Redditch Borough Council – Birds Flying Free – HMD 2024

Activity information

Activity type: Public activity

Organisation name: Redditch Borough Council

Redditch Library
15 Market Place
B98 8AR
United Kingdom

In Redditch, we have decided to commemorate this important day by expressing our feelings creatively and bringing our ideas together in a piece of artwork to display in the library. For 2024, the image of small birds of different varieties (not birds of prey) demonstrating fragility but escaping and being free from a cage has inspired this year’s theme.

We would like to collect as many different images of small birds as we can to create a piece of artwork in Redditch Library.

How you design your bird is up to you, perhaps you could…

* Write a poem responding to the theme on the outline of a bird.
* Decorate your bird with glorious patterns to express freedom.
* Make small 3D birds that can be part of the display.
* Be inspired by the white dove of peace, recognised in many religions.
* Research national birds from the countries where genocide has occurred.

Be as creative and respectful as you can, but always remember the meaning of your bird –
expressing the Fragility of Freedom – to commemorate the loss of people who have
suffered and died.

We will be pulling together the display at the library a week ahead of the Memorial Event on Saturday 27 January.

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Other organisation(s) involved

Redditch Library

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