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Cover designed by Emma Owens

This event first began in 1978—40 years ago! We are hugely proud that we have made it to this milestone and are so excited for the many more to come. We are very much the same as the very first event, we still believe in the same values of peace, compassion and understanding—we just have a few more stalls and many more visitors! The event has always been volunteer run with people with day jobs giving up their time to plan and run the event and we cannot begin to thank every director, committee member and weekend volunteer enough! Without these people the event would not have reached 40 years. We believe peace is achieved primarily through understanding and compassion for all, regardless of religion or belief, age, gender, race and sexual orientation. We give our amazing stallholders the platform to inform us all on how to begin to achieve peace whether this be through buying fair trade goods or becoming an activist.

This year at the festival we ask you all to be kind. Be kind to one another, equally to your families and to strangers you have never met. If you don’t know how to start then help us and your local area by donating tinned food at our food donation point for the Leamington and Warwick Foodbank at the Information desk. We hope that you have loved coming to the event as much as we love bringing it to you. We hope that you will come every year and maybe even get involved running the event one day! We are entirely volunteer led and are always looking for new committee members. If you are interested in performing, volunteering or having a stall please like our Facebook page or visit our website. Thank you all for your support! Contents: Festival Aims & Info Get Involved Workshops—Saturday and Sunday

The Festival would like to thank: Emma Owens, our cover competition winner! All of our stallholders, many of whom have been coming for over 20 years! Workshop leaders, children’s entertainers, performers and speakers, the majority of whom have given their time for free. Our amazing volunteers who have worked so hard this weekend to ensure the smooth running of the event. The Committee who are all volunteers who have worked for many months to bring this fantastic event to you and without these the event could not run. Warwick District Council for their continued support. Finally, YOU who make the event come alive and without whom, the event would not be worth running.

Helping Locally Craft Tent Riverside Stage Lineup Stalls by pitch Site Map Stalls by name Bandstand Stage Lineup Children’s Entertainment Peace Talks Bridge Performance Area

The Leamington Peace Festival exists to promote an understanding of international peace in all its aspects, including environmental harmony and living in co-operation with others: • By encouraging international and local organisations and individuals to participate during the Festival weekend • By raising awareness of world and local issues • By giving individuals ways of becoming involved in the world around them • By providing an opportunity for local crafts people to demonstrate their skills and display their crafts • By promoting fair trade practices • By encouraging local artists and entertainers to share their skills • GETTING HERE: The Festival is held in the Pump Room Gardens, The Parade, Leamington, CV32 4AA. The nearest train station is Leamington Spa, a 10min walk away. Most buses to Leamington Town Centre stop nearby at The Parade. There is provision for locking bikes outside of the Pump Rooms. There is no parking on site and all town centre parking is Pay and Display. If possible, please don’t arrive by car. • DISABLED PARKING: Please contact us in advance ( if you have special requirements. • ACCESS: The Festival site is flat, with grass and tarmac paths. It can get busy—please keep pathways clear for buggies, and anyone else who might need them. If you require any additional assistance please contact us— • INFORMATION: If you need help during your visit please come to the Information Caravan where we will be pleased to help. The caravan is located in the centre of the site and is clearly marked on the Site Plan. • TIMINGS: The Festival runs from 11am - 7pm on Saturday, and 11am - 6pm Sunday. As it takes place in a residential area our licence does not permit any events after these times, please respect our neighbours and leave the festival quietly • ALCOHOL: Please be aware that the Pump Room Gardens are a restricted drinking area. The Street Marshals

have the power to remove alcohol from anyone they consider is behaving in an anti-social manner. • REFUSE: REFUSE Recycling is encouraged; please separate all your rubbish into the specially labelled bins as this will help with the unpleasant job of sorting the litter. All litter pickers are volunteers • TOILETS: TOILETS Toilets for public use are located next to the Riverside stage and close to the Pump Rooms. These are well marked on the site map. There is a disabled access toilet by the information caravan. Off site public toilets are available in the Pump Rooms and diagonally across the Parade by the taxi rank near the town hall. • FIRST AID: During the festival opening hours, Warwick Ambulance Association provide First Aid cover (sited next to the Dormer Place entrance) •LOST/ LOST/ FOUND PROPERTY: Please go to the information caravan. •LOST/FOUND LOST/FOUND CHILDREN:: The lost/found children's point is the Information Caravan in the centre of the site. • DOGS: DOGS Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on site. Please be mindful of other animals and children •ACCOMODATION ACCOMODATION: ACCOMODATION Due to licensing there is NO CAMPING on the Festival site, please contact Tourist information for details of nearby accommodation. • WATER: WATER Water is available from the standpipe near Dormer Place, please see Site Plan.

