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Paper Peace Tour

27th March 2019


Keep your eyes peeled and your cameras primed…

Ideas Test is bringing the Peace Poem created with Robert Montgomery to Swale and Medway this Wednesday 27th March.

Will you spot it on its travels?

We’ll be touring to:

  • C M Trust, Chatham Maritime
  • MidKent College
  • University of Kent, Medway Campus
  • Sheppey College
  • Sittingbourne High Street, outside Ideas Test
  • Faversham Guildhall

If you see the large-scale mobile artwork, snap a photo and share it with us on social media by using the hashtag #PaperPeaceTour

This Peace Poem tour will feed into the wider Paper Peace project, designed by Emergency Exit Arts. You can find out more about Paper Peace national project and the Peace Poem tour below.

We’re also on the lookout for 18-25 year olds who would be interested in joining the Paper Peace project as Young Producers. You can find out more about the Young Producers opportunity at an Open Evening on April 3rd, or email jack@ideastest.co.uk in the meantime for more information.

The Peace Poem Tour

In November 2018 the 14ft high illuminated Peace Poem set off on a national tour to commemorate 100 years since the first day of peace after WWI. The large-scale mobile artwork, created with leading artist and poet Robert Montgomery, has been seen by thousands of people as it traveled along motorways to cities across the UK. In each destination we are gathering stories, pledges and poems of peace for our National Peace Archive. Become part of Paper Peace by booking the Peace Poem to come to your city or event. Email kathryn.bilyard@eea.org.uk to find out more. Use #PaperPeace to follow the Peace Poem around the country and share your Peace Poem sightings.

Paper Peace

As global and political events continue to shake our communities, we present Paper Peace, a year-long national arts and heritage programme. Created by renowned outdoor arts company Emergency Exit Arts, in association with B Arts, Creative Scene, Ideas Test and Vivacity. Paper Peace will shed light on the legacy of treaties, the fragile nature of peace and the strength of those who work to sustain it.

“There is conflict across the country about Brexit. It is 100 years since Europe came together to negotiate peace in Europe. We want to use this important anniversary of peacebuilding to learn from past peace builders and highlight that similar discussions need to be brokered across the country today. Negative peace is about the absence of war. Positive peace is all about the creation of social systems that benefit everyone through the constructive resolution of conflict. We need to respect different points of view; coming together to seek out the common ground; and never losing sight of the bigger picture that unites us.” – Daniel Bernstein, Executive Director

Made possible with support from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

With thanks to National Lottery Players.

Header image designed by Kathryn Corlett.


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