We are still building the content of this event and will notify a date for broadcast once we have arranged it with Turner Contemporary Margate.
We would love to hear from anyone who feels that they would like to contribute towards this broadcast, perhaps by talking about their experiences on camera, or maybe they have film, photos or poems that they would like to share.
This is a major opportunity for serious professional publicity for VFP – please join in.
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On April 28th 2021, a group of Veterans for Peace and friends gathered in Margate to film some scenes to be used as part of an art project called “England’s Creative Coast” in which the Turner Contemporary Gallery is taking part.
The Turner Gallery’s contribution to this is a statue by the renowned sculptor Michael Rakowitz. Michael is already well known for his statue of a winged bull which stood on the 4th plinth of Trafalgar Square, London.
Michael’s work for this project is a statue of VFP member Daniel Taylor, which is being used to convey an anti-war message.
VFP members were filmed holding a wreath laying ceremony and several members were filmed reading poems and other works.
Some of the filming was used in a zoom broadcast to publicise the whole England’s Creative Coast Project. However there will be a further zoom broadcast at a later date, dedicated to the statue of Daniel Taylor.
Here are some photos taken on the day of the filming.