Sep 16-18 Byron - Peace Carnival

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Byron Bay is to host a three-day Peace Carnival

September 16, 17th & 18th.

The carnival begins with the “Peace Lovers Moon Dance” at the A&I Hall in Bangalow on September 16. The new Byron Peace Carnival CD will be launched and contributing artists will showcase their works. These include: GYAN, COOLUNGUBRA, BUNNA LAWRIE from COLOURED STONE, BLISSMONGERS, GINA LAKOSTA'S 'ONE HEART PARTY', THE OLD SPICE BOYS, RACHEL ZINMAN and RUSSELL HIBBS.

A candle-lit procession and indigenous ceremonies taking place at sunset on the night of September 17 will welcome the World Peace Flame -a permanent flame of peace that will burn eternally, on display in Byron Bay’s Community Centre.

Peacemakers carrying a World Peace Flame torch will lead a colourful street parade on Sunday 18 September, with singers, drummers, and hundreds of rainbow peace flags through the streets of Byron Bay to the Butler St Peace Park. (there will be car parking at the Market site). Music, peace talks, market stalls, a healing village, children’s activities, and festive activities that express the culture of peace that has flourished in this region will make this a great finale to a weekend of Byron and beyond residents working together to make this world a better place!!

Australian actor JACK THOMPSON, a man of reconciliation and a lifetime activist will speak, and the final scene of “The Gathering”, a film that he is narrating, will be shot at the event.

The Byron Peace Carnival will also incorporate community forums including the Thursday Plantation sculpture exhibition opening, and a screening of the opening ceremony of Earthdance 2005 from California USA with a live address to Byron by Michael Franti.

“The northern rivers region has had 35 years of peace in action”, says organiser Paul Joseph.“But it is time our community now became a modern living example of peaceful relating. We want to inspire the rest of the world with the joy of a thriving culture of peace.”

For more information on the event please call Paul Joseph on 6684 7579 or visit www.byronpeacecarnival.com

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