The Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre and One World Shop are hosting a One World Peace Ceilidh at The Edinburgh Steiner School Hall (60 Spylaw Road) on Friday 30th May from 7 – 11pm. The evening will be filled with entertainment and dancing with The Clapshot Ceilidh Band providing live Scottish music; there will be performances from the Edinburgh Contemporary Choir and Voice Box Theatre, poetry and children’s activities. Delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be available from 7-8pm, drinks available at the bar and there will also be a raffle. All ages are welcome to this family event.
Although One World Shop and the Peace and Justice Centre will primarily be celebrating 30 years of trading and organising in Edinburgh, both also need to start to raise funds for a temporary move to new premises while St John’s Church builds a £3.5million extension. The building work has yet to be given the final go-ahead but will likely start around September 2015 with completion due in March 2017. The hunt for new premises in Edinburgh is just beginning as they plan to move in June 2015, but as a result, urgently need to build up some funds for the transition.
The Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre started life in premises in the old Methodist Central Hall in the early 80’s and moved to St John’s Church nearly twenty years ago. The Centre promotes nonviolence, alternatives to war and ecological sustainability, organising speakers and other events, publishing Peace and Justice News and maintaining a calendar of events on its website. Current projects include Cooperative Games for Schools and a campaign to end the recruitment of 16 & 17 year olds to the military.
One World Shop’s mantra has been “People before Profit” since they began operating as a small stall selling the first fair trade coffee in 1983. The support of the local people has been intrinsic to the survival of the business through volunteers and loyal customers. Their dedication to fair trade goes beyond just selling fair trade goods in their shop and provides support to schools, faith communities and workplaces throughout Scotland.
Download and print the poster here and share or display it at your local church or cafe.
We hope you can join us on the night.