NPC&PC 2015

Posted on | January 16, 2015 | No Comments

God willing Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle event set for 6th June

all day at Norwich Forum Millenium Plain

many more updates to follow

Peace Is Achievable !

Natalie Bennet at UEA

Posted on | January 13, 2015 | No Comments

January 15, 2015
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Just a quick reminder that the first guest lecture of the Charles Clarke in-conversation series is taking place this Thursday (15 January) with Natalie Bennett Green Party Leader as the guest speaker.

The event starts at 6.30pm in the Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre at the University of East Anglia. Entry is free and all are welcome.

Hope to see you there!

“Cley Marshes – a wild vision.”

Posted on | January 7, 2015 | No Comments

January 16, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
Dear Friends
A happy and peaceful New Year to everyone. It is time again to let you know about our January LunchBox talk which will take place in the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich on Friday 16th January 2015 at 1pm.
The talk will be given by David North – Head of people and Wildlife at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  David will talk about “Cley Marshes – a wild vision.”
Cley Marshes is Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s (NWT) oldest and best known nature reserve.  It was purchased in 1926 to be held “in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary” .  It provided a blue print for nature conservation which has now been replicated across the UK.  The water levels in the pools and reedbeds are regulated to ensure they are ideal for the resident birds and reed is harvested every year to keep the reedbeds in good condition.
This should be a fascinating talk covering a vision for the future of the marshes and I hope you will all be able to come.
with best wishes,

World Religion Day

Posted on | January 5, 2015 | No Comments

January 18, 2015
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Norwich InterFaith Link and Norfolk’s Baha’i
Community invite you to join them in marking
World Religion Day
Sunday 18th January
2:00 to 4:00 pm
The Friends Meeting House
Upper Goat Lane, Norwich
The aim of World Religion Day is to bring people of all religions and faiths together, showing the common threads to our diverse traditions and how we can work together to create a better world.
All welcome!
Please bring some savoury snacks, biscuits or cake to share.
There will be a collection for a donation to the Norwich Society of Friends, who are kindly providing the venue free of charge, and to defray other costs.
NB, if driving, please use the adjacent St. Giles multi-storey car park,
rather than the small Meeting House car park.
Further information from
Chris Wood
Norwich InterFaith Link
07707 223 099
and Bridget Macdonald
Norfolk Baha’i Community
07890 0230 829
Icebreaker/ Meeting each other
Another chance to see, with added footage, the film:
Followed by a creative interactive session

Bil’in Photographic Exhibition

Posted on | December 11, 2014 | No Comments

January 8, 2015 9:00 amtoJanuary 10, 2015 4:00 pm

Norwich Forum

Thursday 8th-Saturday 10th January 2015

Welcome to this remarkable photographic documentary of the ancient town of Bil’in in occupied West Bank

taken by the children of Bil’in themselves it chronicles daily life

in a place which has been repeatedly in the news owing to annexation and demolitions and expulsions to make way for illegal settlements

The exhibition is brought to us by Gwen Backwell (who herself has been to Bil’in)

from Liverpool with which it is twinned

In addition Gwen will be giving a talk and leading a discussion from 1pm Saturday in the Curve in the Forum

Palestinian style light food and refreshments will be available and Palestinian products will also be on sale

Momentous Decision at UN

Posted on | December 1, 2012 | No Comments

On Wednesday 28th November 2012 the UN General Assembly voted by 134 in favour to 9 against with 41 abstensions to accept Palestine’s application for non-member observer status at to the UN.

This could be the first step after the declaration of a truce and ceasfire for Gaza to re-initiate  negotiations on the basis of full recognition of the rights of Palestine and all Palestinians and bring peace to Jerusalem and all the land around it for all people who wish to live there in peace as well.

Wrongful detention and imprisonment of children

Posted on | December 22, 2012 | No Comments

The wrongful arrest and detention of Palestinian children has a long history and is contrary to all UN, EU, UK and international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

All children as we all know are protected by law and this right cannot and should not be taken away from them.

