Your definitive guide to next week's Coventry Peace Festival events - The Coventry Observer

Your definitive guide to next week's Coventry Peace Festival events

Coventry Editorial 4th Nov, 2022   0

COVENTRY will be uniting people across the world over the next fortnight when the city’s annual Peace Festival returns.

The event strives to cement Coventry as a city of peace and reconciliation and promote its ongoing work of tolerance and friendship.

On Saturday, November 5, between 10am and 2pm there will be a woven star workshop at Quaker House with the target being to weave 10,000 stars for Coventry.

There will also be a Peace Walk held by Coventry Multi-Faith forum, starting at the Ukraine Church on Broad street at 10am and will visit four more places of worship to demonstrate unity and understanding between those of different faiths, backgrounds and cultures.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Coventry Peace Orchard will be dressed in ribbons of peace and reconciliation messages from 12.30pm and there will also be music from a local artist, family activities and a peaceful walk.

St Barbara’s Church will hold a session focusing on nature connection, breath work and movement through a connection of body and mind using nature-based techniques next Wednesday from 10am.

Over at the Young Hillz Project on Victoria Street, there will be an artistic session where people can create pictures and write messages of peace in different languages from midday.

People will also be encouraged to take photos of each other and their creations which will form part of a peace collage.

A free online event from 7.30pm will allow people to find out more about the Good Neighbours Coventry project and how it supports elderly people across the city.

Between Wednesday and Friday next week Coventry Cathedral will be holding the RISING Global Peace Forum (see story right).

On Thursday, November 10 from 3.30pm, Young Hillz Radio will celebrate the Peace Festival with a creative writing workshop for those between eight and 18 years old.

Youngsters will be asked to create either a rap or poem which will be posted on the Young Hillz website and social media platforms.

Later that day the BBC’s former energy and environment analyst, Roger Harrabin, will deliver the Lord Mayor’s Peace Lecture at Coventry Cathedral.

This year’s lecture will focus on whether technology can curb Climate Change.


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