Bonjour! Cześć! Ola! Lincoln promotes peace through World Hello Day

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People across Lincoln took part annual World Hello Day events to promote peace through dialogue.

The mission on Monday, November 21 was to say ‘hello’ to ten new people, with the aim of the day to spread the message that many of the world’s problems can be overcome with communication.

Photo: Stuart Wilde

Mayor of Lincoln Councillor Yvonne Bodger with Councillor Rosie Kirk. Photo: Gavin Thomas

The movement was started in 1973 in response to a conflict between Egypt and Israel, and quickly spread across the globe.

In Lincoln, celebrations started at the weekend when the world’s largest musical instruments the Gamelan were on show at Waterside Shopping Centre – an ensemble of percussion native to Indonesia.

Photo: Gavin Thomas

Photo: Gavin Thomas

Photo: Gavin Thomas

Photo: Gavin Thomas

There were also workshops for all including making shadow puppets, clay tiles and World Hello day banners.

On Monday, Lincoln’s first ever community Web Walk set off from 11 different locations in the city, with each group arriving in Cornhill Square in the afternoon.

Events also took place involving partners including YMCA, Lincoln College, Lincolnshire Police and several primary schools.

Photo: Gavin Thomas

Photo: Gavin Thomas

Representatives from the City of Lincoln Council visited Busy Bees Daycare on South Park Avenue to see the good work they do to provide care for adults with severe learning difficulties.

They also joined senior citizens at Age UK for lunch and a chat. The day culminated with a community workshop at Café Portico held by Compassionate Lincoln