Palestine Day poster
Loss of Innocence exhibition of children's art from Gaza
explanation on the side of the exhibition tent
inside the art exhibition 1
inside the art exhibition 2
Palestinian goods for sale
anti-nuclear stall 1
anti-nuclear stall 2
Poster for Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance event
A moving display of 50 hand drawn pictures by Gaza children, along with explanatory texts for adults and children, made up an exhibition called 'Loss of Innocence' in another tent. The pictures were collected by Rod Cox of 'Chester and Palestine Exchanges' (CAPE) and were drawn by children as part of a trauma reduction programme just after the bombing and invasion in 2009. The exhibition has been touring for about two years and is available for groups to book. http://www.cape.uk.net/
A gazebo between the two main tents housed a stall selling fairly traded Palestinian produce and, as it was Hiroshima Day, there was also an anti-nuclear stall with information about campaigns against nuclear weapons, new (and old) nuclear power and nuclear waste dumps. The stall was also advertising the yearly Hiroshima remembrance event organised by local Quakers which was taking place in the evening.
There appears to be something of a resurgence of street campaigning in Chester. As I walked away from this event towards the Cross, I came across a lively anti-cuts stall too.