There is an online petition about this which you can visit and sign if you wish at:

also at:



Economics of Peace and War

Posted on | June 7, 2013 | No Comments

Special Posting

Posted on | May 15, 2013 | No Comments

Please visit this link to learn more about ‘Drones’ and drone warfare

Afghan Peace Volunteers

Posted on | May 18, 2013 | No Comments

Please see this link:

Drones and the War on Terror

Posted on | October 5, 2013 | No Comments

October 8, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Chantry Hall, Chantry Rd (back of the Assembly House near Chapelfield Mall)

Speaker Carol Turner, National Officer Stop the War Coalition

Tuesday 8th October 7pm admission free

more info  phone Lesley 07711 298214

End the War on Terror

Posted on | October 5, 2013 | No Comments

October 7, 2013
12:00 amto11:00 pm

Monday 7th October marks the beginning of  ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ which was supposed to liberate Afghanistan

it has endured longer than WWl and WWll put together and brought no freedom
Quite the opposite it has brought death, destruction, misery and poverty to millions of Afghans, millions of whom are also refugess, even in their own country.

It has also resulted in many US and British servicemen’s deaths and injury

and achieved nothing good whatsoever at an astronomical price as well

All around the world people are calling for an end to this unjust war and all the wars enacted in the name of the War on terror

on this day please spare a thought for the Afghanis who were drawn into this through no fault of their own

World War One Centenary

Posted on | December 15, 2013 | No Comments

with the centenary of the commencement of WWl  upon us

and in recognition of those who want to take this as an excuse to celebrate nationalism and Britishness

the very things that got us into World Wars one and two

NPC&PC calls on people to remember the ‘War to end all wars’ otherwise

and to remember that those words were a binding promise

meaning never again…

The Atom Project

Posted on | January 24, 2014 | No Comments

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Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle 9th annual event

Posted on | October 4, 2014 | No Comments

June 7, 2014

Next year’s event already booked for June 6th 2015  Same place same times

All welcome to come along to the 9th annual Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle event 2014

7th June 9am-4pm at Norwich Forum Millenium Plain

Official opening 11am by Lord Mayor of Norwich

Peace Cycle departs midday from Forum

Peace balloons, refreshments, Bike Doctor all day outside

Peace Garden in Fusion, peace tree

something for all ages

feel free to join in and engage in dialogue

your views and ideas will always be valued and respected

NPC&PC 2014

Posted on | June 11, 2014 | No Comments

June 7, 2014
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Our 9th annual event went very successfully

many people came to visit, take part in discussion, learn and exchange views

although this is not primarily a fundraising occasion

we still managed to raise £165 for St Martins Housing Trust

Phoenix Mile Cross Children’s Project

and the Gaza Trauma Clinic

and also £175 from sale of Palestinian products

We wish to thank the Forum Trust for yet again hosting this event

The Civic Office and Mayor for his visit

and all the many people who came as well

braving the wet weather in the morning

No new wars, no to NATO

Posted on | June 12, 2014 | No Comments

June 25, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Wednesday 25th June 7pm

the Forum (in the curve) millenium Plain Bethel St Norwich

Speaker John Rees

a founder member of Stop the War Coalition

John will review the current situation and outline the challenges faced

by the anti-war movement today

The public meeting will be followed by a short AGM

get more info phone Nick 07717504210 Frank  01493 664499

Refugee week 2014

Posted on | June 16, 2014 | No Comments

June 16, 2014 8:00 amtoJune 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Please click on link for events programme

Refugee Week Events Booklet

No to TTIP

Posted on | July 3, 2014 | No Comments

July 12, 2014
2:00 pmto4:00 pm
A lot, if you care about  democracy, public services, rights at work, environmental protection, food, water, transportSo please circulate to your networks

It’s a treaty written behind closed doors,  that would allow corporations to sue governments for legislation that threatened profits.

We’re organising a teach-in on TTIP on Saturday July 12th, as part of nation  action day on TTIP .

It’s 2-4 at Friends’ Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW
Speakers so far are  and Tom Lines, Professor Rhys Jenkins from UEA, Bill Adnams from Keep our NHS public.