How To Get Involved: The Peace Festival is run solely by a small group of volunteers and we always need more help! If you would like to volunteer to help out on the day, help with publicity in the run up to the event, or help organise the 2019 event please contact the committee. They can be contacted by email: There will be a post-festival survey which will be available after the Peace Festival on our website where you can submit your feedback on all aspects of how this year’s festival went. Everyone is welcome to contribute. The AGM in October (please see our website for details on location) is also open to all. The committee will meet monthly from then on. • Feedback We welcome your comments about the festival, please come along to the Information caravan to tell us your suggestions and fill in a questionnaire.

Facebook: Twitter: @leampeacefest Instagram: Website:

• Performing and running workshops next year Applications open in Winter, please see for details. We aim to provide a mix of musical styles and also support local bands. However, we do operate a policy of not booking the same band two years running. All performers play for limited expenses or for free. • Running a Stall: For 2019, we ask that anyone interested should contact us by 31st January 2019—Please see our website for details. Stallholders pay a small fee in return for a stall-this then funds next years festival.



The first event was called the Leamington Festival for International Understanding and Peace. Its roots stem from previous festivals held within the area, each basing its theme on aspects of Peace (Peace Pledge Union, Oxfam Festival and Leamington Spa Health Foundation). Over 30 organisations took part.

This is just a taste of what's going on - for more details see the Blackboards for pop up workshops on the day. Look out also for Capoeira workshops & demos at the Bridge Performance Stage, and drop-in arts and crafts for all ages at the Craft Tent

Flip Juggling welcome all to a circus skills workshop, open for every age and every level to come and have a lesson at flower sticks, poi, diabolo, spinning plate and juggling balls. Check out their stall on site for more demos throughout the weekend.

Come and find out more about a kindness project called “The Pif Smile” around Warwick and Leamington. It stands for Pay It Forward to make someone smile. Random acts of kindness and various small events to share smiles with the wider community.

Didgeridoo Workshop Open to all ages this is an introduction to one of the world's oldest wind instruments. Jono will be giving an insight into the history of the instrument and the various playing styles. There will be practice didges available for people to have a go at playing.

The sequence of beautiful, slow, peaceful, almost meditative movements of T’AI CHI have proved to have immense therapeutic health benefits. It’s practice is understood to be the source of a long and healthy life. It feels good, too! COME AND TRY IT!

Please come and drop in to the SGI Buddhist workshop to find out more about Nichiren Buddhism, all welcome!

Workshop Open to all ages this is an introduction to one of the world's oldest wind instruments. Jono will be giving an insight into the history of the instrument and the various playing styles. There will be practice didges available for people to have a go at playing.

An African Drumming workshop for beginners - family friendly, for any age/ability. Vieux is a talented musician and a supportive, relaxed teacher. He will introduce a traditional African rhythm and everyone will leave with a smile and a sense of achievement. Instruments provided.

Join community musician and music therapist Annigma as she offers a taste of her new Music Relaxation album of vocal and piano music. "an elemental journey of relaxation, based around our wondrous earth's elements; the incredible natural world; unique life stories; precious human connections; travel; diversity of culture; wanderings; times of exploration; moments of discovery and the rich spectrum of human emotion that each of us experience in our

The sequence of beautiful, slow, peaceful, almost meditative movements of T’AI CHI have proved to have immense therapeutic health benefits. It’s practice is understood to be the source of a long and healthy life. It feels good, too! COME AND TRY IT!

A basic introduction and a lot of fun! Street dance styles have been used in dance battles to settle disputes instead of violence interactive and fun in a relaxed atmosphere, for all ages.


