Peace One Day is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Shakespeare’s Globe on Peace Day, Saturday 21 September 2019.
Peace One Day Concert, Globe Theatre, 7.00PM
Performances from Emeli Sandé, Jack Savoretti, Basement Jaxx, Will Young, and Citizens of the World Choir, with more artists to be announced. Plus a special performance choreographed by Emmy-nominated choreographer Jamie Neale with dancers from Jasmin Vardimon Company and Hofesh Shechter Company.
With appearances from: Peace One Day Ambassadors- Sir Mark Rylance, Jude Law, Juliet Rylance; Jeremy Gilley- Peace One Day Founder; Ahmad Fawzi – United Nations Strategic Communication Expert; Dr Scilla Elworthy – Founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct, three times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee; Marc Mathieu – Marketing Maven; Nadhim Zahawi MP- Minister for Business and Industry; Pastor Dr James Wuye and Imam Dr Muhammad Ashafa – Triple honorary doctorates from Glasgow, Massachusetts and Kolkata Universities.
Panel discussions and readings, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, times tbc
Peace One Day ambassadors and key peace advocates will come together for discussions tackling issues including Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Cyber Violence. This will be followed by Words of Peace, a special performance where a handful of the world’s leading actors including Sir Mark Rylance, Jude Law, Andre Holland and Juliet Rylance, will read history’s finest speeches on peace.
These events in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse are not open to the public, but will be live-streamed on the day, alongside the evening concert.
Twenty years after it was launched here, Peace One Day will be returning to the Globe on Peace Day, Saturday 21 September 2019, for a day of celebrations which will culminate in a one-off concert on the Globe stage featuring internationally-renowned musicians.
Throughout the day, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will also host discussions tackling issues including Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Cyber Violence followed by Words of Peace, a special performance where a handful of the world’s leading actors will read history’s finest speeches on peace.
Who is involved?
Sir Mark Rylance will lead the celebrations on the day, and will be joined by Peace One Day’s founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassadors, actors Jude Law and Juliet Rylance, international music artists, and key peace advocates including: Ahmad Fawzi, the United Nations Strategic Communication Expert; Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General; Dr Scilla Elworthy, founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct; Pastor Dr James Wuye, and Imam Dr Muhammad Ashafa.
The evening celebration in the Globe Theatre will include performances by Emeli Sandé, Jack Savoretti, Basement Jaxx, Will Young and Citizens of the World Choir with more artists to be announced. There will also be a special performance choreographed by Emmy-nominated choreographer Jamie Neale with dancers from Jasmin Vardimon Company and Hofesh Shechter Company.
How can I get involved?
All events throughout the day (including the evening concert) will be live-streamed – details of how to watch will be made available nearer the time.
A limited number of tickets will be available for the concert in the Globe Theatre with standing tickets priced at £40 and seated tickets priced between £45 and £150. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 12 August at 10.00am via the Shakespeare’s Globe website and the Shakespeare’s Globe Box Office.
A very limited number of £5 tickets will also be available to Southwark residents in person only from Saturday 10 August, 10.00am. Learn more
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Due to expected high demand, there is a limit of 2 tickets per purchaser.
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20 YEARS OF PEACE ONE DAY
ABOUT PEACE ONE DAY
Jeremy Gilley founded Peace One Day in 1999 to establish an annual Peace Day with a fixed calendar date and document the process. In 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non- violence on 21 September – Peace Day. Peace One Day’s overarching objective is to ensure that people are aware of the day and actively take part in peaceful activities.
Reports supported by McKinsey & Co. would indicate that over a billion people are now aware of the day, with an estimated 16 million people behaving more peacefully on the day as a result.
2019 sees the launch of Peace One Day’s new campaign Cyber Non-violence, seeking to decrease online hate speech, racism, bullying and ridicule, and hoping to see an increase in peaceful communication online.