Downhill peace camp 2012 Northern Ireland glowing love poetry tents

Northern Ireland Peace Camp 2012 on Downhill beach and Mussenden Temple

by admin on July 16, 2012

in Celebrations, Events, North Coast, Photography

On the nights of the 19th-22nd of July on the Downhill Beach in front of the hostel and in the Mussenden Temple something very special is happening!

peace camp 2012 mussenden downhill northern ireland on 18 july

Peace Camp at Downhill Beach beneath Mussenden Temple Northern Ireland on 18 July 2012. The installation opens to the public on the 19th of July 2012

As stated by the London 2012 Festival official site : “Inspired by the Olympic Truce, whose roots date back to Ancient Greece, renowned director Deborah Warner and actor Fiona Shaw have created an extraordinary art installation encircling the UK.

Eight murmuring, glowing encampments will appear simultaneously at some of our most beautiful and remote coastal locations, from Country Antrim to the tip of Cornwall, from the Isle of Lewis to the Sussex cliffs. Designed to be visited between dusk and dawn, Peace Camp is a poignant exploration of love poetry and a celebration of the extraordinary variety and beauty of our coastline.”

Downhill is one of these 8 stunningly beautiful coastal locations chosen and the artists’ events team are setting up hundrends of these delicate looking tents on the beach in front of us in preparation for Thursday night.

Glowing tents of peace camp 2012 by Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw for London 2012 festival

Magical creative experience created by Deborah Warner in collaboration with Fiona Shaw with Soundscape by Mel Mercier and sound design by John Del’ Nero.

How do I experience this?

The way it works is that you book a time to visit the installation between dawn and dusk on Thursday (19th) Friday (20th) Saturday (21st) or Sunday (22nd). The tents are set up on the Downhill Beach. Either before or after your booked hour you can visit a special installation inside the Mussenden Temple on the cliff above the tents. If you have not booked you may queue as only a certain number of people can visit the installation at one time.

This is going to be something incredible you may remember for a lifetime.

Peace camp 2012 tents glowing under Mussenden Temple in Downhill Northern Ireland

Peace camp 2012 tents glowing under Mussenden Temple in Downhill Northern Ireland


Peacecamp 2012 Downhill Northern Ireland tents on Downhill Beach

Set-up is underway on the Downhill Beach for the PeaceCamp 2012 Art Installation under the Mussenden Temple

Peacecamp 2012 Downhill Northern Ireland tents on Downhill Beach

Delicate white tents for Peace Camp 2012 on Downhill beach under Mussenden Temple

orange and white tents glow under Mussenden Temple on Downhill Beach, Northern Ireland

orange and white tents glow under Mussenden Temple on Downhill Beach, Northern Ireland

Peace Camp 2012 tents cling to the shore on the Downhill Beach under silloutted Mussenden Temple in Northern Ireland

Peace Camp 2012: illuminated tents cling to the shore on the Downhill Beach under silloutted Mussenden Temple in Northern Ireland

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