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The Town Is The Venue
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Clemens Wilhelm

The Weeping Willow Tree

2018 – 2019

Peace is every step
Thích Nhất Hạnh
The planting of a Weeping Willow to mark a historic day

Clemens Wilhelm is a Berlin based artist who spent a lot of time working in both Britain and other countries around Europe. He joined us in the winter of 2018/19 in the run up to Brexit when Britain intends to leave the European Union.

Brexit has created a lot of division between people, families and friends. Young and old, incomer and native, England and Scotland. How can we bring Eurofiles and Eurosceptics on a table and move on?

First on 29th March, now on 31st October, we plan to plant a tree to mark the day we are leaving the European Union. Many of us are sad and fear losing friends, travel opportunities and income. Others look forward to the change and hope for prosperity and unity in a different way. With the tree - a sign for both hope and sorrow -we want to mark the day, to move on and bring folks together once again. In collaboration with the community of Huntly, local authority, tree and other specialists we have identified the right location for this tree along the river Deveron. A round bench has been produced in collaboration with local joiner David Whitehead. It is now waiting for the tree to be planted in its midst on the historic day.

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