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After the success of our food donation point at the information desk last year we have decided to do it again! Please donate at our information caravan located in the middle of the site and signposted on our site map. Below is the list of food the foodbank need to help the people who need it most in our community. Last year alone, they distributed 3,019 emergency food supplies! ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

Cereal Soup Pasta, rice and instant noodles Tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce Lentils, beans and pulses Tinned vegetables Tea/coffee Tinned fruit Long life or powdered milk Long life fruit juice Baby food Deodorant toilet paper shower gel and shaving gel Soap Shampoo toothbrushes and toothpaste laundry detergent and powder washing up liquid feminine hygiene products nappies and baby wipes

If you wish to donate another time you can donate at the following locations: -Tesco, Emscote Road -Sainsburys, Leamington Retail Park and Sainsburys, Kenilworth -Lloyds Bank, Warwick and Kenilworth -Waitrose, Kenilworth

This year we have an art and craft tent located near the bandstand. There will be a range of activities over the weekend for all ages. Any time, you can go an join in and contribute towards a collaborative woven piece on a hanging loom and also knitters and non knitters can work together to use a pair of giant knitting needles to hopefully produce a giant sized piece of knitting by Sunday afternoon! There will also be materials and equipment for some freestyle art work!

Saturday: 11-1: Bag weaving 2.30-3.30: Balancing birds 3.30-5.30: Glass upcycling Sunday: 11-1: Glass upcycling 12-1: Balancing birds 2.30-4.30: Bag weaving

Bag weaving – weave a colourful little bag from reclaimed fabric. All materials provided and instruction given. Balancing Birds – make and decorate a dove of peace or a bird of paradise that will balance happily on the tip of your finger. All materials provided and instruction given. Glass upcycling – use glass paint to decorate a small glass jar or bottle to make your own drink bottle, trinket box or night light holder. All materials provided but if you have your own favourite piece that you would like to paint, do bring it along.

Please note: children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Huge thanks to Martin Cure and his team on sound & Dave Barrett, MC 11.05 to 11.50 Mara Falls Born and bred in Leamington and Coventry, Mara Falls burst on the scene in 2017. Immediately championed by the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and TouchFM, Mara Falls take their frenetic live show to stages across the UK. 12.05 to 12.35 The Mission Choir A faith-based Community Choir formed in February 2017, enthusiastic about singing together and for others led by Laura Fuller. 1235 Peace Talk 12.50 to 13.40 Man Made Moon Established band from Leamington who play original indie/pop songs, their debut EP was released 1/1/18. 1340 Peace Talk 13.55 to 14.45 Kate and the Mooncats The little swing band with a big rock and roll attitude. Fun, funky, different - Chilled jazz and blues, swing classics, modern cool 1445 Peace Talk

See blackboards and the Peace Talks page for more information on the speakers between acts.

15.00 to 15.45 The Sons of Men Folk/blues rock-4 piece from Leamington, Matt (vocals, guitar), Tom (lead guitar), Rich (drums) and John-Paul (bass). 1545 Peace Talk 16.05 to 17.00 3 Daft Monkeys With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. 17.15 to 18.00 The Session The Session are band of 'lil funksters' who will take you on a journey through urban fables.. mixing tales of hobos 'n' harlots, bigots 'n' sinners, and blokes they met in the woods.....

11.05 to 11.35 Songlines Popular local 100-strong community choir Songlines have been Peace Festival regulars since 2001, and they are delighted to be opening the main stage on Sunday morning. They will be singing a wide variety of songs in glorious 4-part harmony, and performing with their usual high energy. Expect a dash of world-folk, some bluesy spirituals, and some 21st century pop - get your Sunday off to an uplifitng start!� For more info email 11.50 to 12.45 Restless Left-leaning, socially progressive, high energy experimental garage rock; riff and groove based, but properly arranged. Tight, professional, listenable, danceable. 1245 Peace Talk 13.05 to 13.50 The Notables All round heart warming family entertainment from a talented musical ensemble of adults and young people with special needs. 1350 Peace Talk

14.05 to 14.50 Two Man Ting Sunshine Afro-roots - guitar, live loops, percussion and finely crafted songs about political protest, sunny beaches and er...duvets. 1450 Peace Talk 15.05 to 15.50 see blackboard for details 1550 Peace Talk 16.05 to 16.55 Skewwiff Female fronted four piece post punk misfits with a nod to the festival scene. Boasting perceptive lyrics and deeply catchy hooks. 17.10 to 18.00 Isembard's Wheel without a doubt one of the most wild and Rabelaisian acts on the folk scene today, bringing together inspiring lyrics, soaring choruses and a big damn attitude to boot”“A foot tapping, heart thumping experience which caught my imagination and sent me soaring” - Reyt Good Music Magazine. See blackboards and the Peace Talks page for more information on the speakers between acts. Thanks to all the artists, peace talkers and you for listening - see you all next year!




