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Gandhi Chaplin Memorial Garden Opened in Canning Town, London

In 1931, two of the world’s most celebrated and influential men met in a house in Canning Town. Now the historic meeting has been marked with a specially created garden near to the site where it took place, a since demolished house in Beckton Road that belonged to a friend of Gandhi. Read the full […]

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Songlines Encounters Music Festival

  The Songlines Encounters Festival at King’s Place, York Way, London N1 Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th June 2015 The fifth Songlines Encounters Festival features musicians from Portugal, Cyprus, Iran, the UK and Bangladesh. There are some UK premieres, some first time collaborations and lots of supremely inspirational music from artists that have impressed us […]

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The London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group

  The London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group are meeting soon to discuss: Nonviolence and Nuclear Power on Tuesday 9th June 2015 Your thoughts on these topics are welcome, in advance and (especially) on the day. The group meets on the second Tuesday each month, at 7pm (until around 9pm) at Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, […]

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Thanksgiving Service for Lord Attenborough – A Personal View by John Rowley 22nd March 2015

Poppy, Judith and I arrived in The Abbey Forecourt at 11am. It was already seething with people laughing and smiling and a long queue snaking through security. William Rhind was there and took our spare ticket for Mark Hoda. Martin Polden was already in the queue and Diana Schumacher had taken her seat right in the front row […]

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Mahatma Gandhi Statue Unveiled in Parliament Square

Historic Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Unveiled in Parliament Square   Political leaders led by Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were joined by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan at the unveiling ceremony of the bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square. The statue will stand alongside […]

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Plans announced for Gandhi statue to be erected in London’s Parliament Square

The Foreign Secretary and Chancellor have announced plans for a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the inspiration for non-violent civil rights movements around the world, to be erected in Parliament Square. A monument in a location of symbolic value for our democracy is a fitting tribute to this great man, which will inspire us all to […]

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Was this Gandhi’s worst decision? By George Paxton

2014 has been chosen by the British Government to commemorate the start of the Great War. The idea strikes me as very odd, unless its aim is to encourage a determined effort to avoid war in the future. But there is little sign of that in the everyday business of government. However the commemoration does give opponents of war […]

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