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Youngsters are to be included at peace event at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 25, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Young people are set to be heavily involved in a Celebration of Peace Weekend in Leek next month.

The Foxlowe Arts Centre will be the venue for the large scale event at the Market Place venue on April 5 and 6.

Youth and children's activities during the event will include drop-in craft sessions and a singing workshop.

On both days youngsters of all ages can join in free 'Decorate a Dove' sessions, on Saturday April 5, 10am-3pm, and Sunday, April 6, 11am-2pm. These are 'drop-in at any time' events where youngsters can get creative and design their own unique dove symbol of peace.

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And youngsters aged seven to 16 years can pop along to the free Sing for World Peace Workshop which will run from 1.30pm until 3pm on Saturday, April 5.

Participants will be able to learn peace songs from across the globe before taking part in an afternoon Peace Concert.

Jointly organised by Leek Quakers, Foxlowe Arts Centre, Foxlowe Sessions, Peace Through Folk and the Royal British Legion, the 1914-2014 Celebration of Peace Weekend in Leek is intended to celebrate and promote peace, reconciliation and goodwill.

A full programme of events and activities has been drawn up with more details available online at www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk, where tickets can also be purchased from.

Tickets are priced £5 for the Saturday afternoon; £8 for the Saturday evening concert; £7 for the Sunday afternoon sessions and £7 for the Sunday evening performance. A weekend pass, giving access to all events, costs just £12 while under-16s go free to all events and activities.

Tickets can also be purchased from the Foxlowe Arts Centre or by calling 01538 386112. For more information contact Peter Kent-Baguley at peter@kent-baguley.co.uk or on 0777 3464626.

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