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Bed In at the Bluecoat: Remember

When myself and Paddy, who was unable to be there on the day, first started devising the idea for this piece we talked for a very long time about the Afghanistan war and we were shocked ourselves as to how little we actually stopped to think about what is actually happening out there every day. We hear about it on the news, it is written about in the newspapers and families around the country have to deal with the fact that their phone could be next to ring with the news that their family member has been killed in a long running conflict that many people believe is unwinnable. We were determined above all to bring home the true cost of this conflict in human life and make people think, talk and question what we are truly looking to achieve in Afghanistan. Because after all, it is our country, our friends, our brothers, our sisters, our sons and our daughters fighting a war every day.

Bed-In at the Bluecoat: BedNets Not Bombs

We had a great day in Bed at the Bluecoat Liverpool yesterday as part of the Lennon tribute season. Set up the bamboo frame at 9.30 and all ready for the start at 11.  Many thanks to Gina for getting the film together; for me the sight of a harrier jump jet appearing through the cage netting next to a female sandfly was amazing. The juxtaposition of the images of bloodsucking insects and military aircraft combined with the overlaying of the insect sounds, children crying and audio recordings of the war in Iraq was overwhelming.  This weekend is a time of remembrance for the war dead.  Every day the equivalent of 7 jumbo jets full of children die a horrific death from malaria. We need to wage war on poverty and mosquito-borne disease.

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