this is to let you know (or to remind you) of AN EVENT TAKING PLACE IN LONDON ON SEPTEMBER 14TH AND 15TH CALLED ‘HEALING THE WOUNDS OF EUROPE’.
in September when Parliament returns the crisis over Brexit will reach its most extreme point – as if it hadn’t been extreme enough over the last three years already.
It is, unfortunately, hardly likely that a really fruitful way forward will be arrived at in the mainstream arena of politics, riven as it is by so many jostling viewpoints and prejudicial interests.
And yet the questions that the whole crisis raises, if addressed open-mindedly, with a willingness to face historical truths, can open up genuinely transformative possibilities for the future. Seeking fruitful ways forward together whilst engaging with the profound challenge of the present, we hope can reveal significant new perspectives, for example regarding the destiny of Europe and of the British Isles, the changing role of nations today, or the profound changes being asked of us in social, political, economic and cultural life.
If you are firmly entrenched in one of the mainstream political ‘solutions’ to the present crisis, then this event may not be for you.
But if you wish to participate in an event, where there will be
profound, challenging and potentially transformative contributions from different perspectives,
where the aim is not to convince anyone of one viewpoint or another,
to create an inspiring ‘space’
– with the help of a strong artistic element to the event and forums for open conversation.
then DO TRY AND ATTEND IF YOU CAN.
With all best wishes
(The event is mainly being organised and carried by Richard Ramsbotham, Adrian Locher, Sigune Brinch and Gregers Brinch.)
P.S. Please also forward this email to others you know who may be interested.
It is also possible to attend just the Saturday, if it is difficult for you to stay overnight in London.
I attach below both the programme for the whole event and the electronic flyer.
Bookings can be made via the website on the flyer – or you can just turn up on the day.