Of the greatest things about being a translator is not finding the differences between languages, but the similarities between what we all love to share and talk about and the unity that inevitably appears within the differences. The language may be the different, but the sentiment can be the same. And what better way to celebrate the diversity of languages and cultures in our city that to come together to also celebrate our similarities, and our wish for peace. Peace for ourselves and peace for the world.
From the 28th of June until the 5th of July this year, Dublin will see the city begin to beam with the delights of the Dublin Peace Festival as many come together to learn more about peace, create peace within ourselves and let it filter out to others.
Expect concerts, peace projects in schools and libraries, film screenings, keynote addresses from national and international peacemakers and a range of off site and online participatory ‘happenings’ for families and all the people of Dublin to enjoy.
All events except the cinema screening are free of charge. Enjoy and share!
Highlights of the Dublin Peace Festival
Monday 30th June, Screening of ‘Peacemakers’ at the Lighthouse Cinema Smithfield, 8.30pm
A one-off screening of a unique interview between two active Peacemakers. Jeremy Gilley and Prem Rawat approach the subject of peace from different perspectives. Jeremy’s efforts are aimed at global ceasefire, an end to violence and awareness of International Peace Day, Prem focuses on the individual’s need for personal peace.
Wednesday 2nd July, ‘Peacebeats’ at Sweeney’s Dame Lane, 9.30pm
Live music, videos and generally a cool evening with a Peace Focus.
Friday 4th July, Dublin Peace Concert, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, 7.30pm
Donal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, The Omagh Community Choir and many more.
Saturday 5th July, Time for Peace, with Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat, Dublin Convention Centre, 6.30pm
Keynote speaker Prem Rawat, creator of the internationally acclaimed Peace Education Program, presents his unique perspective on the possibility of peace . Request an invitation on line at wopg.org/events.
To find out more about even more events happening and further details and booking visit dublinpeacefestival.com.
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