Saturday, December 2, 2023

Candlelit Vigil for Paris 2015

The newly formed ‘Inner Transition’ group are in the process of organising their first event! There will be a Candlelit vigil on Sunday, November 29th 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm, hopefully, to take place at Belper Market Place (subject to the approval of Belper Town Council). The event will be part of a worldwide ‘Take to the Streets’ campaign organised by Avaaz, the online campaign group, to mark the beginning of the Paris Environmental summit in December.

The intention is to let world leaders know the extent of public support for conclusive commitments to bring down carbon emissions specifically through promoting 100% renewable energy. But for us, the vigil will also be about bringing local people together at this important time, to share thoughts and ideas and to just reflect.

We hope that there will be sharing space where people can read inspirational quotes, readings and poems; possible acoustic music including singing, the opportunity for people to write down their thoughts and ideas, plus silent meditation and more. We have also discussed the possibility of arranging for No 28 to be open for refreshments though this will be subject to more information about cost and availability/volunteers to staff the space.

We’ll be able to confirm most of the details by mid-November but in the meantime, It would be wonderful if you could put this date in your diaries! All are welcome including families. All you need to bring is warm clothing and a candle/ tea light in a jar to be lit when you have arrived plus a reading etc if you wish to share.
Further information will be posted up on the Belper Inner Transition and Transition Belper. The vigil will also be promoted by Avaaz – go to and look for us on the map! Meanwhile, if you want to be involved in helping at this event, have an idea for an activity you’d like to run, or fancy performing one or two songs on the night then please contact me, Maggie Braley, on 07817 754004.

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