Thursday, 15 March 2012

All welcome! 

25th March 2012, 11 am - 4 pm
Telegraph Hill Lower Park
New Cross Gate, London

in the context of
Telegraph Hill Festival 2012

This is an activity for children that adapts the Hindu festival of Vat-Pournima (where women in India tie threads around the Banyan tree while wishing for long life for their loved ones) to Telegraph Hill Park. Each child will be asked to write down his/her wish for a loved one, choose a coloured thread from bright coloured balls of spun wool, and then spin the thread around selected tree(s) while thinking about the wish. The visual created is one of colourful threads spun around trees – with wishes attached for people to read. For children who participate, the activity raises cultural awareness and brings the connection between our hopes and the environment to life. For adults, it is a reminder of the hopes and love that all children feel for their families and friends. 

The activity is organised by Manali Jagtap Nyheim and Cristiana Bottigella.

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