OUR STORY SO FAR...
PEACE IN THE PARK
STARTS AS A
PROTEST AGAINST WAR
In 2003 the first Peace in the Park was held on Devonshire Green in Sheffield City centre, evolving from grassroots protests in opposition to war.
The festival hosted a venue for local bands, artists, musicians, campaigning groups and members of the public to come together in unity, making a solid commitment to peace.
PEACE IN THE PARK MOVES TO
In 2004 the festival moved to the lush Endcliffe park, giving enough space for the festival to accommodate a live stage, open-mic stage, healing area, democracy cafe, dance tent, kids area and many more stalls.
Money was raised for Assist, a charity supporting destitute asylum seekers, and Water Aid.
We raised about £1500 for our nominated charities: the Sheffield Archer Project, a charity providing support for the homeless, and the Intermediate Technology Development Group, an international charity working on practical ways to end poverty for people in need all over the world.
The festival was in The Sheffield General Cemetery between Ecclesall Road and Cemetery Road.
BUILDING TRACTION AND MAKING AN IMPACT
In the enchanting surroundings of Sheffield General Cemetery the festival entertained huge crowds. We raised £1500 and the money was split between Heeley City Farm, a local environmental education project, and Goal, raising funds to provide essential facilities in refugee camps in war-torn Sudan
In the enchanting surroundings of Sheffield General Cemetery, the festival entertained huge crowds. We raised £1500 and the money was split between Heeley City Farm, a local environmental education project, and Goal, raising funds to provide essential facilities in refugee camps in war-torn Sudan
MOVING TO THE PONDERSA, AND RAISING £3000
2000 was raised for Village Aid and Nomad.
A third year on the Ponderosa. £1400 was raised for the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Lukemia Appeal and Osotua – supporting Massai women struggling with droughts.
Some new features with a bike area, a youth music stage and a world record attempt, alongside all the usual bands, stalls and great atmosphere. We raised £2500 which was split between Sheffield Mind and Self Help Africa.
8000 PEOPLE AND A STAND AGAINST FRACKING
In 2017, alongside our usual activities, we created a new area called The Climate Zone.
People came and signed up with Sheffield Against Fracking to campaign, wrote letters to their councillors, played parachute games with Woodcraft Folk, made posters, climate ribbons and peace signs.
Peace in the Park 2018 was held
Peace in the Park 2019 was held
BACK TO OUR ROOTS:
PEACE, UNITY, RESPECT
JUNE 8TH 2024
A lot has changed in the past few years: COVID-19, the BLM protests and the War in Ukraine shows our world needs peace more than ever.
When there are forces trying to divide us, we come together to stand for peace, unity and respect, to celebrate our cultures and show that peace is closer to home.