We Are Europe: When art meets Britain’s future

Not only politicians have an influential say in Britain’s policies.  We Are Europe, a collective of artists, campaigners, creatives and most of all friends gathered to protest against the UK leaving Europe and find original ideas to campaign positively about the UK remaining in Europe.

35 Reasons to be in the EU on June 23rd from weareeurope.org.uk

35 Reasons to be in the EU on June 23rd from weareeurope.org.uk

What was a small gathering in April became a serious community of fifty volunteers, backed by leading campaigners, politicians and celebrities. The main beliefs of the group are ecological, cultural and social.

“EU funding has helped protect our parks and keep our museums open. It has helped establish new enterprises, create art, accelerate science and support our farmers. And year after year, it has invested in some of the poorest areas of the UK”

Creativity is at the heart of collective. According to We Are Europe, Vote IN will re-enforce the global cultural exchange within the european countries including music, science and art.

Different strategies have been used in order to campaign their cause such as releasing on their Facebook page thirty-five reasons per day why the UK must remain or the #PostIt campaign to raise awareness about the postal voting deadline.

#POSTIT by weareeurope.org.uk

#POSTIT by weareeurope.org.uk

#InFor tolerance, unity, collaboration by weareeurope.org.uk

#InFor tolerance, unity, collaboration by weareeurope.org.uk

However, one of their most daring project yet was the creation of a mural in Bristol. Paintsmiths of Bristol collaborated with the collective in order to create a mural where you can see Trump and Boris kissing. Inspired by Dmitri Vrubel Berlin Wall creation of Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker kissing, the purpose of the mural was to call young voters to register otherwise they will be facing the ‘Kiss of Death’.

Kiss of Death Mural from weareurope.co.uk

Kiss of Death Mural from weareurope.co.uk

Harriet Kingaby, one of the founders, said: “People need to look at this image and think – is this the future I want? Research shows that most people in their 20s and 30s would vote to remain in the EU, but 7.5 million people still haven’t registered to vote.

Overall, a convincing way to vote in on the 23rd of June EU referendum.

Words: Julia Milet


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