Peace1Day at The Elgiva
Ahoy there Cheshamites! A year a couple of neighbours, Ade Begon and Parveiz Aslam MBE were having a chat on a Sunday morning; they started off on traffic calming in Sunnyside Road, but, after a cup of tea and some delicious biscuits, they managed to cover quite a lot of ground about some other stuff as well, leading one year later to this – ‘Peace1Day at The Elgiva’ on 14 September. We know what you’re thinking… what was in those biscuits? We’re wondering ourselves, but whatever it was, the result is now a first for Chesham – an incredible evening of music, dance and performances with a global theme, featuring 100% local artists, in celebration of the UN International Day of Peace (21 September), a day of Global Ceasefire and non-violence.
Featuring the awesome energy of Hartbeats Vitae Drummers, the flamenco passion of Lucia Caruso, the soaring arias of opera singers Gavin and Renae Lockley, the stunning synchronicity of Tuffney Performing Arts, the magical flavour of Asian Ghazals by Temoor Alam and to top it, all the completely amazing 12 year old singer, songwriter Ruby Leigh.
In addition, contributions from local schoolchildren and others will reveal some of the incredible achievements of Peace Day over the last 18 years; how it has created ceasefires leading to the safe vaccination of millions of children in conflict zones and how it has been used by individuals and communities to bring people together, to discuss problem areas, to highlight how those in need of assistance can be helped and above all, to celebrate diversity and increased understanding.
The evening will also include film, an interfaith contribution and the unveiling of our potentially far-reaching plans for Peace Day in Chesham in September 2020.
So please, join us on this journey – come to The Elgiva on 14 September for a fantastic evening of family-friendly entertainment. Help support an initiative that will showcase our wonderful town and bring meaningful benefits to many, particularly our children, as well as potentially helping other children who are trapped by the horror of conflict and its terrible consequences.