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The Temple of Peace will end its anniversary celebrations by inviting comedians to demonstrate the unifying power of comedy


Wales’ Temple of Peace has been the home of peace and health in Wales for 80 years
(Photo credit: Temple of Peace)

Stand Up for Peace will be an evening of entertainment and comedy to mark the final event of a month-long celebrations organised by the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA).

The WCIA is celebrating 100 years since the end of World War One and 80 years since Wales’ Temple of Peace was opened.

The Temple of Peace is a memorial for those who fought in the war. Its founding mission was to build a better world. It was opened on 23 November in 1983 by Minnie James of Dowlais who lost her sons in the First World War.

The WCIA currently occupy the Temple and the organisation was founded in 1973 to get people thinking and talking about global issues.

Their November calendar has been full of a variety of events ranging from film launches to education conferences.

According to the WCIA, the comedy grand finale will end events on a positive note and ring in the Christmas period with a message of goodwill to the world.

It has invited comedians to share their wisdom, experience and humour on the night.

The comedians will be “offering their pearls of wisdom to the world today and they will demonstrate how good humour can make the world a better place,” the Temple has said.

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The Temple is also a place people can hold functions such as weddings, galas and comedy nights
(Photo credit: Temple for Peace)

They are not the only organisation to use comedy as a tool to encourage peaceful communication and positive global connections.

The UN support events like these, such as Comedy for Peace. This event brought together young comedians together from across war-torn South Sudan to lift spirits in the country last year.

The concept of comedy as a method for addressing and combating political, social, and global issues appears to be effective and will make the conversation on peace much more accessible to the wider public.

One of the local comedians on the bill, Sarah Breese, says: “It sounds like a lovely event and I’m very much looking forward to it.”

Sarah will be performing alongside fellow comedians Dan Thomas, Eleri Morgan and Dan Mitchell.

Stand Up for Peace will take place on 30 Nov at the Temple of Peace on King Edward VII Avenue, and tickets are available online for the event.


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