A N.E. IMPORTS Julia's Kitchen Nick Hooper Design Global Emporium Karma gear Fadi Eirout Hindu Religious Association Happy Crepes Yumlaut The Jabberwocky Fresh Rootz Electric Lemon Warwick District UN Association The Mission SDA Church Amnesty International Collins World of Coffee Shepherds Ice Cream Hillbillys Grill Shack The Witchcrafter DM Darcy Vintage at Narnia Marillions Moonstone Niki Guy Phullyphashioned Kushtylocks Caking and Baking Voices for Peace, Protection and Development Belgrade Theatre Jubilee Leamington EQuIP Foundry Wood Community Energy Warwickshire WCAVA-Community and Volunteer Marie Curie Pandemania Wood Fired Pizza Warwick District Faith Forum Warwick Quakers Sikh cultural Baha'is of Leamington Spa One World Link

B Campaigners Tent Park Street Chiropractic Clinic The Treatment Lounge The Quirky Slate Company Satyagraha Gongs Callie Psychic Consultant Leamington Spa Chiropractic Shahloutrading Sunflower Souls Sahaja Yoga Swan Tai Chi Yogmasti limited Devi Shah Healing Centre Perfect Pofferies Platinum Pancakes Herbivourous Dumpling King Buddha Belly Fairygoodies Sareena Henna Art Pip and Flip Jay Graham Artist Bekbek Makes The Braidy Bunch Starchild The Dressing Room Delly's Gems Indian Temple Medusa Katie's Funky Things Ravens Edge Forge Flip Juggling/ Chameleon RascalRuby Om Shanti Gifts Chakrapatch Fairtrade INCAS Shamiana Exclusive Designs by Liz Fantasia Hair Wraps and Glitter

C OMishka Fusion Eastern Style Wildwood Didgeridoo Barncrafts Seasonal Soul Katy O Art/ Russel Whitehead Photography Mystic Mackerel Creations workshops Myton Hospice Fairy Fun Shepherds Ice Cream Fudge Sixth Moon Art Face Paint Bourgeois Bohemian Trade kids tent Queen of Chamellias Queen of Chamellias Woodburns 63 Islands Cornography Goodness Gracious Pura Vida Global Fusion Mela Street Food Save the Pixies Hand Carved Flowers The Word Fair Leamington Town Council Leamington Art in the Park Cats Protection Warwickshire Beekeepers Canalside Community Food Cycleways Action 21 Coventry Earthspirit Your New Wings Hooper Hoops Elefair Giftwear 9unicorns Crystals Helen Selina textiles Keep the NHS Public



41 Warwickshire Pride 42 Brakencraft 43 Bespoke Dreamcatchers 44 Crafty4u 45 Ahmadiyya Muslim Association 46 SGI UK 47 Peace Pledge Union 48 Global Justice Now 49 Made of Music 50 Bliss 51 Churros Susanna 52 Lovelights Emporium 53 Ami 54 Bali stars 55 Orchid Trading 56 Karma 57 Touching the Void 58 Dragonflytotnes

Churches Together in Leamington Justice for Palestinians LWS Night Shelter Pathway Mentoring Project Leamonheads One World Clothing Jivai Fair Trading Gaia Wholefoods Wildbare and Natural Veronicas Readings Working with Villages in Palestine Jewels Designs Shah Dhillion Henna Designs Warwickshire Badger Group Warwick Lions Club Centre for Lifelong Learning BEAUTIFUL cloth SAORI studio World Challenge Tanzania Curlicue Sage Paranormal and Witch Works Tarot Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic Ice Dreams The Ginger Barista Co Cake Magic by Inderjit Textura

