A festival with a big mission brought Chesham community together during the weekend.

Almost 2000 people came for Peace in the Park festival to enjoy music and performances from local musicians, young speakers on stage, the inter-faith community, and a tribute to late Queen Elizabeth in Chesham’s Lowndes Park on Saturday.

One of the speakers was the founder of the non-profit organisation Peace One Day Jeremy Gilley, who helped to promote peace in Afghanistan. 

At the centre of the day was a “deeply moving moment of intercultural appreciation and understanding” when the Ukrainian speakers and singers took to the stage to share what leaving your home felt like, organisers Parveiz Aslam and Adrian Begin said.

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Mr Aslam said: “To sum it up, it was everything we hoped that Peace in the Park would be - a day that celebrates the International Day of Peace and a day of practical community action aimed at helping people and bringing people together.”

All images courtesy of Middleton Mann