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A Day in History: Marking the historic day of leaving the European Union

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Deveron Projects

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A chance to mark this historic day by planting a weeping willow on the banks of the river Deveron.

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Britain is now likely to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019. Together we want to mark this historic day, by planting a weeping willow on the banks of the river Deveron. The weeping willow tree, proposed by artist Clemens Wilhelm, is known to be a symbol of sorrow and loss for some, healing and rebirth for others.

Looking towards the future, we want to bring everybody together: young and mature, local and unfamiliar, poor or wealthy. No matter which side we take in the political Brexit scuffle, we want to gather under the branches of this new member of our community. A circular larch bench, skilfully made by local wood craftsperson David Whitehead, has been sited at the shore of the Deveron since the originally proposed Brexit date on 29th of March 2019. We hope the tree will become a new meeting place for all. To do this we are looking for planters from different persuasions.

As well as the date now set for Brexit, 31 October is also Samhain, the ancient festival that marks the beginning of a new year in the traditional Celtic calendar. After planting the tree at sunset, we continue with music to see us into a new era in our relationship with Europe and the rest of our communities.

The next morning we will hold a Last Brexfast discussing What is Democracy?

Thu 31 Oct from 5pm, Huntly Town Square - Marking the Day

Parade from Huntly Town Square to the river Deveron, tree planting, music and bonfire. Bring a cup for the juices from the cauldron.

Take a look at our website to read about A Day in History and the work that we do

https://www.deveron-projects.com/home/

Photo credit: Derek Coull

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