Top UK and international street artists are exploring what peace means to them as part of the #art4peace campaign in London this September. The artists will be painting on blank canvases, walls and windows across East London and beyond – using peace as their inspiration.

A picture can tell a thousand words, but we’ll settle for just one: peace. Strike a pose for peace and tell the world what the word means to you at a pop-up photo booth at Old Street station from 8–14 September. And whilst you’re there, watch talented street artists do live paintings as part of the #art4peace campaign.

The Talking Peace Festival with kick-off on Monday 8 September with a Peace Talks, featuring a lively discussion on culture and conflict. With contributions from the world of art, theatre, food and music, panellists will explore how everyday culture – like what we eat, listen to, and the jokes we tell – can resolve or deepen conflicts between people.

Conflict Kitchen London is opening a pop-up restaurant in Hoxton Square this September, serving mouth-wateringly delicious food from countries around the world that have experienced violence and conflict. Each week the kitchen will be taken over by a different cuisine, with a group of talented female chefs sharing the finest flavours of Burma (Myanmar), Jordan and Peru.

The exhibition, presented by award-winning photojournalist Carol Allen-Storey, documents the stories of young people born amid the horrors of the Rwandan genocide, and their hopes for ‘amahoro’ – peace. The exhibition will be held on the South Bank in London from 18–28 September and is free to attend.

To mark the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September, Conflict Kitchen London is partnering with the Queen of Hoxton for a weekend of food and conversation on the rooftop bar. Featuring recipes from top Middle Eastern chefs Yotam Ottolenghi, Anissa Helou and Claudia Roden.

Can social media stop a war? Help us find out by joining our #peacehack on 20–21 September, to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The event, which will run non-stop for 36 hours, will bring together peacebuilders, coders and designers to create and realise solutions to aid some of the complex processes involved on the long […]

Are You Taking The Peace? is back for another year with an all-star line-up. Join us on Monday 22 September for a superb night of comedy at the Comedy Store and help us celebrate the UN’s International Day of Peace. Featuring Holly Walsh, Rich Hall, Stewart Francis and more.

This exhibition presents the #art4peace campaign, launched this September as part of the Talking Peace Festival. We believe that art can be a powerful tool for inspiring change, as it can allow people to express themselves, change perceptions and create empathy – especially where words fail. With this in mind, we invited artists to bring this […]

The highly acclaimed No Pressure To Be Funny presents an International Alert special. Alert’s Secretary General Dan Smith will join a panel chaired by LBC Radio’s James O’Brien to discuss peace and conflict, with the emphasis on the topical as much as the comical.

International Alert is pleased to invite you to attend the eleventh in a series of Peace Talks: CRIME, GANGS AND THE CHANGING FACES OF CONFLICT Building peace means addressing the sources of civil and political unrest, whether in Ukraine, DRC or Northern Ireland. It also means dealing with the criminal networks that flourish in conflict’s […]