If you can respond to a  ‘consultation’  that ends 6th July,  please do  – info from KONP – TTIP  – info below; for more info on TTIP, see the Norfolk Konp website:
The more people who respond to it, the more likely it is  to move from a token gesture to a show of public opinion that can’t be ignored -

Lots more from:
Lesley Grahame
Green Party Councillor
Thorpe Hamlet Ward

Tel 01603 632228
Mob 07711 29821

Protest opposite the Israeli Embassy

Posted on | July 11, 2014 | No Comments

July 11, 2014
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Stop the Bombing, Stop the Killing, Free Palestine!

Friday 11 July 2014
5.30pm to 7.30pm
High St Kensington, London

(nearest tube: High St Ken) For travel check:

Get involved:

Called by PSC, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initative, Palestinian Forum in Britain

Also please continue to circulate the action here:
Urgent – tell your MP to take action

Rally for Gaza

Posted on | July 17, 2014 | No Comments

July 19, 2014
11:00 amto1:00 pm

11-1pm Haymarket Norwich

Yet again Gaza is under attack

already over 200 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,500 injured, many very severely

of these many are women and children and at least 70% civilians

the Israeli onslaught is in revenge for the tragic killing of three youths

but this does not justify what is being done

those who killed the youths should be brought to justice

it is no excuse for this murderous collective punishment

please come to support this peaceful rally
There will also be a big march in London and in many cities around the world


Posted on | July 23, 2014 | No Comments

July 26, 2014
12:00 pmto5:00 pm

Assemble outside the Israeli embassy at midday (High Street Kensington, London)

For march to Parliament

Rally at Parliament Square at 2.30pm

Coach from Norwich leaves 8am from Theatre Royal

Tickets £12   £10 concessions  £15  supporters

available from Greenhouse Bethel Street

- See more at:

Massive demonstrations for Gaza

Posted on | July 27, 2014 | No Comments

With Operation Protective  Edge still in full swing and the Gazan death toll over 7oo with about 5,000 injured of them over 70% civilian, many women and children, even babies and pregnant mothers

5 mosques destroyed, 3 hospitals hit and also UN schools

There have to date been approximately 40 Israeli deaths, all except two being combat soldiers

NPC&PC demands an immediate ceasefire, and end to the siege of Gaza and a resumption of peace talks including ending the illegal occupation, settlement building and demolitions and a removal of the apartheid wall in order that a just and lasting peace can be established for all
There have been massive demonstrations in London, the US, Europe and even in Haifa and Tel Aviv calling for an end to the war on Gaza

Rally for Gaza

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | No Comments

August 2, 2014
11:00 amto1:00 pm

11-1pm Saturday 2nd August at Haymarket Norwich

Calling for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the ongoing siege

Rights for Palestinians, rights for all

Information tables, placards, leaflets, speakers and petition

called by Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Norwich Stop the War Coalition

Feel welcome to visit, join and show solidarity with the people of Gaza and all people suffering abuse and loss of dignity


Posted on | August 4, 2014 | No Comments

August 9, 2014
8:00 amto5:00 pm




TICKETS £12 / £10 concession / £15 solidarity

(Our main aim is to fill the coach. Anyone who wants to go but is  concerned about the cost should speak to Rita.  If you cannot come please consider a donation)

Tickets can be purchased at Greenhouse, Bethel Street, Norwich or

call Rita on  01986 897082 or 07906093354

Organised by Norwich Stop the War Coalition

and Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Vigil for peace, stop bombing Iraq and Syria

Posted on | September 26, 2014 | No Comments

September 14, 2014
9:00 pm
9:00 pm

Haymarket Norwich

Sunday September 28th

midday to 2pm

all welcome, bring placards and banners

Where Should The Birds Fly

Posted on | October 22, 2014 | No Comments

October 27, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Israeli- Palestine conflict is normally presented in the western media through Israeli eyes, while Palestinian spokespeople are largely absent. Next Monday 27th October, 7pm, at the Forum in The Curve, Millennium Plain, Central Norwich there will be a free showing of the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave.

Where Should The Birds Fly is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead – the horrific Israeli invasion and bombardment of Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians.

The film is a visual documentation of the Goldstone Report, the result of the fact finding team set-up by the United Nations. But it is so much more.  It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humour that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population.

All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. There will be a voluntary collection, the proceeds of which will go to assist the film-maker with the production costs of the film.