Campaigners Tent White Poppies Compassion in World Farming


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Action 21 Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Ami Amnesty International

B Baha'is of Leamington. Bali Stars Barncrafts Bekbek Makes Belgrade Theatre Bespoke Dreamcatchers Bliss Bourgeois Bohemian Trading Braidy Bunch Brakencraft Buddha Belly C Cake Magic by Inderjit Caking and Baking Callie Psychic Consultant Campaigners Tent Canalside Community Food Cats Protection Centre for Lifelong Learning Chakrapatch Fairtrade Churches Together in Leamington Churros Susanna Collins World of Coffee Community Energy Warwickshire Cornography Coventry Earthspitiy Crafty4u Curlicue Cycleways D Delly's gems Devi Shah Healing Centre DM Darcy Dragonflytotnes Dumpling King E Electric Lemon Elefair Giftwear EQuIP Exclusive Designs by Liz


Fadi Eriout Fairy Fun Fairygoodies Fantasia Hair Wraps and Glitter Flip Juggling/ Chameleon Foundry Wood Fresh Rootz Fudge Fusion Eastern Style


Gaia Wholefoods Ginger Barista Co Global Emporium Global Fusion Global Justice Now Goodness Gracious


Hand-carved Flowers Happy Crepes Helen Selena Textiles Herbivourous Hillbillys Grill Shack Hindu Religious Association Hooper Hoops


Ice Dreams INCAS Indian Temple


Jabberwocky Jay Graham Artist Jewels Designs Jiva Fair Trading Jubilee Leamington Julia's Kitchen Justice for Palestinians


Karma Karma gear Katie’s Funky Things Katy O Art Keep the NHS Public Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic Kushtylocks


Leamington Art in the Park Leamington Spa Chiropractic Clinic Leamington Town Council Leamonheads Lovelights Emporium LWS Night Shelter


Made of Music Marie Curie Marillions Moonstone Medusa Mela Street Food Mystic Mackerel Creations Myton Hospice


N.E. Imports Nick Hooper Designs Niki Guy


Om Shanty Gifts OMishka One World Clothing One World Link Orchid Trading P Park Street Chiropractic Pathway Mentoring Peace Pledge Union Perfect Pofferies Phullyphasioned Pip and Flip Platinum Pancakes Pura Vida Q Queen of Chamelias Queen of Chamelias Quirky Slate Company R Rascal Ruby Raven’s Edge Forge Russell Whitehead Photography

S Sage paranormal and Witch Works Tarot Sahaja Yoga Sareena Henna Art Satyagraha Gongs Save the Pixies Seasonal Soul SGI UK Shah-Dhillion Henna Designs Shahloutrading Shamiana Shepherds Ice Cream Shepherds Ice Cream Sikh Cultural Sixth Moon Art Face Painting Starchild Sunflower Souls Swan Tai Chi


Textura The BEAUTIFUL cloth SAORI The Dressing Room The Mission SDA Church The Treatment Lounge The Witchcrafter The Word Fair Touching the Void


Veronicas Readings Vintage at Narnia Voices for Peace, Protection and Development


Warwick District Faith Forum Warwick District United Nations Association Warwick Quakers Warwickshire Badger Group Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers Warwick Lions Club Warwickshire Pride WCAVA Wildbare and Natural Wildwood Didgeridoo Woodburns Working with Villages in Palestine World Challenge Tanzania Yogmasti limited Your New Wings Yumlaut




Www, Karma, Unit 13 Barton Business Park, New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7TR Karma is a fair trade family run business since 1989 and offers an eclectic range of clothing and accessories from around the world. All of our producers must be fair trade ∗ All employees must receive basic wages that are in line with similar occupations locally. ∗ Women and men receive equal pay for equal work. ∗ Working hours should reasonable to allow for family time. ∗ We never use producers who employ children. ∗ We encourage our producers to employ a health and safety policy, and their employees should have protected conditions of employment. ∗ Clean drinking water and toilets must also be available.


While our efforts are small, we hope the more we trade, the more we aid local communities, thus enriching their quality of life.








