Wednesday 22 June 2016

Leamington Peace Festival

We had family visiting on Saturday and after lunch we walked down to the Leamington Peace Festival, one of the UK's longest running free festival. The festival takes place each year on the weekend before the Summer Solstice in the Pump Room Gardens. The first festival was held in 1978 with the aim of promoting peace and equality between people while living in harmony with the environment. 

There's always a mix of activities, free workshops, talks, live music, stalls of local activities and campaign groups, healing treatments and lots of food stalls.

Listening to the bands is the main attraction for the majority of people who attend

but wandering around looking at the various stalls and activities is equally pleasurable

face painting is a favourite with the children.

We tried to find the queen amongst the bees but were not successful

there were lots of religious stalls,

Amnesty International

an extremely informative stall for Justice for Palestinians

a space for supervised toddlers

lots of hula hoops

while this guy did some amazing things with this crystal ball.

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