in aid of Medical Aid for Palestinians


Sunday 24th June 2018

with Bharati & Dinesh

6pm - 7.30pm | doors open at 5.45pm

St Lukes Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4EX

Chanting the many Names of the Divine together uplifts and can take us to a deeper space within ourselves. At it’s deepest level it is simply Creation Singing to the Creator.

One of the many beauties of kirtan lies in the fact that no special ability or training is required.

Cost: £8 / £6 on the door

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) is a UK Charity which works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. They provide immediate medical aid to those in great need, while also developing local capacity and skills to ensure the long-term development of the Palestinian healthcare system.

On Friday 30th March 2018 six-weeks of peaceful demonstrations, known as ‘The Great March of Return’, began. Thousands of Palestinians symbolically walk towards the fence that separates the Gaza strip from Israel where they meet live fire from Israeli soldiers.  At least 102 Palestinians have been killed and more than 12,271 have been injured (many with life changing wounds). Even the medical teams that assist the injured have been attacked (including at least two deaths) undermining the overall capacity of Gaza’s health system, already struggling under a decade of blockade and closure, with longstanding shortages of medical supplied, electricity and fuel.

This is a regular Kirtan on the last Sunday of each month (except in July & August)

Next Kirtan: Sunday 30th September 2018 at 6pm (in aid of Sri Radhey Seva Trust)

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Saturday 7th July 2018

10.30am - 11am  Children’s Kirtan with B&D

11am - 12.30  Sikh & Buddhist Mantras with B&D

Old Town Hall, The Shambles, Stroud GL5 1AP

This will be the fourth year of the Stroud Sacred Music Festival, promoting a message of peace and unity, and celebrating the power of music to breakdown barriers and bring people together in a way that words alone cannot.

Beginning on Friday evening 6th July at 6pm with a Youth and Young Adult evening in St Laurence Parish Church, featuring Glow in the Dark Yoga Party, violin duet, aerial dancers, various bands and headlining with Natty.

Saturday 7th July is a packed day at many venues across the centre of Stroud, including community singing, drumming, fire ceremony, sacred dance, lantern making workshop for kids, chants, stories, kirtan, indigenous chant, Taize. Highlights Elehan Keshava & Shekinashram at 4pm (Old Town Hall) and Maya Yousef at 21.30pm (in the church) - Syrian qanun virtuoso.

Cost: by donation (suggested between £10 and £50 to cover all the events)