PLANS to hold an inaugural three-day peace festival in Launceston are slowly coming to fruition at the hands of former senator and trade unionist Jean Hearn.
Ms Hearn said formation of a board for the festival and continued meetings with community groups were bringing the event closer to reality.
"It's going very well and we've had many, many, many people from right across the community wanting to do it," she said yesterday.
"I've spoken to many of the councillors and am waiting for the new council to set up, then they will let me know about venues available for it."
The basis of the festival is to hold an event where the community was not just the audience of, but the creators of the attractions.
"Anybody who wants to do something out of whatever their talent is, whether they're an artist, cook, whatever, they will bring something expressing the values we need to resolve conflict without violence," Ms Hearn said.
"This is not against war, it's about peace in the home, peace in the community and peace in our schools instead of violence."
For more information about the festival, or to get involved, call Ms Hearn on 6331 9796.