DescriptionTaken from the project website: "Starting at eleven o’clock on Sunday morning – the morning of this year’s Remembrance Sunday – the words of 100 contemporary peace-workers are being delivered live from the stage of Manchester’s iconic Royal Exchange Theatre . This marathon act of witness to the work of peace is going to continue all through Sunday, into Sunday night and right on until eleven o’clock on Monday morning – and to make sure that people right across the country can be part of this incredible event , all twenty-four hours of the performance are also being broadcast live on national radio station Resonance FM. Dive into this website to find out how you can join us – right now – either in the flesh, or online.
From the UK-backed bombs falling in Yemen to the murder of Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee, from rising figures for hate-crime across the country to the rising violence of our politics, conflict has been everywhere around us this year. Meanwhile, writer and director Neil Bartlett has been seeking out peacemakers, peace-keepers and peace-builders, talking to them and recording their words. He’s been speaking to activists and educators ; to faith leaders and local government officials ; to ex-soldiers and housewives– right across the country and beyond – and now the words of those conversations are being spoken and broadcast live in this unique event. All of these stories are different – but all of them deserve to be heard. They are the stories of people determined to make peace a reality, no matter how dangerous the world gets.
This day-and-night-long of sharing their words is only going to happen once- and whether you come and join us live in Manchester or tune in live to the event on the radio, we really hope you will choose to be part of it."
|Period||10 Nov 2019|
|Event title||24 Hours of Peace|
|Location||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Degree of Recognition||National|