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A giant reproduction of the iconic CND logo will visit Smallville on Friday. The installation will sit in front of [local iconic setting] as part of a UK-wide tour to mark the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND is Britain’s best known peace movement. Campaigning against nuclear weapons over six decades, its logo has become a universal peace symbol.
Smallville CND activist said “That CND’s logo became an internationally recognised symbol of peace is a reflection of the strength of the peace movement in Britain and the arguments it has made for peace and against nuclear weapons over the last six decades.
“You can travel to any part of the globe, show people the symbol and it is instantly recognised and its meaning understood. Here in Britain, people see the logo and it reminds them of stories passed down in families like ‘My grandmother was on the first London to Aldermaston march against nuclear weapons’. For others they are reminded of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in the 1980s, and for younger activists it is associated with new political leaders who have come to prominence as campaigners against nuclear weapons, like Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, Caroline Lucas, and Leanne Wood.
“Situating the symbol in front of Brighton Pier invites members of the public to share their own stories. 60 years on from the birth of CND, at a time when nuclear war seems more likely than ever, the symbol is an opportunity for us all to think about the role of civil society organisations, the renewed need for them to hold governments to account, as well as thinking about how we can build a world free of nuclear weapons.
“We invite everyone to come down to take photos and share their stories.”
- The installation will appear next to [local iconic setting] on Friday 20th April between 10am and 12 noon. It measures 9.258 metres long and 2.4 metres high.
- Members of the public will share their photos and stories from the installation using the #CNDat60 hash tag
- [local contact] is the press contact throughout the day and is available on 07000000000