A new Facebook site “Warrington Pledge to Peace” has been created by former Mayor, Geoff Settle, to raise awareness of the Brussels Declaration “Pledge to Peace”.
Geoff who raised a question at Full Council in June to promote awareness says that the signatories are institutions, organizations and companies who pledge to put in place projects and actions promoting a culture of peace. It is inspired by the universal ideals of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity.
He said “Warrington has many such projects already up and running in the Town fronted by many inspirational people. The new Facebook is called Warrington Pledge to Peace and was created last week. It is already starting to gather LIKES.”
Geoff wants to know of any projects that you are doing related to peace, anti-bullying, anti-hate etc and the stories behind them. These could be at work, school in the community anywhere in Warrington.
If he gets enough interest he is thinking of holding an art competition taking the theme from two former pupils who went to the same school as Geoff, Dovedale Primary School. They penned a few great songs. “Imagine” the title of the competition “Give Peace a Chance” or it could be “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)?”
Entries will be submitted along the lines of the successful Art Heritage Competition he organised when he was Digital Mayor, i.e. entries will be via the internet.
In addition, he would like to hold an art workshop with assistance from an artist, towards the end of August for those who feel that they need a few tips and advice. Teddy George will also be around on the day with words of encouragement for the younger artists.
If it goes ahead it will published as an event of the Warrington Pledge to Peace Facebook site with the winner being announced on the International Day of Peace on Saturday 23rd September followed by an exhibition of work at the Latchford, Picturesq Gallery.
Geoff said “As Visually Impaired People’s Chair I would love it if the winning design is incorporated on the wall of our Museum Street’s Charity Hub Tranquillity Courtyard by LeRoy.
She will be painting a freeze with a tranquillity nature theme funded by the Tesco’s Bags of Help grant. You may remember the stunning Alice in Wonderland pedestrian tunnel that she painted in Latchford, well worth a visit for young and not so young, you will be inspired.”