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Tamar Valley Peace Festival

The Tamar Valley Peace Festival returns, inviting members of the community to join events celebrating peace in our daily lives.

2023's theme “Connecting and Sharing - pathways to peace”, encourages collaboration, connection and sharing through the exchange of thoughts, experiences and acts demonstrating kindness, peace and understanding.

This year, the festival presents two inspiring community leaders. Rhoda Roberts, AO: a celebrated and multi-disciplined Indigenous arts practitioner who will head this year’s public “Thought Leadership” event speaking about the power of festivals to draw communities together, celebrate and tackle social issues.

Secondary schools and the public have the privilege of meeting and talking with John Kamara, recipient of Tasmania’s Australian of the Year. Escaping war-torn Sierra Leone 19 years ago, John is now an active advocate for peace, encouraging conversations about relationships and activities between diverse groups, while promoting understanding and appreciation of each other.

The driving force of the Peace Festival is the local community. Individuals and organizations combine, presenting events exploring different faiths, leadership, connectivity, and creativity through a diverse range of events. From empowerment through speech, visual and performing arts, community peace gardens, the RSPCA’s “Paws for Peace”, student-led peace walks, inter-cultural exchanges and craft. There is an activity for you, whatever your interests.

Events are free.

For more information visit The Tamar Valley Peace Festival on Facebook, Instagram or tamar.peace.festival@gmail.com