peace and wellbeing family fest 2018

23rd June 2018, 11.30am  to 5pm. FREE Entry 
Dance, Poetry, Spoken Word, Live Music and Yoga
Stalls of world food, craft, arts, and well-being including the Made in Croydon makers’ market
Finale of the Festival of Peace;
Peace Anthem by the world-famous London Mozart Players and a participatory Anthem for Peace Dance performed by many local groups, choreographed specially for the festival by Beeja.
Launch of the Croydon Peace Garden
The Performance Stage Programme
Event Title Company or Artists Artist Names Time
Poetry Poets Anonymous Ted Smith-Orr, Ann Smith, George Wright, Mary Champion, Peter Evans and Arriane Destiny 12.30pm
Learn Anthem for Peace Dance Beeja Anusha, Seema & Suresh 12.42pm
Surrey Jive Nicola Nicola, Paul Sheppard 12.59pm
Indian Classical Dance Linnea Husmann Linnea Husmann 01.21pm
Poetry Charles Mulvihill Charles Mulvihill 01.29pm
Poetry Hansika Jethnani Hansika Jethnani 01.38pm
Poetry Turkish Poetry group Melis Penic Gumus 01.47pm
Belly Dancer Brixton Belly Dancers Anjanie Dindyal, Kah Wei Ng 01.59pm
Indian Film Dance Asha Unnithan Company Shradha Vivek Unnithan 02.11pm
Poetry Richa Jindal Poetry in Hindi 02.16pm
Learn Anthem for Peace Dance Beeja Anusha, Seema & Suresh 02.28pm
Indian Classical Dance Pranita Choudhry Pranita Choudhry 02.50pm
Poetry Joe Duggan Joe Duggan 03.02pm
Peace Festival – Music, Poetry and Dance Katie Rose, LMP, Shaniqua Benjamin
Beeja & visitors
Katie Rose, LMP, Shaniqua Benjamin
Peace Dance – Beeja & audience
Indian Folk dance Angai Tamil Shool Sahana, Sreemaa, Tarani, Yazhini, Nivitha, Swetha & Jaanu 04.02pm
Indian Classical Dance Kshetra Dance Company Abinaya, Sahana and Angel 04.08pm
Poetry Miss Esi Yankey Miss Esi Yankey 04.20pm
Poetry Poets Anonymous Ted Smith-Orr, Ann Smith, George Wright, Mary Champion, Peter Evans and Arriane Destiny 04.32pm
Indian Film Dance Divya Ravindran Vishruth & Aamir 04.41pm
Ghanian Dance Gye Nyame Dance group Gye Nyame Dance group 04.46pm
Thank Yous 05.03pm
The Anthem for Peace Dance will be performed by many groups at the peace and wellbeing family fest 18. The dance will also be taught on the day for those who want to join in the public performance.

Anthem for Peace Dance was choreographed to the Peace Anthem by Anusha Subramanyam and Vipul Sangoi, Beeja.

The Park Hill Park Community Peace garden is being created by volunteers from across Croydon and is a work in progress over 2018 and 2019.

With this ongoing project the volunteers of the Friends of Park Hill Park aim to bring together a diverse group of Croydon’s religious, cultural and community groups by asking them to create a garden together. The resulting garden will not only commemorate the 100th anniversary of the close of WW1 but enable those involved in the garden to regularly meet, develop friendships and find common ground between each other in the garden, promoting peace between ALL our different Croydon communities in the 21st Century.

The design is made up of a frame of 12 small, individual gardens each given to a separate group, which together creates a wonderful living patchwork of peace framed by hedges of rosemary & lavender, plants which in themselves signify peace. The patchwork of gardens will eventually have intersecting pathways and surround a central paved area for meetings, music, picnics and performances, not just for the communities involved in the garden but for all of Croydon to enjoy.

The garden design will eventually be wheelchair accessible via the pathways, as will the central performance area. The cost of creating the garden will be raised via donations, crowdfunding and the sale of exclusively designed ceramic tiles carrying permanent messages from supporters of the garden that will be laid as a colourful permanent frame inside the performance area.

If you’d like to become a supporter of the Peace Garden and have your very own tile for peace permanently in the garden and, or just join in and volunteer in the community garden, please get in touch for details.

Please contact us if you’d like to help us as a volunteer or come to one of our events.

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