"Something extraordinary is happening this year as part of the London 2012 Festival. Inspired by the Olympic Truce, whose roots date back to Ancient Greece, renowned director Deborah Warner has been commissioned to create a coastal installation encircling the UK in collaboration with actor Fiona Shaw.The closest spot to Liverpool is Anglesey in North Wales (you can book a place here) (other venues listed here) but there loads of ways to participate on the website. The installation runs from 19-22 July and runs from 9:30pm to 5:30am each evening.
"Eight murmuring, glowing encampments will appear simultaneously at some of our most beautiful and remote coastal locations, from County Antrim to the tip of Cornwall, from the Isle of Lewis to the Sussex cliffs. Designed to be visited between dusk and dawn, Peace Camp is a poignant exploration of love poetry and a celebration of the extraordinary variety and beauty of our coastline.
"Alongside the live installations, the project will also paint an audible portrait of the nation with the creation of a virtual Peace Camp online. The people of the UK are invited to nominate and record their favourite love poems and submit their own messages, creating an online anthology that celebrates our languages, dialects and accents as well as our rich poetic tradition."
Art I've been sent the details for Peace Camp, a national art installation. It sounds remarkable. Here's the long and short of it:
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012