Temple of Peace Discovery Day



Temple of Peace and Health, Cardiff

1 March 2018, 1-8pm

To celebrate St. David’s Day, the Temple of Peace and Health in Cardiff is opening its doors for a series of free events exploring its 80-year history. Designed by former RIBA President Percy Thomas and opened in 1938, this beautiful building retains many of its original furnishings.

Lunchtime Tour: 1-2pm

Archive Workshop: 2.30-4.30pm

After Hours Tour: 6-8pm

Explore Your Civic Centre 1-8pm

Lunchtime Tour: 1-2pm

Join us for a lunchtime tour of the building, including its stunning Art Deco Marble Hall, wood-panelled Council Chamber, and Remembrance Crypt, home of the Welsh Book of Remembrance.

Archive Workshop: 2.30-4.30pm

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore the uncatalogued – and largely untouched – archives of the Temple of Peace and Health, all in the beautiful surroundings of the Council Chamber and Library. Highlights include materials relating to the Temple’s early years; the history of children and young people’s engagement with peace organisation; and the history of institutions operating from the Temple.

After Hours Tour: 6-8pm

This evening event features a tour of this beautiful 1930s building – replete with original features down to its wooden hat stands – interspersed with tales about its history, readings inspired by the Temple’s original Order of Service, and drinks in the Marble Hall.

Explore Your Civic Centre 1-8pm

Drop-in with Mari Lowe and Carrie Westwater to explore what the Temple and the surrounding buildings and parks mean to people today.

All activities are free but with limited spaces available.

For more information, and to book tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/temple-of-peace-discovery-day-tickets-43164330675

This event is organised by Emma West (University of Birmingham) and Mari Lowe (Freelance/Wales for Peace) in collaboration with Cardiff University, the British Academy, Cardiff Civic Society, Wales for Peace and the WCIA. We are grateful to Cardiff University’s Cultural Participation Network and the British Academy for their support.


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