Peace Picnic

On behalf of members of local peace and community groups we invite you and your family to join us for a Peace Picnic .... on

Thursday 6th June from 1 pm to 7 pm at

Blagdon Road Park, New Malden, KT3 4AN.

(5 mins walk from New Malden Station, behind Blagdon Road Leisure Centre).

Come at any part of the day to try free delicious vegetable samosas, cakes & other shared refreshments. But please also bring your own picnic and mats to sit on.

Provisional Programme

1pm - Big Peace Picnic Lunch - bring your lunch and share what we have together. See ideas attached. 1.33 pm - 2 minutes silence in remembrance of D Day.

1.35 pm - live community music hosted and led by Dr Tariq Shabbeer. Local, new, amateur and existing, musicians, poets, artists, dancers, story tellers and peace lovers are welcome to perform together. Please bring musical instruments, shakers, rattles, tambourine, drums etc to participate in a conga perhaps.

2.30 pm to 2.50 pm - a few words on Peace from Kingston Peace Council, Campaign Against Arms Trade and the Save the World Club charity. Then open mike for any residents, faith and community representatives and local politicians to share their thoughts on this important topic.

3pm onwards - More picnicking and Community games. Help us by bringing any equipment to play games like badminton, rounders, touch cricket, football, frisbee or introduce something new. Fly a kite!

3.30 pm - Big Peace Picnic Tea.

6pm - Big Peace Picnic Dinner.

7pm - Official thanks.

End by all cleaning up everything in the park. Important: Parents are responsible for their own children throughout the afternoon.

There are no public toilets in the park. Let us just hope for good weather!

Organised collectively by: Campaign Against the Arms Trade (www.caat.org.uk), Kingston Peace Council/CND (https://m.facebook.com/KingstonPeaceCouncil) & the Save the World Club charity (www.savetheworldclub.org).

Further info from: Dr Tariq Shabbeer 07443 508514 or tariq@caat.org.uk

Please note that there will be no shelter, no water, no toilets, no electricity, no gas, no nothing at the picnic site, so come self contained and to clean up everything after you.

Besides being D Day, the 6th June also falls on the second day of Eid. Knowing that many people are working on a Thursday, if this is successful, we will work with you to do another Peace Picnic on a weekend in the Summer when more can attend. At this stage we expect about 50 people to join us, but more the merrier.

If you are free, bring something to sit on, a picnic lunch, and any friends, family and colleagues.

Tariq will be making 80 vegetable samosas to share free and will lead a sing along of Imagine, Give Peace a Chance, Redemption Song and other peace song classics.

If you are, or you know any creative types, invite them to jam together with us acoustically. This will be a family and disabled friendly picnic with the theme of Peace.

We all love peace, but what is it?

What is peace of heart?

Peace of mind?

Peace of soul?

Peace of body?

Peace in New Malden, Kingston, London and world wide?

How can we achieve real peace?

Is this of interest to you? Then join us, sing, share, eat and drink with us and help us find the answers. We want this to be a totally peaceful and non disruptive event. Posters, leaflets and information on creating peace are welcome. Finally, please respect everyone's opinions. Do not insult, hurt or intimidate anyone with your actions, words or thoughts. S

let us put peace first. If you want to help us organise any part or do something good at this first Peace Picnic, join us from 11am to 12.30pm or from 4.30 pm to 6pm on Friday 24th May at the Kingston Environment Centre, 1 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3PE. Otherwise contact us directly. See more ideas on the photos attached. In Peace,

Dr Tariq Shabbeer CAAT 07443 508514 tariq@caat.org.uk

https://www.caat.org.uk/