Oldham Council are celebrating Peace Week from Wednesday 21 September and Monday 26 September.A week of reflection and action on peace, starting on the United Nation International Day of Peace on 21 September.
Oldham Council became the first local authority in the UK to sign the Pledge to Peace in 2015. Oldham Peace week will involve the public, schools, the community, faith groups and businesses in Oldham.
13 local organisations have joined us in signing the pledge and formed the Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum.
Activities will take place throughout the week including a Peace Day celebration event at Gallery Oldham and Oldham Library on Saturday 24 September from 1 to 4 pm – with the launch of a new peace book section, live music, entertainment, poetry and book readings, and a technology section with Hack Oldham and Roamer the Robot.
Legoland Discovery Centre at The Trafford Centre in Manchester will be there on the day with its Master Model Builder, Alex Bidolak. He will be hosting LEGO Building Workshops and giving away prizes for the best build.
There will be a Peace Picnic in Dunwood Park on Sunday 25 September with arts and crafts, face painting and family entertainment between 1 to 3pm.
Oldham peace week has links with four Italian signatory towns, Mazara Del Vallo, Calatafimi-Segesta, Pisa and Lari and a webpage has been set up which includes more information and a full list of events www.oldham.gov.uk/peaceweek