A Local Act For Peace is a one day festival held in Sweden, USA and Nigeria that will also be broadcasted live throughout the globe. The purpose of this event is to invite people to join us in this party for peace. The entrance ticket in order to have access to the broadcast is that one personally as an individual contributes with an act locally and wherever on the planet one happens to be. This act then being in the name of peace.
Our slogan is; An act from the heart in the concept of peace.
The festivals will go on for one day and we will fill the day with local bands and artists as well as with renowned and established artists. The filming and broadcasting will go on all through the day and a host will cover the event from the beginning to the end.
We will invite others to arrange their own festivals wherever they are located on the planet so to join us in this idea. On our website alocalactforpeace.org we will show all participants and where the other participants are located geographically. We will also with a short presentation show who they are. Additionally we will create a flow of short filmed messages where people can report their own acts they have performed in the name and for peace.
We are interested in what people do for peace as long as it comes from the heart and that it is done with the intention of love. In the same time we will on our website present some suggested actions. We will also recommend some organisations to which people can make a donation if they choose to do so.
One of the background reasons for us taking this initiative is that we believe in the power of people acting from the heart. We saw this idea as an opportunity to also try something new.
A local act for peace is not about politics, not about religion, nor social, cultural or ethnic in its positioning.
It is about the idea that peace is created by individuals and this on a local basis while it is manifested more like a wish on the political arena.
Our idea is that an act from the heart in the concept of peace is our next step.
You are welcome to join us if you feel the same way.
Clas is the originator of A Local Act for Peace festival and he is also hosting the festival in his home. As an architect and artist with employees and friends in a number of countries the idea of using internet to connect people around the globe was natural. Clas is committed to inspire people to join him in acts for peace and to reach out through music and he is also responsible for the expansion of A Local Act For Peace as well as for keeping the heart of the project in place.
Eva Galyas Vallin
An experienced project manager with a network of friends across the whole Swedish cultural area. Eva will take care of the administrative structure for the A Local Act For Peace project. She is an overall supervising administrator with a knack for details and love of music.
Wille is a hard working talent who studies Media Technology at the Royal institute of Technology in Stockholm. Wille takes care of the home page and also makes sure you can follow us and make your contribution.
Jannis is an experienced photographer with an eye for taking pictures on site. He is also responsible for all visual parts of our presentations. Jannis is a warmhearted guy with a large network of friends an associates.
Fanny is our youngest team member but already an experienced singer as a member of the choir from Adolf Fredrik Music school. Fanny also has a lot of knowledge in the new forms of social media and she will be on our advisory board. Fanny will also perform with her friends on the winter festival.
Håkan V. Holmgren
Håkan will take care of the artists and guests on the site. Håkan is an experienced restaurateur and a well renowned chef. He is also an old friend of the family and we are glad to have him with us.
Torgny is a designer running his own company in media production. He is in our advisory board regarding our own media production. Torgny is a new acquaintance of ours and rumors say that he sings the blues and plays the guitar. We’ll see if we can get him on stage further on down the road.
Angela is a professional actress well known for the Swedish audience from both theatre and TV. With her warm heart and active engagement for mankind she is our perfect host for the Swedish festival.
Stina is the founder of Yennenga Progress, an international network developing the concept of the Good village – welfare societies in micro format. To succeed with poverty reduction, democratization and peace we need to ensure availability of basic human rights for everyone.
Leonardo is our good friend from Portugal and he will be helping our international festivals to arrange for streaming via our website.
He is also a talented architect with a knack for artistic renderings.
Birger is a film maker with a background as a TV journalist and a documentary film maker. For the last ten years he has been head of the Red Cross school “Documentary in the world” and we are so happy to have Birger and his team with us.
Eddie will take care of the sound system and make sure that all the acts come through the speakers as intended. He is a great sound engineer from Jönköping and we are proud to have him with us.
Magnus is a broadcast engineer specialized in event broadcasting. With him on the team we can give you a very professional broadcast. Enjoy!