Launch party with Peace Talks

The Talking Peace Festival with kick-off on Monday 8 September with a Peace Talks, featuring a lively discussion on culture and conflict.

People are the greatest tools in peacebuilding, so we’re talking about how the things people do every day can either tighten the bonds of peace, or generate division and sow the seeds of future 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.

International Alert’s Secretary General Dan Smith will be chairing the discussion and is joined on the panel by:

  • Arieb Azhar, Sufi/folk musician from Pakistan
  • James O’Brien, Journalist and presenter at Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) radio
  • Claudia Roden, Food writer and cultural anthropologist
  • Salman Siddiqui, Co-chair of the MUJU Crew, which provides creative spaces for Muslim/Jewish collaboration

Food trucks will be serving an eclectic mix of food and there will also be a live musical performance by Arieb Azhar.

This event has now sold out, but it will be streamed live online here. Details to follow.

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