19th Jan, 2022

Coventry Peace Festival to go online to stop the Covid spread

‘COVENTRY’S Message of Peace to the World’ is the theme of a Remembrance festival which runs until November 16.

The annual Coventry Peace Festival will be diverse as ever with community groups offering different unique events.

Many of the events are influenced by this year’s 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz and will be virtual because of the Covid restrictions.

Coventry’s Remembrance Day Service, like much of the programme, will be delivered online with the council partnering with BBC

CWR to create a pre-recorded event to be streamed live on BBC CWR and the council’s website on Sunday, November 8.

The Lord Mayor’s Annual Peace Lecture by Prof Sir David King, the former scientific advisor to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, will be streamed live online on November 12 at coventrycathedral.org.uk – Coventry Cathedral’s website.

Visit Coventry.gov.uk/peace for the full programme.

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Coun Ann Lucas, said: “Once again, Coventry will celebrate its recognition as a city famous for being a leading city of peace and reconciliation with our Peace Festival.

“Now, more than ever, the world needs to focus on peace, love, compassion and understanding.”

She added Coventry communities showed how many different faiths and cultures could live together, support each other through difficult times and could now highlight the ongoing peace work taking place in the city.

“It’s a fantastic programme full of fascinating and interesting content.

“I hope that everyone takes the time out of their day to take part in this festival that makes our city so special.”

All events will run in line with local and national Government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Events could be cancelled at short notice.

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