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Get a peace of the action

People from different faiths will be coming together to get a part in a celebration of the borough’s diversity.

As part of London’s Week of Peace, Lambeth Council has organised a number of events from 18-25 September, kicking off with a community event for BMXers and skateboarders at Stockwell skate park. The opening weekend will also see an inter-faith picnic on Windrush Square from 3 to 5pm on Sunday, a sponsored bike ride by the Tulse Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team from Lambeth to Brighton and a Voices of Youth event at the South London National Centre on Bernay’s Grove.

The theme of this year’s Week of Peace is giving back and it is hoped that thousands of people across London will sign up to donate time. Other events running through the week include peace walks through the borough, karaoke and a live music and comedy event.

Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor Rachel Heywood, said: “There are lots things happening in Lambeth to celebrate London’s Week of Peace. But the really important thing to remember about this year’s events is that we want people to do more than just attend one of our events. The week is about raising awareness of how much good people can do if they sign up to the Give Back initiative.” She added: “It doesn’t have to be big, but if we get enough people doing something worthwhile in their community we will all be able to see and enjoy positive changes.”

For more information visit http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/peaceweek for full details of event in Lambeth of www.weekofpeace.org.uk for London-wide events.

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