Festival of Peace Croydon

Festival of Peace Croydon - 16th -23rd June 2018 

Celebrating Festival of Peace Croydon
A Declaration of Peace 
Declare it.  Just the same way we declare way. That is how we will have peace... we just need to declare it - John Lennon 
100 years after the end of WWI, we made a powerful declaration of Peace together in Croydon.  Not just a week, but a year of work building not just a Festival but a movement of peace.  From the start so many people said yes - demonstrating a shared longing for peace and the generous community spirit here in Croydon.  

Click here to read our Festival Celebration 

The Festival week ran 16th-23rd June and featured 
37 programmed events 
42 Community Partners 
300 Artists 
798 Active Participants 
5500 Audience 
Funding Sources 
£10,000 Mayor of London Spacehive Crowdfunder 
£11,500 Croydon Council 
£15,000 Arts Council of England 
Estimated £50k of People Power - invaluable work donated by 100 + dedicated volunteers & skilled professionals. 
Location  - Events took place in 21 venues in Central and South Croydon, South & Upper Norwood, Thornton Heath, Crystal Palace and Addiscombe. 
The amazing response from our community shows that we can continue creating peace everyday. 

With huge thanks to all our partners, supporters & funders 
- the wonderful people who said yes and declared peace in Croydon in 2018. 

Katie Rose, Festival Director, July 2018

The Anthem of Peace 
LMP’s brand new Anthem for Peace highlights the role of music as a force for good and the perfect way to bring people together – something that we need now more than ever. This modern-day anthem, composed by children’s composer Richard Brown with lyrics by Thornton Heath poet Shaniqua Benjamin, can be played, rapped, sung, remixed or sampled by musicians of all abilities, ages, genres and backgrounds. 

The Anthem was premièred in November 2017 by the LMP and children from Ecclesbourne Primary School, Thornton Heath, at Buckingham Palace in the presence of the LMP’s patron HRH Prince Edward.
Download the learning resources for the Anthem at: 

View and learn the dance for the Anthem created by Anusha Subramanyam of Beeja Dance - https://youtu.be/_2ouJjKFmeM

More info at http://festivalofpeacecroydon.org/

The premiere performance of London Mozart Players Anthem For Peace with children from Ecclesbourne School at Buckingham Palace