The first ‘LIVE’ event was the Trafalgar Square- Kennington Park rally, on May, 2008 where 5000+ people attended, as we marched against gun and knife crime…Some say this was the most widely reported event in of the history of the Adventist Church in the UK, every major newspaper reported the day and the event was recorded on radio and was filmed by Sky TV as well as shown on BBC and ITV1 News.
The Second LIVE event was, a Rally/March, from Whitehall to Kennington Park, August 22nd 2009, around 1000 people attended this event and was a special march/rally as ‘Mothers Against Gun and Knife Crime’ based in South London partnered with us as we marched together side by side.
The Third LIVE event was, the ‘LIVE Festival’, at Chantmarle, Dorset, August 28th – 30th 2009. Adventist groups from across the UK were guest singers and were joined by other Christian acts over the weekend. This was another first for the UK Adventist Church, as youth from across the country lived in tents, or boarded in accommodation units on the camp site, which was graciously given over the us for the weekend by the owner of the this establishment which included a first class Manor House.
The Fourth LIVE event was, the Bristol Live Rally against, Gun, Knife, Drugs, and Absent Fathers…This took place in July, 2010 and was the one and only time Live went into the heart of a real community and with Bristol being one of the major towns of the UK, this enabled the Live message to be sounded in a town of influence. The Adventist Communities in Bristol worked hard to impact their regions on this Sabbath and they were well supported by the London youth and others from the rest of the country.
The Fifth LIVE event took us to home, to London. The event took place in July 2011 and focused on PEACE, peace as the country gears up for 2012! We look forward to the next LIVE event…