In 1868 the Pump Room Gardens (first laid out in 1814), together with the Royal Pump Rooms, were bought by the Local Board of Health. The gardens became a ‘people’s recreation ground’ with free access for everyone. The present bandstand was built just 14 years later and has been showing its age! We hope the present restoration work means the bandstand will be used by all again for many years to come. In the meantime, we'll be recreating the fabulous bandstand vibe on a temporary stage, but with the same great team - massive thanks to Bungle & Paul on sound and Barry Patterson, poet and musician and your MC for the weekend.

11.15 to 12.00 Issa Farrah Issa is a poet based in and from Southampton. He works with the band Sombrero Fallout and is part of the People’s Front Room Collective. Issa’s work encompasses that which comes into his internal and external sphere.

12.15 to 13.00 Rowan Godel Singer and song writer Rowan Godel has been described as an “underground folk superstar” and is one of British folk music's best kept secrets.

13.15 to 14.00 Warren and the Magpies Warren And The Magpies collect shiny and eclectic pop and rock classics and rework them into a foot-stomping folk/bluegrass style.

14.15 to 15.00 Poetry & spoken word Performances from local writers and regulars at Fire & Dust (Coventry), Scriptstuff (Leamington) & Pure Good & Right (Kenilworth), including our MC, Barry Patterson

15.15 to 16.00 Hattie Hatstar Expect: murder ballads, drinking songs, songs about underwear, boyfriends, smoking, drugs, sex, ageing disgracefully and Armageddon, played on the accordion and all delivered with disarming honesty and wit.

16.15 to 16.45 Daisybell Daisybell are a folk trio singing and playing original and traditional material with a strong emphasis on harmonies and fun!

1700 to 1745 Taylor-Louise & Naomi Beth Taylor-Louise is a warm, enthusiastic young professional. Singing songs written from the heart, telling stories of relatable feelings with cleverly crafted sounds creating an intimate musical atmosphere. Naomi is 21 year old singer-songwriter and graduate of the Institute of the Arts Barcelona. Inspired by country, folk and poetry with warming vocals and musicianship.

See blackboards and the Peace Talks page for more information on the speakers between acts.

10.45 to 11.00 Stagecoach Children As is traditional now on the Peace Festival Sunday, children from the local Stagecoach school sing a selection of hits.

11.10 to 11.55 Luca FD Singer Songwriter from Warwick

12.10 to 12.40 David Goody Taking bizarre musical ideas and crafting them into shape with ridiculous rhymes is the hallmark of David Goody - a purveyor of absurd comic songs. In a world of bland ballads and prosaic lyrics there is a need for more music about hypnotised chickens, quantum physics, biscuit psychology, and the Coventry inner city ring road, played on ukulele, 3 string guitar and suitcase banjo.

12.50 to 13.30 Matilda Pratt A young a singersongwriter who performs at many festivals and events such as Napton Music Festival and Big Family Festival and has performed her original songs for Free Radio and BBC WM.

13.45 to 14.30 Spa Strummers Ukulele Group Local fun group - great at audience participation, feelgood and singalong!

14.45 to 15.30 Crybb Gary and Kate playing original, trad and modern folk. Great vocals and moving music.

15.45 to 16.30 Annette Gregory Annette will captivate you with The Ladies Of Jazz. Bringing her rich, deep delicate phrasing to songs sung by legends like Sarah Vaughan, Julie London, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Antia O’Day.

16.45 to 17.30 Stone Bear An energetic two piece with a very wide repertoire - Rock and Blues with Soul and a little Jazz.

See blackboards and the Peace Talks page for more information on the speakers between acts. Thanks to all the artists, peace talkers and you for listening - see you all next year!

SATURDAY Please visit the Kids tent towards the Pump Rooms— which is clearly signposted on the map -for 2 days of entertainment for children of any age! For younger children don’t forget to visit Kate’s Storytree. Captain Jackdaw will bring a blend of comedy and Danger to this year's Peace Festival with her Whip Cracking Workshops - where you can learn to crack a bullwhip. Kristoff the clown will be performing his magic and music show. Come along and take part in the magic and singing "action" songs

Danger Show including Fire Eating, Target Whips and a Ladder of Swords. Please note: Children should be accompanied at all times.

SUNDAY Join Captain Jackdaw for another day of entertainment in the Kids Tent! Workshops, shows and fun.

