An annual festival for world peace is gearing up to welcome thousands of revelers to a Chesham park.

Peace in the Park celebrates the beautiful local community with interesting talks, entertainment and food offered by more than 70 stalls in Lowndes Park.

Last year, the family- friendly festival attracted more than 3,000 visitors.

The idea for the festival was born in 2019, when the Chesham councillor Parveiz Aslam and his neighbour, the filmmaker Adrian Begon, wanted to find a way to celebrate the International Day of Peace locally.

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Councillor Aslam said: “It hit my core, and I said this is a great idea, to celebrate peace in Chesham, would be fantastic.”

The ball started rolling from there, first with a launch event ‘Peace One Day’ at The Elgiva theatre in 2019, which was sadly followed by a break brought by the Covid pandemic.

"It's supported by Rotary Club of Chesham." 

“Last year we had one of the biggest events that’s happened in Chesham.

“It was quite amazing, and we decided to repeat it this year.

“It’s a great day out.”

Peace in the Park is on Saturday September 17 from 12 noon to 6pm.

More information can be found here.

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