Life-size replica of ‘separation’ WALL in Piccadilly – seen it yet?


The WALL at St James’s Piccadilly ‘unveiled’ & ‘in-situ’ until Jan 5th

Dear friends, colleagues and supporters,

If you’re not able to get to see our WALL in St  James’s Piccadilly, the short video above shows the WALL’s completion at our launch last Monday evening. Tom Pursey (who, btw, took part in our Tax and the Civilised Society day in June) is recording the festival throughout… so do watch out for more short clips by him on our Bethlehem Unwrapped Youtube channel.

Tipping Point co-founder Justin Butcher is the Bethlehem Unwrapped festival director and the person behind the WALL concept; Deborah Burton is the event co-producer; and Tipping Point board member, actor Adjoa Andoh is taking part in the closing ceremony on 5th January. We are very proud partners on this imaginative and much-talked about Christmas event and salute Lucy Winkett, Rector, the clergy, wardens, PCC, staff & congregation of St James’s Piccadilly for their courage in welcoming this initiative at their church.

And just today, Giles Fraser wrote his Guardian column on the WALL! Look out for it on Guardian Unlimited and in the Guardian on Saturday.

The festival has been reported, tweeted, blogged, had picks of the week, variously by: The Guardian, The Times, BBC World Service; Al Jazeera; Ali Abunimah, Max Blumenthal, Stephen Fry, Naomi Klein, Max Keiser – with more coming in daily.

If you are in London, do make time to come and see the WALL – it’s 8m high and getting more and more messages left on it. A film programme (20 mins) is projected onto the WALL throughout the day; and inside St James’s is more for you to see as part of our Bethlehem Unwrapped festival.

Tickets are also selling well for our events programme – booking info below:

  • 29th Dec 7.30pm – a great line up of slam poets and spoken word artists including Rafeef Ziadah and Harry Baker
  • 30th Dec – a brilliant comedy night with Jeremy Hardy and Mark Steel headlining
  • 2nd Jan – Leila Sansour joins us for a screening of her film Jeremy Hardy vs the Israeli Army
  • 3rd Jan – a feast prepared by Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
  • 4th Jan – a debate ‘Both sides of the Barrier – Separation or Security’
  • 5th Jan – Nigel Kennedy closes our festival with a concert ‘The Bridge’

For more info:
Twitter: @bethlehemfest

See you at the WALL.

Deborah, Ho-Chih, Justin and Adjoa