Portsmouth Celebrates International Day of Peace

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Portsmouth City Council 2011Partners from the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Hampshire Constabulary and Portsmouth City Council are organising an International Day of Peace Community Celebration on Saturday 22nd September 2018, from 11am to 4pm at Southsea Fire Station.

This family fun day will be a celebration of the things that make this city great, and we are hoping to see all the cultures and communities in Portsmouth represented there.

Many community groups have signed up to deliver a range of activities, including cooking food and performing dance and music from their countries. They will also have fun activities for all ages, including a bouncy castle, interactive arts projects, henna tattoos, face painting, peace-themed games and balloon modelling.

Firefighter and Community Inclusion Team Coordinator Jasper Taylor said: "We are pleased to be hosting a Family Fun Day at Southsea Fire Station for all the communities that we serve in the City of Portsmouth.
This is the first time that we have hosted such an event that specifically celebrates all the cultures and communities in our great City and it is open to all. We are looking forward to welcoming and meeting all our communities at this very special event."

Inspector Marcus Cator said: “Portsmouth Police are supporting partners at this event as we are keen to show communities that working together and supporting each other reduces fear of crime. Peace within our communities can only improve confidence to say no to those who wish to show aggression and target people for gain.”

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