National Security & Resilience Conference

Challenge Dinner

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1st November 2017
London, UK

Hosted by Simon Weston CBE, the National Security & Resilience Challenge Dinner is a prestigious ticket only event.

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Each year the Challenge Dinner supports the work of a charitable organisation operating within that environment. Organised by the NS&RC, the evening allows representatives from the NS&R community to pay tribute to the superb work of the many individuals and groups who work to protect and support the people of the United Kingdom.

 

Safer Cities Challenge Painting

Art as a means of human expression is capable of projecting feelings, emotions, actions and events in such a way as to engage the observer in the experience.

 

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The Safer Cities Challenge Painting by Beverli Rhodes ( a survivor of the London Bombings 2007 ) will be on display.

The painting is due to travel to the offices of World Leaders on a symbolic journey of recognition and unity.

“Art as a means of human expression is capable of projecting feelings, emotions, actions and events in such a way as to engage the observer in the experience.

From the artists perspective a work of art offers the potential for creative fulfilment or as in the case of the work by Beverli Rhodes a means of dealing with her own personal experience of the 7/7 London Bombings.

From a historical and personal context the work is thought provoking and symbolic of the suffering and trauma experienced by many innocent victims of terrorism around the world.

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“When looking at the close up sections of the painting you will notice that there are many dates at the bottom of each side corner. This is because the painting commenced in 2007 and continued through to the present day.”

“The colours are meant to help you, the viewer, feel the heartfelt relaxation that the painting gave me while I was painting and during some of the worst times of my life-painting and writing the words stopped the nightmares and terror of reliving 7/7.”

“Much of the work was carried out in the early hours of the morning and even through the night”.

The source of the trauma is identified in the middle of the painting with universal energies flowing around and through the circular and textural expansion.

Universal energies will mean something different to the viewer-everyone will see, perceive and connect with a different piece of the painting”.

 

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