Community Events in Caernarfon, Autumn 2016

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WCIA, working with Gwynedd Museums, Mantell Gwynedd and RWFM, are supporting local organisations with a diversity of events exploring dialogue around the legacy of the First World War, its impact on Gwynedd, and peace initiatives in the 100 years since.

Visit Wales for Peace Events Calendar here (for overview of all local events)

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Peace March Celebration, 21st September 2016, from Galeri

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Marking World Peace Day on 21st September, peace and justice groups from across Gwynedd will be gathering to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the North Wales Women's Peace Pilgrimage of 1926 (Watch Pathe clip here, featuring Caernarfon Castle and Panzance). Starting at 2pm from Galeri, attendees will retrace the route of the march before unveiling a commemorative plaque on Caernaerfon waterfront.   

Download Poster           More on the Women's Peace Pilgrimage

Remembering for Peace Exhibition, RWFM, 8 Oct - 24 Nov.

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The Welsh Book of Remembrance, containing the names of 35,000 Welsh men and women who lost their lives in the First World War, is a national treasure that has only twice left its consecrated home in the crypt of Cardiff's Temple of Peace. The Remembering for Peace exhibition in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum, coinciding with the Poppies: Weeping Window display and Remembrance Day 2016, offers visitors the unique opportunity to view this book in Caernarfon Castle, and to participate in a 'digital act of remembrance' as WCIA volunteers transcribe the names for access by future generations. 

Further Information              Preview the Digital Book

Caernarfon Peace Trail & App, starting Oriel Pendeitsch, 11 Oct onwards


Caernarfon is not only a beautiful town to explore, with some fantastic cafes, crafts, galleries and local shops - but also a heritage rich in peace movements, impacts of war and tales of loss, inspiring individuals and moving experiences. WCIA's Peace Trail App has been put together with local community groups to offer visitors a warm welcome via Gwynedd's peace heritage, an insight into local culture, and hopefully the chance to experience the big heart of Caernarfon's beautiful town.    

More Information                  Download the App (from 21 Oct)

Wales for Peace WW1 Schools Conference, Galeri, 21 Oct 2016

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This is a fantastic opportunity for learners to develop cross-curricular skills, including those essential for literacy, history and the Welsh Bacc. During the day learners will engage critically and creatively with Wales' peace heritage, creating digital stories and art work which will then be shared pubilcally across Wales and beyond as part of the Wales for Peace project. 

Further Information and Booking      View 2015 Conference Gallery

Peace Messages from Gwynedd: Oriel Pendeitsch, 24 Oct - 20 Nov

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Wales' International Youth Message of Peace and Goodwill has been broadcast every year since 1922 as a strident response to stand up against the horrors of war and work for a better world. This specially-organised community display at Oriel Pendeitsch will show some of the Peace and Goodwill Messages from Wales to the world and back through the years, accompanied by displays of contemporary peace messages and art work produced by Gwynedd schools this autumn.

Further Information TBC 

Peace Heroes Awards: Galeri, 18 Nov 2016


Have you contributed to peace in your area through writing, art, new ways of thinking or taking action? Are you aged 5-25? Then enter for our 2016 Peace Heroes awards. You can enter yourself or as part of a group, or be nominated by someone else.

Categories are: Peace Hero, Peace Heritage Champion, Peace writer, Peace artist, Digital peace builder, Peace analyst.

Further Information 

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