Milton Keynes Peace Festival returns next weekend

After many years absence, this month sees the return of Milton Keynes Peace Festival. The Festival took place annually until the early '90s when organisers moved away.

The Festival, which used to take place annually until the early 90's, is organised by Milton Keynes Peace & Justice Network and will take place on Saturday June 18th between 12.00 – 20.00.

Admission is free to the event at Fred Roche Gardens, Central Milton Keynes and the line-up for the day includes music, poetry, stalls and speakers from local and national campaign groups, food stalls and a yoga workshop.

Lead speaker is Chris Rose, director of international human rights organisation The Amos Trust. Artistes include Mobius Loop, The International Lovers and local talents Jasmine Burns, Mitchell Taylor and Yaw Asiyama. 

Kevin Vickers, chair of MK Peace & Justice Network said: "Milton Keynes has always been active in the cause of peace, with the Buddhist temple and membership of global network Mayors for Peace. Yet we have arms companies, major military installations and nuclear targets on our doorstep.

"At a time of rising international tension and renewed war in Europe, many are keen to explore alternatives to militarism, oppression and violence—while also having a great day out!"