What Does Peace Mean To You?
The organisers are inviting you and your group to be involved in a multi-cultural, cross-arts, celebration of Peace in Croydon. As the world remembers the centenary of the end of WWI, we can make a powerful, colourful, vibrant declaration of peace.
The Anthem for Peace
London Mozart Players’ brand new Anthem for Peace highlights the role of music as a force for good and the perfect way to bring people together – something that we need now more than ever. This modern-day anthem, composed by children’s composer Richard Brown with lyrics by Thornton Heath poet Shaniqua Benjamin, can be played, rapped, sung, remixed or sampled by musicians of all abilities, ages, genres and backgrounds. It will take centre stage at Croydon’s Festival of Peace in June and we’d love you to be involved!
The Anthem was premièred in November 2017 by the LMP and children from Ecclesbourne Primary School, Thornton Heath, at Buckingham Palace in the presence of the LMP’s patron HRH Prince Edward – see the video of this exciting occasion at
Join The Chorus of Peace
We invite you to join us at the following:
Opening Event 16 June. 3-4pm at Summer of Love Festival at Wandle Park
At this event we will join with players from the LMP and Ecclesbourne School Choir to learn and sing the Anthem for the first time together.
Throughout the week
Education packs will be sent out to schools throughout Croydon and everyone is invited to create their own versions of the Anthem. These can be shared on social media and/or included in any flashmobs/ events dedicated to peace.
There will also be a full arts programme running in venues across the borough.
Closing Event 23 June 3-4pm – at Peace & Wellbeing Festival, Park Hill Park
There will be a finale Peace Parade and performance of the Anthem with LMP and local brass players and a special dance commission by Anusha Subramanyam of Beeja Dance featuring local dance groups.
To tell us about an event you’d like to dedicate to peace during the Festival week
Please email E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to singing and playing the Anthem For Peace with you!