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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Festival, Fri 21 - Sat 22 Sep 2018, free entry


Ways to Peace

Ways to Peace


NP16 6SE

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Ways to Peace' is a multicultural peace festival, which will celebrate the ideals instilled through UNESCO's International Day of Peace.

The event will run for two days (from the evening of 21 to 22 September), and will focus on three themes: peace with nature, inner peace, and peace between people.

It will consist of talks by eminent speakers, workshops, and music and dance performances. The workshops will take place on the Saturday during Tintern Abbey's opening hours, while the talks and performances will be separated as ticketed events.

A variety of food and drinks will be available to purchase on site. For the evening programmes, please bring your own seat and appropriate weather protection.

Booking is required for the evening performances/talks. For ticket information, please e-mail: tinternwaystopeace@gmail.com

Friday Evening 21st September 7-10 pm
Ddydd Gwener 21st Medi 7-10 pm

The Spirit of Peace: Inaugural event featuring Satish Kumar Indian activist and former Jain monk and Bianca Jagger Nicaraguran advocate of human rights promoting the view that peace is the ,of each of us; threaded through with award winning Côr Caerdydd singing extracts from Sir Karl Jenkins The Peacemakers and Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Koto harp player Hiroko Sue and Welsh harpist Charlotte Poulter. The evening concludes with a torch-lit Buddhist meditation Kalacakra for World Peace led by Andy Wistreich.

Saturday Daytime 22nd September 11-4pm
Ddydd Sadwrn 22nd Medi 11-4pm

Connecting with Peace: A rich variety of events and activities including ‘Peace as a Way of Life’ with Satish Kumar, ‘Harmony in the Wheel of Time’ with Andy Wistreich, Djabot African drumming group, Buddhist meditation led by Ven. Chjoe Lama Rabsang, Rubicon, Cardiff’s foremost commmunity dance company Japanese tea ceremony and Ikebana flower arranging, story-telling ‘Tales of Wales and the World’ with Richard Berry, Earth mandala creation with Fiona Frank, Parva Strings Quartet, young and old Poets and Philosophers for Peace, to experience and celebrate the many ways to inner and outer peace, and harmony with Nature, in a world of continuing conflict.
Free and open to all. Free Entrance to the Abbey all day.

Saturday Evening 22nd September 11-4pm
Ddydd Sadwrn 22nd Medi 7pm

Working for Peace: Renewal Gospel Choir will set the energetic tone for this evening featuring Peace activists Scilla Ellworthy and Robert Harrap with poetry from UK’s leading green poet Martin Kiszko and music from Sengalese kora player Mamadou Cissokho. Talks will propose practical steps towards a world of peace, justice and sustainability.
Ticketed event (£12, £10 concs, and on the door). Available on door or go to: www.WaystoPeace.org
Refreshments and bar in Abbey from 6.00

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access

Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 21 - Sat 22 Sep 2018 10:00 to 17:00


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    See location of Tintern Abbey (Cadw) on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SO 533000  Lat: 51.69749 Long: -2.67667

    M4 Eastbound Junction 23 & M48 or Westbound Junction 21 & M48. Leave the M48 at Junction 2 & A466 for Chepstow; continue on this road (signed for Monmouth) to Tintern and Abbey signed to right.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 5.5 miles from Chepstow station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Disabled accessDisabled access

    Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.