After years of working at SUPERmarkets, (Sainsburys and Somerfield, NEVER AGAIN) handing out plastik bag after plastik bag to ungrateful shoppers, it feels good to be making a small difference in the world of plastik re-using. Our rapidly approaching Glastonbury Festival appearance will be one of bottled beauty and creative calm (or mayhem, the atmosphere tends to change quite rapidly as the day wears on and the drinks flow more freely…only chai, of course).
During the last few weeks our collection of plastik bottles has grown, our materials have flourished and our hands are more nimble, but we still need help in order to create the masterPEACE that the Bhopalis deserve. It’s easy to forget that Glastonbury Festival is a world festival, one that prides itself on championing small charities and helping those who are in need, all over the world.
Making a big thing of our little area in the Leftfield is really important: giving a voice to those generations of people suffering in Bhopal, and educating festival-goers who know nothing of the terrible history of Bhopal and the 1984 Union Carbide disaster. We hope that by offering fun, creative activities for families and for those who want a little break from the bustle and the booming music of the festival, people will want to come and chill out with us and find out a little more about the free clinics in Bhopal that the charity funds, and have a cup of chai with us.
Creating something out of nothing also reflects the attitude of the survivors of Bhopal, they continue to fight and to struggle, and never forget how to see the bright side of things, despite their hardships and suffering. In fact, they know how to party more than most!