In 2019 we mark the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth, with a series of activities themed A Connected Commonwealth which speaks of the enduring practical value and global engagement made possible as a result of the determination of our culturally diverse and widely dispersed family of nations to cooperate and work together in friendship and goodwill.

 
 

Our governments, institutions and people connect at many levels, including through parliaments and universities. We work together to protect our natural environment and the ocean which we share and that connects many of our nations shore to shore. We cooperate on trade to encourage inclusive economic empowerment for all people – particularly women and youth and marginalised communities. We take part in friendly sporting rivalry and encourage our young people to participate in sport for development and peace.

 
 

As a connected Commonwealth we collaborate by varied means in ever closer accord around the shared values and principles of the Commonwealth Charter.

 
 

It is the Liverpool Commonwealth Association’s intention to develop an active events programme for 2019, linked to thisA Connected Commonwealth’ theme.

 

Fundraising Dinner to provide aid for the crisis in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Our next event will be a Fundraising Dinner, in association with the British Red Cross, on May 5th 2019, to raise funds for victims of the devasting Tropical Cyclone Idai, which ripped through Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

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Other 2019 events includes the following:

  1. March 8 – International Women’s Day Celebration
  2. March 10 – Commonwealth Day 2019 – a multi-faith church service, aimed at being the largest annual inter-faith celebration in Liverpool, with representation from Commonwealth Nations’ High Commissions, Honorary Corps and other dignitaries and school children.
  3. Commonwealth Family Day 2019 – a series of performances and workshops from Commonwealth diaspora communities, including dance, music, and food.
  4. Commonwealth Summit – August/September 2019 – featuring Commonwealth business, trade, education and culture Best Practices and Know-How.
  5. Commonwealth Achievement Award/Gala Dinner –  November/December 2019 – charity fundraising event to recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations who contribute effectively to the vision of the Liverpool Commonwealth Association.