Yesterday hundreds of people across the town gathered together to commemorate the annual ‘World Peace Day’.
For the past few years Wrexham has been getting behind the worldwide event and holding celebrations across the town.
This year’s events began on Thursday with a talk by former SAS soldier, Ben Griffin at the Trinity Church. On Friday children at St. Christopher’s School celebrated the event with a ‘School’s Peace Day’, which included talks and workshops for the children.
The idea behind World Peace Day began in 1999, when actor turned filmmaker Jeremy Gilley founded ‘Peace One Day’. In 2001 this led to the creation of ‘World Peace Day’, when the member states of United Nations adopted the first annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence.
September 21st is the main day of celebrations, and yesterday the Wrexham celebrations were held on Queen’s Square and Llwyn Isaf. Wrexham.com joined the hundreds of people who popped down to enjoy the sunshine, watch some live music and take part in lots of interesting activities.
Sue McGrane from the Sue The Wrexham Film and Photography Collective has supplied us with some of the images from the events yesterday, along with some of our Wrexham.com photos.
The event was opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham in the Llwyn Isaf bandstand, who were joined by the Wrexham Community Choir, who sang at the opening and closing of the event. A march then took place throughout the town, which ended at Tk Maxx on Island Green.
People were encouraged to bring along their own veggie food to share in a peace picnic that was held by the Yum Yum Project. There was also the opportunity to bring along any old belongs that are no longer used and share them on the Give and Take/New2You/Freeconomy Wrexham sharing stall.
Some of the live music that was on offer throughout the afternoon included ‘Heal The Last Stand’, who debuted their new single ‘The Gathering’. Other artists who entertained the crowds included The Scene, Terminal, Tiny Wooden Angels, Keith Astbury and Americo Lima
Over the course of the afternoon there were also a number of information stalls available, along with the chance to join in meditation, yoga, Tai Chi and have a holistic therapy with the Yum Yum Project and friends.
Elsewhere in Bellevue Park the activities continued, with more live music and a BBQ. Artists included Featuring Tiny Wooden Angels, Vesper, Left at the East Gate, Saltwater Injection, Orient Machine and Mother of Six.