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September 2012

a week of peace?

on Sun 23 Sep 2012

photo & art work by East London artist Lanre Oluwole, Peace Week 2009

16-23 September saw London celebrate the yearly Week of Peace. It was launched in Haringey 11 years ago in response to concerns around community safety with the idea to inspire Londoners to make a positive change in their communities. And by 2006 it had inspired all 32 London boroughs to come on board and launch their own celebrations which included performances, talks, get-togethers, prayers, school events and marches.

Yet Peace Week is much bigger than even that, it’s part of a global movement towards a culture of peace:

crows

on Sun 2 Sep 2012

deep:black has been obsessed with crows recently: we’ve developed a project called CROW based on Rafik Shami‘s children’s book ‘The Crow Who Stood On His Beak‘ which is all about celebrating people’s talents and exploring difference within community.

The main character of the story is the little crow who in a quite refreshingly unpredictable manner is a very funny and creative bird with some special talents, and who ends up competing with the peacock who quite frustratingly predictably is this rather unpleasant, self-obsessed & vain shallow fellow.