Coventry Peace Lecture

11/11/2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

at Online and at Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Quakers are invited to watch a live stream of the annual Coventry Peace Lecture, organised by Coventry Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee, which Quakers have been involved with for many years.

Neville & Christine Staples are delivering the lecture, as part of the Rising Global Peace Forum event at Coventry University.

Christine and Neville say “We would like to entitle our talk as ‘THE SOUNDS OF UNITY – YAHSO’. – We plan to relate to sections of Neville’s biography, the 2Tone Movement, relating to ska and reggae lyrics historically from the streets of Jamaica (people gathered together to hear the latest news lyrically toasted to them, as a form of audio news readings with music), across to the working classes of UK cities (initially), later combining punk rock attitude with Caribbean influences and rhythm. A whole movement that brought different cultures together, at a time when racial tension was at an all-time high (from mid 70’s into the 80’s).

We will also relate to both Neville and my own experiences of growing up during these times and beyond and how music was key in bringing people together through common cause. We will also relate all of this to present day and some of the ways in which we, and others, encourage peaceful diversity through our music and events still”.

The lecture will be streamed via Facebook Live (you don’t need an account).

If you would prefer to attend in person at Coventry Cathedral, register via the Rising Global Peace Forum, and select ‘Yes’ at question 5.

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Online and at Coventry Cathedral
Priory St Coventry CV1 5FB