Connecting people, ideas, and support from the crowd to make Leicester an even better place!
The 2024 Leicester peace & love festival aims to be a whole community event that promotes the endless endeavour of seeking peace, togetherness and harmonious living. This will have tremendous outcomes for the present and future for stable community relations. The festival will use the performing arts, awareness raising events and community leadership to promote: 1. community cohesion and mutual inter-communal respect. 2. better community relations with statutory agencies. 3. anti-extremism & anti-terrorism 4. community safety/development and crime prevention 5. intercommunal collaboration, communication and multi-agency/community joint working. 6. overcoming barriers to diversity and increasing community involvement/engagement 7. Recognising / celebrating Leicester's proud historical heritage of resistance to all forms of extremism and discrimination.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
a. The immediate benefit will be that the festival will be perceived as being a part of the ongoing determination to show that it is possible to achieve unity, co-existence and common ground through continuing to establish the principles of harmony and unity in Leicester. - through a combination of the joining the performing arts; community leadership and local authority joint working. b. There will be the potential for significantly reduced tensions between communities and diverse groups, as the festival performance line up, community spokes people and support personnel present, will be a direct reflection of our local community, whenever the festival is held. This will be further enhanced through key community awareness workshops and consultation. c. The historic heritage of Leicester's great contribution to resisting all types of extremism and discrimination, will be formerly manifested in an exhibition format, for schools and community education, pride and awareness.
Steps to get it done:
The 2024 edition of the annual peace & love festival will be a fantastic opportunity for us all to work together, to maintain, sustain and remain perhaps the most diverse, friendly and safest of cities in the whole of the UK. It will be the culmination of year long community activities that will be all aimed at promoting and working towards the two concepts of peace and love, by a collective of groups with the same focus.
About the space
Custom Location Humberstone Gate West
Leicester City Council