Finally, after months of hard work, European Greens in London presented its exhibition “A Europe for all, by all” at the Hundred Years Gallery yesterday. Around 100 people came to enjoy an evening of arts, chats, live music by groups like La Negra & Tuya and KMAT and, of course, politics! Just two minutes away from Hoxton Station, the gallery provides a friendly atmosphere for reflection where artists, activists, politicians and ordinary people gather together to talk about Europe.
Guests at the inauguration event admiring some of the art works.
Arts to picture Europe
When you arrive to the gallery, a map of Europe welcomes you. On one side, the good things and the diversity that the Union has brought. On the other side, the dark part, left blank with a pen attached for you to tell what you don’t like about this Europe and what you want to change.
As you come inside expression explodes. A display of 18 masterpieces can be admired along the two floors the gallery has. Artists from all corners of Europe like Federico Gallo, Antonio Mena, Lisa Furness, Veronica Perales among others have created inspiring works to denounce ghost cities in Spain, the unfinished commercial centers in Ireland, the oil wars, the mileage of our food, the endangered environments and many other issues that Europe still need to endeavor to solve.
One of three pieces representing the genetic modification of crops and farm animals. By Milan Todovic
There’s also a small library where books with information about European institutions, the financial crisis, the tax system, etc are available for you to consult while you enjoy music, drinks and food among friends so that you can have a better understanding of all these topics.
Run for your rights
The group Ad Feminarum presented its “Ecology and Equality race”. An unusual race with a very clear goal: to achieve real democracy. If you want to participate in this initiative, you will get a unique number to wear each time you spot a situation of environmental injustice or inequality. You can take a picture with your number and upload it to the Ad Feminarum website for everybody to know where that situation is happening.
Ad Feminarum unique number dorsal to promote the Ecology and Equality race.
Ad Feminarum believes that ” running is a subversive act, and this race is a statement of intent” so these activities are a horizontal run to a shared future and these actions will help us to move forward together. However the exit is always open, you can enter this symbolic marathon whenever you want and you can carry your number for as long as you want too.
Is this the Europe you want?
The ultimate purpose of this two-weeks event is to stimulate debate about how to improve European democracy. You will have your chance to decide in the European Parliament elections on May 22nd but before that, European Greens in London wants to offer you a programme with a series of workshops, talks, theatre plays, music gigs, screenings and much more to discuss with you about the importance of political participation in a time of uncertainty, economical turmoil, denied rights and apathy towards politics.
A Europe for all, by all programme of activities.
Come, share your thoughts and think about what we can improve and how. We want to build A Europe for all, by all. And you?