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SEP 13

Peace vigil

13 September 2021, ExCel Centre

Come along to this silent vigil held the evening before the September DSEI arms fair at the ExCeL centre in East London. Quaker Peace & Social Witness has been working with Pax Christi and Quaker Roots to organise a silent, multi faith candle-lit vigil. This event is open to all ages.

Candle-lit vigil

Peace vigil

Peace vigil

13 September 2021, Royal Victoria DLR

Come along to this silent vigil held the evening before the September DSEI arms fair at the ExCeL centre in East London. Quaker Peace & Social Witness has been working with Pax Christi and Quaker Roots to organise a silent, multi faith candle-lit vigil. This event is open to all ages.

Location

Royal Victoria DLR
South side of Royal Victoria DLR station
By the roundabout on Seagull Lane
London
E16 1BY
United Kingdom

We will gather at this place and go to the location of the vigil, which will be held here:

ExCel Centre
Royal Victoria Square
London
E16 1AB

Meeting up

We will gather to attend the silent peace vigil held the evening before the September DSEI arms fair starts. For one week every two years, in East London, arms companies display their weapons to buyers from around the world - including some of the most repressive regimes on Earth.

Information for young people attending this event:

There will be BYM staff and Quakers who campaign for peace at this event.

This is an informal opportunity, parent/s or guardian/s should be happy that the young people attending the event can take responsibility for themselves. It would be very helpful to know about any young people attending. You can register your interest in joining us for this event by contacting Cat Waithaka at catw@quaker.org.uk.

When: Monday 13 September 2021, 6.15pm to 8:00pm

Meet at 6:15pm (for under-18s) or 6:30 sharp for adults at Royal Victoria DLR. Once we have gathered at this place we will go to the location of the vigil, which will start at 7:00 and conclude at 8:00pm at the Excel Centre, London Docklands.

We will be passing through the security fence into this event, with permission. Please arrive on time as the gates may be closed once the vigil has started.

We encourage social distancing and mask wearing.

We advise you wear warm and waterproof clothes as the weather may be wet and/or cold. Please bring a candle and a candle holder if you can.

Please note this event may be subject to last-minute change due to COVID. We will post details of changes here.

More information

For more information contact:

Daniel Jakopovich

Telephone: 079 1776 1120

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Date & time

Start: 18:15 on 13 September 2021

Finish: 20:00 on 13 September 2021

Location

ExCel Centre
Royal Victoria Square
London
E16 1AB
United Kingdom

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