WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY – 19 AUGUST 2015 – EXPO MILANO 2015
On World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2015, the Family Meal brought together visitors and WFP and EU representatives in an engaging way – by going social. Visitors shared messages of solidarity with #ShareHumanity, the theme for this year’s World Humanitarian Day, through tweet-inspired photos in front of the EU Pavilion at EXPO Milano.
Among the participants were Cees Wittebrood of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, WFP Assistant Executive Director Barbara Noseworthy and UN Assistant Secretary-General Toby Lanzer
PHOTO EXHIBITION – 7 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST – EDINBURGH / SCOTLAND
On Tuesday 10 August, yet another Family Meal exhibition was officially inaugurated at the Just Festival in Edinburgh. The event brought together officials from the European Commission, WFP Officials, Family Meal photographer Chris Terry and Scottish comedian Susan Morrison. Also present during the launch were representatives from local charities and NGOs as well as officials from the Scottish government. After the speeches the musical group After Freedom from Soheto closed the opening with a magical performance. The exhibition is free of charge and hosted in the Central Hall (2 W Tollcross, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 9BP) on the 2nd and 3rd floor, running until 31 August. After starting in Edinburgh during the festival season, the Family Meal exhibition has continued its tour though Scotland and is now on display in Aberdeen. First it was featured in the Aberdeen Central Libraries between 14 and 28 September 2015, after which it was moved to Aberdeen’s main Shopping Centre, Bon Accord, where it will be on display between 5 and 11 October 2015. The Rt Hon Alex Salmond MP MSP, the former First Minister of Scotland, visited the exhibition launch on 6 October 2015 at the Bon Accord Shopping Centre. The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Cllr George Adam was also present and members of the public were delighted to interact with one another and many positive reactions were voiced on the impactful photos. Next Scottish destination will be the Robert Gordon University in Glasgow, dates to be confirmed.