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Manchester holds a national '24 Hours of Peace' performance event
on Remembrance Sunday
To be held on November 10th and 11th, 2019
Report by Sean Morris, UK & Ireland Mayors for Peace Chapter Secretary
As delegates travel to Hanover for the Mayors for Peace Executive Conference, the City of Manchester, Vice President City of Mayors for Peace, will be hosting a performance of an immersive verbal production looking at peacemaking across the UK in the 21st century.
Being held on Remembrance Sunday and Monday, this has been described as an 'epic act of witness' to the contemporary work of peace. It has been created and staged by playwright, actor and producer Neil Bartlett. It will include 48 actors reading out from 200,000 words of interviews with 100 UK peacemakers, peace-builders and peace advocates over a 24 hour period.
Taking place in Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, the performers include famous stage and screen actors like Adjoa Andoh, Liz Carr, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Toby Jones, Miranda Richardson and Don Warrington. Amongst the 100 people that have been interviewed by Neil Bartlett are the UK & Ireland Mayors for Peace Secretary, Sean Morris and Dr. Erinma Bell, founder of the group CARISMA, which helped to reduce gun and gang violence in south Manchester through a series of community events leading to a 'Peace Week' and a radio station 'Peace FM'.
The performance takes place between 11am on Sunday November 10th and 11am on Monday November 11th. Attendance for the performance is free and tickets are available for parts or all of the performance. It will also be broadcast live on the radio station Resonance FM which can be accessed via www.resonancefm.com on the internet.
>Flyer of the event