The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE, will host the borough's Peace Breakfast marking UN International Day of Peace.
Beginning with refreshments at 10.30am, followed by the Peace Programme from 11am to 12.15pm, when the Mayor of Southwark will be joined by Mayors of 12 other London boroughs.
Musicians from Southbank Sinfonia will perform and council officer, Suléy Muhidin, will share a poem written to mark the day.
The keynote speaker will be Julie Nicholson.
Julie's daughter, Jenny, was one of the 52 people killed in the 7/7 bombings of 2005. Her moving account of her daughter's death and its impact on her life "A Song For Jenny" was made into a major BBC film shown to mark the 10th anniversary of 7/7 this year.
Other speakers will include the leader of Southwark Council, Cllr Peter John, the Borough Commander of Southwark Police, Chief Supt Zander Gibson, Grace Idowu, Southwark resident and mother of David Idowu who died a victim of knife crime in 2008, and David Quirke-Thornton, Southwark Council's director of Children's and Adult Services.
Advance booking is advised. To reserve a place please contact The Mayor's Office on 020 7525 7303 or [email protected]
There will be an opportunity to contribute on the day to a voluntary retiring collection for the Mayor of Southwark's Charity Appeal for Guys Hospital's new cancer treatment centre and The British Red Cross.
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