Thursday, 5 July 2012

Peace Camp

Peace Camp is a series of installations taking place in some of the most beautiful coastal locations around the UK from 19th-22nd July, including the North Antrim coast and Mussenden Temple in Coleraine.

Glowing lights, designed to be visited at dusk and dawn, are accompanied by the nation's favourite love poems, read out loud by a wide range of people from across the country, including actors Jane Horrocks and Simon Russell Beale and poet Seamus Heaney.

It sounds like an lovely and imaginative project.

Created by Deborah Warner in collaboration with the actor Fiona Shaw, it is designed to be visited at dusk or dawn, it is designed to be an exploration of love poetry and a celebration of the beauty and variety of the coastline.

They plans to paint an audible portrait of the UK, celebrating our the many accents and dialects.

They are also looking for lots of contributions to our interactive website. They are creating an online anthology of love poetry in which you can
  • nominate your favourite love poem, 
  • record yourself reading a famous love poem, 
  • upload your own love poetry or message.
  • upload an image inspired by love
The British Library will be archiving the website, including all contributions, for posterity.
This is inspired by the Olympic Truce and organised by the Artichoke Trust.

See the website here and share that loving feeling!

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