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TOGETHER FOR PEACE 2015

Together For Peace is the official name for  the city of Dundee’s collective Peace Day activities.
This year we invite everyone to come together outside the MacManus Galleries at 1.45pm.

2.00 Dance performance outside MacManus Galleries
2.10 Peace Pole planting in Dundee Peace Garden by Lord Provost Bob Duncan
2.15 Flag Procession to City Square lead by pupils from Dundee Secondary Schools
2.20 Performance by Dundee Schools Music Group (To be confirmed)
2.30 World Flag Peace Ceremony
3.15 Signed Songs R Us (Tayside Deaf Choir)
3.30 Dundee Dance for Peace
(Programme and times subject to change)

2014_09_21 Peace Day Website

In previous years…

In 2013 events included a giant Peace Projection onto city centre buildings, a bell ringing
performance artwork, Peace Pole unveiling and a World Peace Flag Ceremony with the World Peace Prayer Society.

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Dundee city centre was a riot of colour as the flags of every nation were paraded in the City Square.

Dundee’s Lord Provost unveiled a new Peace Pole for the city during a weekend of events to mark International Peace Day. Bob Duncan uncovered the new monument, symbolising a shared wish for world peace.

The unveiling was accompanied by a peaceful reflection led by local Buddhist teacher and interfaith champion Lama Jiga and a World Peace Flag ceremony.
Dr Julie Wardrop of Nilupul said: “We are thrilled to be finally planting a Peace Pole in Dundee and we hope that all of this year’s Peace Day events will be an inspiration.

“At a time when Dundee is transforming physically and culturally, these events symbolise fresh hope for the future of the city and it’s people.”

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Peace Poles display the message “May peace prevail on earth” in a number of languages. The idea was first thought up by Masahisa Goi in 1955 in Japan.

More than 250,000 exist around world.