Inaugural Festival for Peace - Launch Event

Event details

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 11:00am ACT Legislative Assembly, London Circuit, Canberra Festival for Peace Launch Convenor


Please join A Chorus of Women at a short event to announce the inaugural Festival for Peace.

The Festival for Peace will be held in the Albert Hall from 28 April – 2 May, featuring the world premiere of A Passion for Peace and five days of forums, conversations, displays, storytelling and concerts.

A Passion for Peace is a new community oratorio by Glenda Cloughley, with musical direction by Johanna McBride. Celebrating the centenary of the International Congress of Women, The Hague, 28 April–1 May 1915 when over 1200 women from warring and neutral nations gathered to discuss how to end the First World War and create conditions for a sustainable peace. For a taste see the YouTube of We Women.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Friday 20 March to the Festival for Peace Launch Convenor.

Media enquiries also through the Festival for Peace Launch Convenor.



  • Dr Janet Salisbury, Project Manager, Festival for Peace

Guest Speakers

  • Ms Joy Burch MLA, ACT Minister for the Arts
  • Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, Director, Mirramu Creative Arts Centre

Excerpts from A Passion for Peace

  • Musical Direction Johanna McBride
  • Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano)
  • David Pereira (cello)

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