yes love from Berlin!!!!

> On 19 Jun 2017, at 11:08, Renee Turner <geu...@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> 
> Thinking of you all in the Finsbury Park community, and London as it goes 
> through these trying times.
> 
> with warmth,
> 
> Renee
> 
>> On Jun 19, 2017, at 10:51 AM, Steven Ball <ste...@steven-ball.net 
>> <mailto:ste...@steven-ball.net>> wrote:
>> 
>> Working at Furtherfield last I spent quite a bit of time in Finsbury Park. 
>> My impression was of a lively, ethnically and religiously diverse place 
>> where people and communities rubbed up against each other pretty well. Kind 
>> of rough around the edges, but that comes with the territory, very much like 
>> my own 'hood in Deptford, South London.
>> 
>> It's not clear whether the perpetrators were from the area, I suspect not, 
>> but we'll probably find out sooner or later.
>> 
>> The police are treating it as a terrorist incident, and it's clearly a 
>> direct attack on a group of Muslims. It's shocking but unfortunately not 
>> altogether surprising that something like this might happen, given the 
>> constant drip of Islamophobia in the media, in The Sun, the Daily Mail, the 
>> Daily Express, by individuals such as Nigel Farage and Katie Hopkins, 
>> political parties such as UKIP and EDL, a pernicious racism pervades. There 
>> is also currently a dysfunctional systemic failure at state level to be able 
>> to cope with even the most basis of governmental functions. It's difficult 
>> to shake the impression that this country, and London in particular, is in 
>> some form of terminal meltdown right now.
>> 
>> But communities persist, ties strengthen, and solidarity is forged in such 
>> emergencies. Furtherfield isn't parachuted in like so many so-called 
>> socially engaged art projects often are, it is an established and integral 
>> part of its local community, so I can understand the shock waves that this 
>> attack must be causing. More strength to you!
>> 
>> Steven x
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 09:21, ruth catlow <ruth.cat...@furtherfield.org 
>> <mailto:ruth.cat...@furtherfield.org>> wrote:
>>> Thanks for asking Alan. 
>>> 
>>> This attack happened last night at Finsbury Park Mosque which is about 100 
>>> yards from Furtherfield Commons. 
>>> 
>>> Some people drove a van into a group of late night worshippers as they left 
>>> the mosque. One of the attackers was apprehended and held by the group 
>>> until the police arrived. 
>>> 
>>> Last year Park Theatre (local partners of ours) commissioned a playwrite to 
>>> worked directly with the mosque to produce the Hurling Rubble 
>>> <https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/hurling-rubble-at-the-moon-hurling-rubble-at-the-sun>
>>>  plays about how extremist violence grows. We hosted ourSuperdiversity 
>>> exhibition 
>>> <http://furtherfield.org/programmes/superdiversity-picturing-finsbury-park> 
>>> this spring in which Katherine Stansfeld an artist and cultural geographer 
>>> brought together more than 50 different perspectives of lives lived in the 
>>> area. This area is bold in its expression of difference - its value and its 
>>> difficulties - we love it. 
>>> 
>>> We have yet to hear from our local friends. I'm heading up there now - full 
>>> of sorrow. 
>>> 
>>> ~ 
>>> Ruth 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 19/06/17 03:44, Alan Sondheim wrote: 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Please please share any information anyone might have about this, 
>>>> apparently on Seven Sisters Road. This is terrible... 
>>>> 
>>>> Thank you, 
>>>> 
>>>> Alan 
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