Association of Scottish Artists for Peace
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From Siege of Sarajevo portfolio
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.
Glasgow is hosting COP26 climate change, both an honour and a challenge for our city.
To mark it, Dove Tales is dedicating its next event to the subject of climate change and war.
The environmental damage not just of conflict but of the manufacture of weapons is often overlooked in the environmental debate, but it causes major damage to wildlife and ecosystems and the accelerated burning of fossil fuels by military forces also contributes to climate change.
Join us at 7pm on 2nd November for an evening of poetry and music challenging the military-industrial complex that dominates the lives of ordinary people.
If you would like to contribute to our blog, our freedom of expression page or our anthology, please contact Jean Rafferty:
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