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London – Elton John's concert for Peace One Day will be streamed live on Peace One Day’s official YouTube channel, organizers said. The concert, with special guests streamed live on Peace One Day’s official YouTube channel and introductions from the charity's ambassadors Jude Law and Lily Cole, is scheduled to hit the web and Wembley Arena on Sept. 21. The concert marks the last major event of the London 2012 Festival as well as John’s only gig in the British capital this year. The non-profit organization, which in 2001 led a quest that resulted in the unanimous adoption by
- Stuart Kemp
British actor Jude Law helped kick off the London 2012 Festival as host of a peace concert in Northern Ireland on Thursday.
Jude Law helped kick off proceedings in Londonderry on Thursday
The event marked the start of the London 2012 Festival, a 12-week programme of arts events running in association with the London Olympic Games.
Law says, "Any opportunity for people to get together and have fun is a good thing. If you go back to the origins of the Olympics, it was always about truce as well and that's why it seems so apt that Peace One Day, as an organisation, is working alongside the 2012 Cultural Olympiad."
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For 2012’s Peace Day, which falls on 21 September each year, Peace One Day (Pod) is calling for a day of cease fire and nonviolence.
In practical terms, if violence in conflict areas can come to a halt for 24 hours, lifesaving activities can take place that would otherwise be too risky. If humanitarian workers can be confident that they won’t get kidnapped, children can receive immunizations. If caregivers can be sure they won’t get shot, medical attention can be given to those in need.
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3 items from 2012
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