With Remembrance commemorations curtailed or reduced locally and nationally this year due to Covid 19, this is a call to the community and school of Bolney to remember in a creative way. Like the ‘teddies in the windows’ during lock down, we want to produce a visual reminder all over the village, which will be brought together to the memorial (corner of Rycroft/The Street) for Remembrance Sunday 8th November.
Find a pebble or pebbles (do as many as you like!) and paint a poppy on it. Acrylic paints work best. You can get/use acrylic pen sets if that is easier. Place it/them somewhere in the village where people walking past will see it. (Don’t forget to look out for them as you walk)Then on Sat 7th, bring the pebbles to the memorial for a lasting visual display. You might want to paint the name of someone you knew who died in a war, or look up the names of the men of Bolney who fought in World War 1 or 2. (Their names are on the memorial in the village, and on the wall in St Mary’s church)
This isn’t an art competition, and every pebble will be unique. No experience necessary – just a little time and enthusiasm! People of all ages encouraged to take part in this way of remembering as a community.
For practical help google ‘painting on pebbles’ . The BBC has some practical creative tips, among other sites.
If you want to keep your pebble/s after Remembrance Sunday, feel free to do so, or simply leave them at the memorial. Thank you!