Frank Stone

Organised by Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Post Box 42-46 Bethel Street,


No glory, remember the real WWl

Posted on | October 22, 2014 | No Comments

November 8, 2014
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

No glory, remember the real WWl

an evening of poetry, film, theatre and art

Acclaimed poets Luke Wright & John William Brown

and by Lindsey German Convenor national Stop the War Coalition

In Fusion in Norwich Forum Millenium Plain

Saturday 8th November 6-9pm

Tickets in advance from the Greenhouse Bethel St only £8 £6 concessions

or phone 01603 631007

organised by Norwich STWC

World Religion Day

Posted on | January 1, 2015 | No Comments

January 18, 2015
8:00 pm

Dear All,

Forthcoming World Religion Day event in Norwich on Sunday January 18th.

Last year’s event was very enthusiastically appreciated by those who attended and there was a shared resolution to repeat it again this year.

We hope that you will share this invitation with friends and help us to build on the success of last year’s event.

Last year saw a wonderful mix of believers from different religious and cultural backgrounds, and also a wide range of participants of different ages from 6 years to 60 years plus!

The world continues to suffer from experiences of extremism in so many ways , that efforts to promote understanding and celebrate difference, such as this, however small, offer some rays of much needed hope.

Best wishes,

Bridget Macdonald
and on behalf of
Chris Woods


Posted on | December 12, 2014 | No Comments

December 20, 2014
12:00 pmto2:30 pm





Venue: To be confirmed one week before the event, please check via e-mail or by ringing 07919841166.

Date: Saturday 20 December 2014.

Time: 12 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Admission is Free.

Lunch suitable for vegetarian will be available between 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

For further info:  01603 625 4707 (Evenings)                   ©NACA

This event is supported by Sport Relief Community Cash Grant administered by Norfolk Community Foundation

“The Ebola Virus”

Posted on | December 1, 2014 | No Comments

December 19, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
Dear Friends,
This is to bring you news of our December LunchBox talk.  We do not usually have a LunchBox this near to Christmas but we feel that Ebola is important enough to do so.
We are very fortunate in having Dr Samir Dervisevic, Consultant Virologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital come and talk to us at 1pm on Friday 19th December at the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich.  The title of his talk is “The Ebola Virus”.
We know relatively little about this appalling disease – so here are some points to ponder:
  • What is Ebola?
  • What does it mean?
  • Is it a challenge for medicine?
  • Or Nature striking back at overpopulation?
  • Or bad luck?
  • Or inequality?
  • Or a consequence of colonialism?
  • Or the heart of darkness?
  • Or evolution?
  • Or divine retribution?
  • What are we doing about it?
If you are interested in any of these questions, do please come to the talk on Friday 19th December at the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich. The talk will start at 1pm. The speaker will talk for 30 minutes, followed by questions. Tea,  coffee and biscuits will be available from 12.30.   Hope to see you there.

World War One and Faiths – Then and Now

Posted on | November 7, 2014 | No Comments

November 16, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
Dear Friends,
The next Norwich InterFaith Link event is a special one for the start of national Inter-Faith Week:
Sunday 16th November
2pm – 5pm
World War One and Faiths – Then and Now

Speakers will discuss the involvement and responses of different faiths a century ago, conscientious objection, and faith responses to war today and in the future (programme below).

£4 including refreshments

The Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich

(N.B. no parking available at the venue itself; St. Giles car park is  next door!)

For further information:,

from where a flyer can be downloaded – please print off and display!

Telephone: Chris Wood on 01603 667 314.

Programme for

The First World War and Faiths - Then and Now Read more


Posted on | November 6, 2014 | No Comments

November 15, 2014
7:00 pmto11:00 pm
Saturday 15th November, 7pm
at Chapelfield Methodist Church
Chapelfield Road, Norwich

The evening is always a lot of fun and a chance to enjoy wonderful food prepared by the Neesa sisters, enjoy the company of friends and family and hear more about what is happening in Palestine.
Prices: £15 full price, £10 unwaged and £5 children under 16
from The Greenhouse, Bethel Street, Norwich.
or telephone; 01603 631007

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Organised by
Norwich Stop the War Coalition,
Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign & the Neesa Project

The Greenhouse Trust

Norwich’s Environment Centre
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