faiths, cultures and communities that flourish within the city.

A wide variety of events during the festival will vary from crafts workshops to exhibition debates and the Remembrance Sunday Service and parade at the War Memorial Park on Sunday (November 8).

On the Wednesday (November 11), the city will remember Armistice Day with the poppy drop in west orchards shopping centre at 11am.

Coventry Cathedral will also host a thrilling classical concert on Saturday (November 14) at 7.30pm – this follows the city’s main public commemoration of the 75th anniversary of The Blitz with the creation of a Human Chain of Peace and Light event.

Councillor Abdul Khan, cabinet member for culture, leisure, sports, parks and events said: “The annual peace festival promotes peace through a fortnight of events and engages people in the whole issue of peace and understanding in modern Britain.

“Many people put a lot of time and effort into the festival and it is great to see there are so many things to enjoy and participate in during the festival.

“I am sure festival visitors will be able to find something in the programme of interest and people take the opportunity to find out more about the importance of bringing communities together.”

For a full list of events, a downloadable copy of the brochure and more information please visit www.coventry.gov.uk/peace

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