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Brexit night @ Holyrood: Keeping A Light On for EU

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Brexit day in Scotland: January 31st 2020

Having voted 62% against leaving during the Brexit referendum Scotland will be made to leave the European Unionas part of the UK.

Events, community gatherings and commemorations are taking place across Scotland on Brexit day: Both Glasgow and Edinburgh organisers are putting together events - and this one will take place at the Holyrood parliament in Edinburgh!

By supporting this crowdfunder you will enable the people of Scotland to send a small but beautiful sign of solidarity, friendship and community across the world and reflect together while gathering around the Scottish Parliament on the night of the 31st.

Leaving a light on for EU

Alyn Smith held what he thought was his final speech in the European parliament on the 31st of March 2019. In it he asked the other EU nations to "keep a light on, so that Scotland can find her way home". This evocative sentiment has carried us across three missed Brexit deadlines.

Our installation on the water feature outside the Scottish parliament on Brexit night aims to visualise Scotland's passing out of the European Union as part of the UK and it's continued hope and shared bonds going forward. The installation will also allow for participation from YOU and anyone present...

The Roses

Once 23:00 has passed and the UK no longer is an official member of the European Union all attendees will have the opportunity to contribute white and yellow roses to the installation outside our parliament before dispersing.

What's the significance?

White roses have come to symbolise an affront to democracy , whileyellow roses are a symbol of solidarity with EU citizens in the UK  (and UK citizens losing their EU citizenship). 

The SMALL Print

The initial total amount splits into £300 material costs and £150 for postage and travel expenses. Should money be raised on top of this goal it will be used for a further project celebrating democracy in Scotland, which is already underway. We really appreciate your support and hope that all of us can get through this complex and emotionally charged day together.

If you have any questions or would like to donate in a different way, please contact us through gofundme or @ellenjoelle  on Twitter.

Thank you so much for your support!


Ellen Joëlle Höfer

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