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Fly the flag 70

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate universal human rights.

Arts organisations and human rights charities invite you to Fly The Flag for human rights on 24 – 30 June 2019. From the Highlands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall via cities, towns and villages across the UK, in galleries and theatres, shopping centres and offices, schools and libraries, both physically and online, people will come together to celebrate that human rights are for everyone, every day.

B arts has committed to flying the flag between 24 – 29 June 2019. You are free to interpret this in any way that excites you and your community, although we’d encourage you to Fly The Flag in a publicly-visible way. You can fly an actual flag but how about arranging workshops events or exhibitions on the theme of universal human rights as well? Or you can dedicate an existing performance or event and commit to Fly The Flag there.


We would love to invite everyone to make your own flag representing what human rights mean to you. Feel free to be as creative as you like. Be inspired by Ai Wei wei’s design, or find your own way to represent what you want to say.

B arts are holding drop in workshops on Thurs 13 June, 2 – 6pm in the Bread in Common café, materials provided but a donation welcomed. Please book in advance so we know how many people are attending. For anybody over 5yrs.

Later Event: June 14
Pay as you feel lunch