Association of Scottish Artists for Peace
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Is the way we explore, understand, celebrate the world. Dove Tales, the Association of Artists for Peace, is a charity born of that need to understand and deal with the unstable world we live in, a world where:
Posturing leaders like Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un can play Russian roulette with our lives by brandishing their nuclear weapons at each other
$1690 BILLION goes annually on military spending and only $28 billion on humanitarian aid
22 people enjoying a concert in Manchester died because a young man was swayed by listening to words of hate, not of love.
Now Scottish writers, musicians, painters, performers, dancers, film-makers, artists of all kinds, are joining together to try and bridge the gaps between people and to ask hard questions of those in our society who try to make money from other people's misery.
You don't have to practise the arts to join us, simply to enjoy them.
Dove Tales is a member driven organisation. We aim to be completely transparent in our operation and to involve our members in all our campaigning work and events.
If you would like to contribute to our blog, our freedom of expression page or our anthology, please contact Jean Rafferty:
Photo: Ray Evans,
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DOVE TALES MEMBER REGI CLAIRE WINS MAJOR POETRY COMPETITION
Regi Claire has won the 2019 Mslexia poetry competition for her moving and innovative poem about the death of her sister. Judge Malika booker said (Un) Certainties was 'obsessive, ambitious and pulls no punches, daring the reader to leave the poem unaffected and unscarred.'
Our task as [humans] is to find the few principles that will calm the infinite anguish of free souls. We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more to peoples poisoned by the misery of the century.
Albert Camus, 1940
Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation