From our friends at International Alert – the expanding Talking Peace Festival this year . . .
“The Talking Peace Festival is a series of events taking place this autumn around International Peace Day on 21 September.
Using the universal language of creativity, the festival will illustrate the importance of dialogue in resolving conflicts in venues across London. Join us for talks, comedy, art, food, photography and more!
The full programme will be announced later in August, but here is a flavour of what to expect:
- Launch party, Shoreditch Village Hall, 8 September (RSVP here)
- Peace Booth, Old Street underground station, 8-14 September
Strike a pose for peace in our Peace Photo Booth and enjoy live art demonstrations as part of our #Art4peace campaign. Free.
- #Art4peace campaign, various locations throughout September. Talented street artists unite in painting campaign for peace in spaces around East London. They will include: Benjamin Murphy, Dan Kitchener, David Walker, Faunagraphic, Fipsi Seilern (Pang), Francesca McHugh (Love Artist), Ibrahim Fakhri, Jim McElvaney, Joel Bergner, Lana Hughes (Lana Alana), Magnus Gjoen, Mr Dane, Paul Curtis (Moose), Pure Evil, Suzko and Tarek Tuma.
- Takeover of Shoreditch Art Wall, 17-19 Great Eastern Street, 13-19 September
Come and see this iconic Shoreditch mural transform into a giant piece of street art – for peace! Free.
- Rwanda photo exhibition, South Bank, 17-28 September
Photography from award-winning photojournalist Carol Allen-Storey, featuring the stories of young Rwandans, their reflections on the genocide and hopes for the future. Free.
- Conflict Kitchen, Queen of Hoxton, 20-21 September
A pop-up grill serving dishes from the Middle East over the weekend of International Peace Day. With recipes from renowned chefs Anissa Helou, Yotam Ottolenghi and Claudia Roden.
- Are you Taking the Peace?, The Comedy Store, 22 September (Book tickets here)
Our annual benefit comedy night featuring Rich Hall, Stewart Francis, Holly Walsh, Matt Rees, Daniel Simonsen, Nick Revell and Alistair Barrie (MC).
- Various, Hoxton Gallery, 23 September-3 October
Exhibitions, talks, workshops and more!
- No Pressure to be Funny, The Phoenix – Cavendish Square, 28 September
The highly acclaimed satirical panel show presents an International Alert special, chaired by LBC Radio’s James O’Brien.
For updates, follow us @TalkPeaceFest and use the hashtag #TalkingPeace to share your views!”