2004 Festival of Peace

THE DAY OUT OF TIME
@ ‘LONDON’S ONLY LIGHTHOUSE’
TRINITY BUOY WHARF, 64 Orchard Place
London E14 0JW.
"The Festival Of Peace is London's first peace event dedicated to the idea of peace as culture. That is, as a positive force in the world that unites and harmonises people so we can live together peacefully."

FESTIVAL OF PEACE FLYER THE FABULOUS ANGIE - FOTO BY Fee@MercuryMoon.co.uk

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REVIEW
Nice relaxed festival in the heart of London. The site with the lighthouse was as promised lovely. It was strange looking past the Peace Festival 'dome' to the other 'dome! The two music 'rooms' (one with stage for the live bands) were big with funky lighting, nice decor and a coffeee shop. Check out Video Clip 3 for the inside of the venues.

Outside were stalls and food eateries, while the 'dome' housed talks and stuff. Foodwise, not being veggies we opted for the Jerk Chicken, Rice, Salad and friend Sweet Potatoes.

The security were mellow and we didn't see any dodgy insidents. As its on all day and all night there is something for everyone from families with kids (though less to do for smaller children - although to be fair, not having any small children I wasn't really looking) to those wanting the all night experience!

Everything was well organised and its a real shame that more people didn't attend during the day and early evening (though we had to leave before we turned into pumpkins so we can't report on the all-nighter side of the fest)! This is their first year - so if its on next year - GO!!!!!. Their press release sums up what the festival was about so check it out below.

THEIR PRESS RELEASE
Indoors and outdoors on the River Thames. An all day, all night event.
The Festival Of Peace is London’s first peace event dedicated to the idea of peace as culture. That is, as a positive force in the world that unites and harmonises people so we can live together peacefully.

The Festival, which will happen on Sunday July 25th, is part of a worldwide celebration called the Day Out Of Time. The Day Out Of Time asks us to stop the world just for a day so that we can experience being together in a spirit of forgiveness and celebration. This year there will be over 500 different events in 35 countries. The Day Out Of Time is celebrated as a national holiday in several countries including Japan and Brazil.

The Festival is located in a beautiful riverside venue on the North side of the Thames opposite the infamous Greenwich Dome at Trinity Buoy Wharf, the site of London’s only Lighthouse- a perfect metaphor for the Festival bringing light to London!

The event begins at 11am with a boundary dissolving ceremony led by Roy Littlesun, internationally recognised creator of medicine wheels and student of Hopi Grandfather Titus. There will a large indoor space with inspirational speakers, poets and performers interspersed with beautiful music from artists like Bliss and Molnia during the day. Outside on the riverside there will be a 17m geodesic dome which will house an acoustic music space, with art, healing and performance. There will also be a ‘peaceful culture bazaar’ with information and craft stalls along the river front and healthy, organic vegetarian and live food for sale. For families, there will be a ‘cosmic kidz’ zone.

In the evening the event will transform into the ‘Concert for Peace’ with a great selection of live music from African drummers, Brazilian world music, psychedelic dub, conscious funk...

The culmination of the celebration invites guests to ‘Dance for Peace’ to integrate the days energies into a huge interactive participatory event featuring incredible projections, décor, lighting, video, performance art and the best of contemporary dance music served up on 40k sound system for those wishing to party for peace until the early hours of the morning.

‘Festival of Peace’ encourage guests to leave their car and use the D.L.R to travel to the Lighthouse and to make the morning journey home safe and easy they have extended the licence to 6am to avoid any problems with transport.

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