Action for Peace 21-22 September
A weekend of discussion, workshops, music, film, theatre, networking and action. Most sessions are free – booking essential as limited capacity. >>>LAST FEW TICKETS – BOOKINGS CLOSING SOON…
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On International Peace Day celebrate the successes of the peace movement and plan for the future. Explore the meaning and debate the ethics of our Trident ‘nuclear deterrent’, hear about the UK’s plans for Trident upgrades and the costs and risks emerging, find out about the INF Treaty that US and Russia have torn up – what will it mean to the UK and rest of world?
This event remembers Braziers’ original focus on peace – The Glaisters who founded Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research just after WW2 were lifelong peace activists and Braziers’ mission is still to research and practice conscious co-existence, understand humans’ place in nature and take constructive action in the world.
Where is the UK on its Non Proliferation Treaty(NPT) commitments? Learn about the new UN Nuclear Ban Treaty supported by 122 non nuclear states and winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Understand the UK arms industry and our involvement in international conflicts, robot and drone wars. Hear the stories of military veterans, an ex nuclear submarine commander and a jailed peace activist.
Saturday Night – Music in the Barn £6 advance only
Saturday night celebration of International Peace Day with campfire, veggie/vegan hot food, bar, entertainment from Spill The River, Peggy Seeger ‘in conversation and song’, Robb Johnson and Seize the Day. £6 advance / no tickets on door. Last few Tickets on sale now – Limited capacity – this will sell out before the weekend.
Sunday Performance: Conchies £6 adv/£8 door
by Lincolnshire based ‘A Certain Demographic’ at 2.30pm
On Sunday afternoon last year’s Edinburgh Fringe sell-out performance of ‘Conchies‘ tells the riveting and emotional story of conscientious objectors who refused to fight in WWII and set up a community in Lincolnshire to escape persecution and practice non-violence and living cooperatively.
‘A powerful evocation; …not a dry eye in the theatre…’ (Damon Albarn). ‘…really moving; very informative; a very complex, interesting piece of theatre’ (Jim Broadbent). £6 in advance £8 on door. Tickets on sale now – Limited capacity – set to sell out before the day. Suitable 12yrs+
PLUS….Campfire singing, story telling, Saturday morning yoga, childrens entertainers Les Bicyclettes, poetry walks, woodland walks, quiet space and meditation space, 55 acres of meadows and woodland to explore or relax in, rustic woodland playground, some kids activities and films including a Forest School session. Opportunities for follow on training and action for peace.
Talks, discussions, workshops, walks, games, films and kids activities are free but you must be booked to be admitted, space is limited and we are almost full. Car park £5 valid all weekend (no reductions). Saturday night gig in the barn £6 advance only, Sunday play £6 adv/£8 door, Saturday ‘War School’ film screening free – donations please.
Hot veggie and vegan food will be available at reasonable prices from Brazier’s kitchen and Bernard’s Mobile Kitchen 5.30 til late Friday, Braziers Breakfast 7.30-9am, Lunch 12- 2pm, Saturday evening food from 5.30pm til late, Braziers tea- room with home-made cakes (including vegan and gluten free) will be open Sunday from 3pm-5.30pm. Refreshments available all day. Saturday night bar. Please bring your own plate/bowl, cup, cutlery – wash up stations provided.
Where possible food will be organic, local and/or fair trade. Gluten free and vegan are catered for. You are welcome to bring a picnic (bring a blanket too!)
Camping- Read our camper guidelines
Camping on our beautiful 14 acre secluded, award-winning, eco-campsite has been discounted for this special event to £20 per person for the weekend (Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun) /£10 concessions, children under 13 free. Extra night £5 person. Vehicles charged separately: Cars £5, Camper vans £10. Car parking is not next to your tent but just a short walk away, wheelbarrows may be available. Please be prepared to take any rubbish away with you. Recycling facilities and compost only provided.
>>>B&B SOLD OUT >>> There are B&Bs in the local area.
There is a woodland adventure playground and plenty of space to run around but children must have an adult on hand. There will be some organised activities for children each day including a Forest School session on Sunday afternoon, circus and comedy activities, sand play and bubbles.
We can accept registered assistance dogs with prior notice.
Book here for whole weekend or individual events, free sessions and parking
Queries? Email Trish@braziers.org.uk or phone 07974 916954
Good public transport links from London, Oxford, Didcot and Reading Thames Travel X39/X40 bus stop nearby every 30 minutes Friday/Saturday or 60 minutes Sunday. The Braziers Turn stop is not listed, its a few minutes after / before Walllingford Check timetable. National Cycle Route 5. Find a lift or share your drive with Liftshare Post code OX10 6AN then follow AA event signs for ‘Action for Peace’ and be guided by our volunteers. See How to find us