Peace Fair

The Peace Committee organised a ‘Peace Fair’ to celebrate the work of peacemakers in the North East of England. 14 groups each ran a stall detailing their work and inviting members of the public to get involved. Hosted in the sumptuous surroundings of Northumbria University’s Great Hall, a buffet meal was enjoyed. Inspirational music was provided by The North East Socialist Singers and local singer-songwriter Bethany Coyle, and Kate Hudson, General Secretary of CND, gave a public lecture on the history of the peace movement in the UK.

The following groups were involved:

Newcastle Stop the War 

Hexham Quakers 

Workers Education Association 

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom 

Martin Luther King Peace Committee

Journey to Justice 

Hexham and Newcastle Diocese, Department for Justice and Peace, Catholic Church 

Newcastle Conflict Resolution Network

CND Northern Region

Newcastle City of Sanctuary 

UNISON Northern Branch 

Woodcraft Folk

Campaign Against the Arms Trade

Chain of Peace 



Photo: Bethany Coyle and the North East Socialist Singers