The Global Peace and Unity Event
Europe's largest Muslim Cultural Event to be held at London's Excel Centre on the weekend of 25th/26th of October 2008
[UKPRwire, Mon Oct 20 2008] To mark the end of Ramadan, Islam Channel is marking their annual Global Peace & Unity Event as the largest Eid gathering and celebration of it’s kind in Europe during the 25th to 26th October 2008 at London’s Excel Centre.
Making history as one of the largest multi cultural events in the World, the festival will attract a diverse audience of over 60,000. An array of high profile public figure will speak of the need to overcome misconceptions between Islam and the West before a 20,000 strong seated audience at the main stage.
The event will also include performances by World acclaimed Sufi Nasheed Artists as well as comedians and illusionists.
Confirmed Speakers include: Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Simon Hughes MP, Stephen Timms MP, Sadiq Khan MP, Tony Benn, Shahid Malik MP, George Galloway MP, Lord Nazir Ahmed, Jermaine Jackson and Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Confirmed Performers include: Jermaine Jackson, illusionist David Penn, comedians Baba Ali and Preacher Moss as well as Nasheed artists Zain Bhikha, 786, Native Deen and Junaid Jamshed.
The Eid celebration offers a choice of enjoying the entertainment and talks held at the main stage or the option to roam around the stall villages, exhibitions, kid’s zone, food courts and workshops.
Mohammed Ali, the Chairman of Islam Channel believes that “this year‘s Global Peace & Unity Event will go further than ever before in opening up this greatly needed platform for thoughtful and effective dialogue.”
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson on the Global Peace & Unity 2008:
“This hugely significant event in London does much to promote global cohesion across all communities; it increases understanding and encourages dialogue throughout the Muslim community and beyond.”
Global Peace & Unity 2008 promises to be a weekend of record breaking celebration.
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