YOUNG people from across Lancashire gathered for a music and drama event to raise awareness of Peace One Day at Colne Sports Centre on Saturday. The entertainment included live bands, drama productions and videos.

The event was organised by 15 youth councillors from across Lancashire, in connection with the UK Youth Parliament in support of Peace One Day.

Peace One Day was launched in September, 1999, at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, to create the first Global Ceasefire Day in recorded history.

On September 7, 2001, the UN member states unanimously adopted a resolution, put forward by the UK and Costa Rican governments, to establish an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on September 21, the same day as the UN International Day of Peace.

Alex Booth, Lancashire youth councillor and publicity officer for the event, said: "It was a great opportunity for people to come together and support world peace."

County Coun Alan Whittaker, Cabinet Member for Education and Young People said: "The Lancashire Youth Council who organised this event are a shining example of co-operation and understanding. Music and drama go beyond boundaries and appeal to everyone, regardless of background and race.

"This event is about bringing everyone together to encourage peace in the world and these young people are doing a splendid job."