Spring 2008: The Festival of Nonviolence

The British Library’s family-oriented, travelling exhibition “The Life of Gandhi” marks the 60 years that have passed since his death in 1948. The official launch took place on 25th March in the British Library Conference Centre. The Exhibition opened to the public for the first time on the following Saturday 29th March at Kingsley Hall in Bromley-by-Bow, where Gandhi stayed in 1931, where it remained until will Saturday 12th April, before travelling around the country to other venues such as Liverpool Hope University’s ‘The Big Hope’ exhibition.

“The Festival of Nonviolence” in March and April was designed to complement the Exhibition by bringing to the attention of every Londoner the core message of Gandhi’s life, namely, the power of Nonviolence and its critical relevance to solving some of the major problems of our day.

Invitations to participate were extended to all organisations throughout the capital committed to the principles of Nonviolence, such as those whose work is aimed at creating and maintaining communal harmony, social cohesion, good race relations, justice and environmental integrity using nonviolent means, and ranging from the Faiths, not-for-profit groups, central and local governments to teachers, police, artists, journalists, trades unionists, social and community workers, lawyers, managers, counsellors and politicians.

A copy of the Festival Programme can be viewed here: The Festival Of Nonviolence

A copy of the original invitation to participate can be viewed here: Festival of Nonviolence Invitation

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