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Choose Love Mural E1

Funded on Spacehive 8 June 2018

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Choose Love Mural E1

Help Refugees By Help Refugees

We will create a giant Choose Love mural on Hanbury street. A powerful and positive message for Refugee Week located in the heart of Tower Hamlets.

Tower Hamlets Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 08 Jun 2018!

Iranian artist and refugee, Majid Adin, will paint a giant, colourful Choose Love mural on Hanbury street to create a powerful, unifying message for Refugee Week in the heart of Tower Hamlets. Help Refugees is a grassroots humanitarian movement. We fund over 80 projects across Europe and the Middle East. Our message to the world is Choose Love. This will be the central theme of the piece. Majid is one of Help Refugees' ambassadors. An incredibly talented artist, he won a competition to create the official music video for Elton John's Rocketman. We believe in celebrating our shared humanity in creative, positive ways to foster acceptance, integration and community. With this project we will do just this, working with children from local schools as well as local refugees and asylum seekers.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create an eye-catching mural celebrating Refugee Week
  • All backers are invited to an evening of celebration at the Choose Love summer party 21st June at Second Home

Why it's a great idea:

This mural is a powerful and positive message that is unpolitical but bold. We all have a choice. To be motivated by fear and animosity, to build walls and turn our backs on the world. Or to nurture the hopeful; to recognise our common future. To choose love. The world can feel broken, but everywhere these cracks are letting in light. Help Refugees #ChooseLove campaign has captured global attention online. Help Refugees and Second Home will also be reaching out to the local Tower Hamlets community to come help Majid by helping create the mural. This includes refugees, school children and local migrants. We need your support to bring this mural to life. Pledge what you can and help spread the Choose Love message to the many residents, workers and tourists passing Hanbury St every day!

Steps to get it done:

  • Painting will Begin 11th June
  • Mural Complete 18th June
  • Choose Love Summer Party and Mural Launch 21st June

Our previous Choose Love campaigns include the Choose Love shop, where shoppers bought real products for refugees - nappies, fresh fruit and veg, blankets and more - which we then purchased in the ten countries where we work. We raised over £1 million in a month. Next we launched a restaurant with Syrian chef Imad Alarnab where £15 from every ticket goes towards the running costs of the only paediatric hospital in the Aleppo region. These campaigns have had a media reach of hundreds of millions. We already have interest from viral video channels about this project. We met Majid when he was living in the camp in Calais. This project forms part of Second Home's Refugee Week activity. We moved into Second Home a year ago and they have shared our campaigns, hosted fundraisers and provided volunteers. They currently run Libreria Language Labs in collaboration with ELATT, drop-in sessions to help the migrant community of Tower Hamlets improve their English reading and writing skills.


Location Tower Hamlets

About the space

Hanbury Street is located off the historic Brick Lane where successive waves of immigrants settled in the area. Hanbury Street is famous for the street art bringing lots of tourists down each year.


London Borough of Tower Hamlets

How will the money be spent?Total £4,975

Majid's Fee - £1,500 (30%)
Paints & Materials - £950 (19%)
Artist Assistant (Experienced street artist who is helping to make the design a reality) - £900 (18%)
Project Manager Fee - £500 (10%)
Contingency - £300 (6%)
Pavement Permissions (Estimate) - £250 (5%)
One man Scaffolding - £200 (4%)
Majid PL Insurance - £75 (2%)
Other - £300 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Majid's Fee
Paints & Materials
Artist Assistant (Experienced street artist who is helping to make the design a reality)
Project Manager Fee
Pavement Permissions (Estimate)
One man Scaffolding
Majid PL Insurance
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £4,975

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