No More War Festival is a space to strengthen intercultural friendship, dialogue and cooperation beyond national borders. It is an initiative to bring people together to manifest that we want to build peace between our countries as a response to increasing militarisation, socio-political tension and media fights currently happening in the Baltic Sea region and all over the the world.
The festival is an interplay of music and educational seminars, of new friends, fun, learning and development of projects. Camping, bonfires and nature as the platform; music, dance and body practices as tools to bring us together and understand each other and ourselves; insightful workshops, seminars and role-plays as pieces of the learning path.
We do not stand against or for any military coalition or political entity,
we work for a different approach of solving international conflicts:
cooperation instead of escalating tension,
dialogue instead of increasing militarisation.
The place and time are not random: No More War Festival will be held prior to a big military exercise Aurora 17 for NATO troops taking place across the road from the festival two weeks after the festival. A perfect time and place to manifest that the safety is in peace and cooperation, not in increasing militarisation. Contrary to conflicts, we want to create the space for human-to-human connections allowing to see each other as fellow humans with common desire for peace beyond nationality, ethnicity, religion and any labels.
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To join the Festival you need to register. Press the button "I am interested" whether you want to be a participant, a contributor or just follow what is happening.
No More War Festival is completely non-profit and prepared and will be hosted 100% by volunteers. To join the crew (the best crew ever btw!) SIGN UP HERE.
We organise No More War Festival on gift economy and will be grateful for your donation. All donations will go to cover the food of volunteers and contributors, renting equipment and expenses of building the infrastructure. We will share the income and expenses account with all of the participants and donors. Please make the contribution – whatever you can, and spread the word for donations so we can support those standing for Peace.
The Festival follows No Drugs, No Alcohol & No Violence policy .
Environmentally and people-friendly.
17-20 Aug 2017, a few weeks prior to a big NATO training on Gotland Aurora17.
The program will gradually start on Aug 17 afternoon, with more intense days on 18, 19, 20 and will finish with sunset on Aug 20.
See here how to travel to No More War: www.suderbyn.se/travel
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We welcome support in the form of music, performances, workshops during the festival. We also will be grateful for help with organising and running the even prior to and during the festival. Please drop us a line if you would like to join!
If you have any questions please send us an email to festivalNoMoreWar@gmail.com or to the No More War Facebook page or through the button "I am interested!"