Join fabulous storyteller Pyn Stockman for some lively, interactive storytelling adventures at this years Leamington Peace Festival. There will be a rich mix of myths and wonder tales from around the world. These stories are suitable for 5+ with plenty of opportunities to join in.

The Peace letters return this year and the Leamington Art in the Park team will be running the painting activity. Go along and visit them and get involved!

KATE’S STORY TREE The Storytree is a special place where people come together to share stories. Join Kate as she shares stories, then stay and play. Open to everyone, so just drop-in between 11am and 5pm throughout the weekend for storytelling, making and playing. Please check the blackboard for schedule.

Every year we ask artists, campaign and charity groups to give a short talk between acts at the stages around the Festival. At the heart of the Festival ethos is our conviction that we all have the power to make the world a more peaceful and respectful place. There are many different ways to do this; we hope that by listening to the speakers this weekend, visiting the campaigning stalls, participating in the workshops, everyone will find something that empowers and inspires them to actively work towards this. Even if you’ve never thought of yourself as an activist, just listen and you’ll be surprised how much impact just one small act can have.

SATURDAY 1235 Riverside Stage Justice & Peace at Catholic Leamington - Peace at St Peter's Church 1340 Riverside Stage Warwick District UN Association - Role of the UN in the Trump Era. As one of the founder members of the Festival in 1978, Gian Clare will also speak on the 40th anniversary of the Peace Festival.

1400 Bandstand Amnesty’s I Welcome Refugees campaign 1445 Riverside Stage Baha'is of Leamington - World Peace is possible 1500 Bandstand ‘Plastic Free Communities’ Plastic Free Leamington & Warwick (Surfers against Sewage) 1545 Riverside Stage South Warwickshire Keep our NHS Public - Celebrate and Save our NHS at 70 A brief talk about the original principles of the NHS, established in June 1948 and the current threat from lack of funding and privatisation. All are invited to join the London demonstration on June 30th to Celebrate and Demonstrate #OurNHS70, Free, For All, For Ever.

1600 Bandstand Ahmadiyya Muslim Association - Islam's Solution to World Peace

SUNDAY 1235 Bandstand Baha'is of Leamington - World Peace is possible 1255 Riverside Stage SGI Buddhists 1330 Bandstand Justice & Peace at Catholic Leamington - Peace at St Peter's Church 1350 Riverside Stage “The Flow of Peace" Daniel Heimler co-founder of Inspire4Justice 1430 Bandstand Warwick District UN Association - Role of the UN in the Trump Era. As one of the founder members of the Festival in 1978, Gian Clare will also speak on the 40th anniversary of the Peace Festival.

1450 Riverside Stage Ahmadiyya Muslim Association - Islam's Solution to World Peace 1530 Bandstand Christian Aid - the ‘hidden’ topic of Internally Displaced People, who make up the majority of the 65 million people who are currently refugees around the globe.

1550 Riverside Stage Amnesty's Defend the Human Rights Defenders campaign Plus more to be confirmed including Warwickshire Badger Group and CND, and on Sunday the Warwick District Youth Forum on Sunday will be asking festival goers to answer a few short questions on homelessness for their latest project. Timings are approximate - please check the blackboards around the site. If you want to find out more - many of the campaigners are here all weekend with stalls, plus the Information Caravan has more information on many of the projects.


LOCAL TALENTED PERFORMERS Enjoy a wonderful range on local talent at our Bridge Performance Stage - plus a chance for you to have a go! For a detailed schedule, and to sign up for the open mic - visit the Information Caravan in the centre of the site at the festival weekend.

Capoeira is the most exhilarating and visually spectacular martial art in the world today, as it combines not only music but also gravity defying acrobatics and contortionist like beauty. Outlawed during several periods of persecution in Brazil, today it is an incredible performance art combining every aspect of the human exper ien ce .

Roshni's young (6-8yr old) dancers perform Bharatanatyam (an Indian classical dance)





LPF Programme 2018  

The 40th Leamington Peace Festival 16-17 June 2018 in the Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa. Free festival - free programme

LPF Programme 2018  

The 40th Leamington Peace Festival 16-17 June 2018 in the Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa. Free festival - free programme