There is plenty of exciting things going on across the UK in celebration of the 2012 Olympics, in many cases this extends as far as Scotland. With cultural celebrations in association with the London 2012 festival, such as this one: Peace Camp. This is a coastal art and poetry installation that extends across the UK through some of the most remote and beautiful parts of Britain including Scotland.
The premise behind Peace Camp, is that participants can visit the live sites of the camps in cosy little nooks dotted around the coast, two are located in Scotland: Fort Fiddes, Cullykhan in Aberdeenshire and Cliff Beach, Valtos in the Isle of Lewis.
This looks to be a sublime celebration of the nation’s love of both prose and nature set amongst spectacular surroundings. It will be a celebration of the nation’s poetry and romantics, both well known and budding ones with plenty of submissions from ordinary people. This will be going on from the 19th to the 22nd of July.
In the lead up to the physical event there is a Virtual Peace Camp that takes place online. A place where people can record their own prose and upload it to the site as video, audio and written forms for posterity. Browsing on this site is a pleasure to be a voyeur and enjoy the vicarious revealings from random strangers and their sweet declarations of love for other people.
The site is well made and a pleasure to browse, with panoramic shots of beautiful places across the British coastline. I have itchy feet now to get onto a train somewhere. I hope you find it inspiring as well. I hope to contribute a piece. Let us know if you will contribute anything and what you think of the whole idea of Peace Camp.