Photograph taken by Simon Dack

Hummingbirds at Kemptown Carnival


Hummingbirds at Kemptown CarnivaL

Dear Secret Agents,

Did you spot the Hummingbirds at the Kemptown Carnival yesterday?

It came to our attention that the far right groups were coming down to Brighton yesterday to protest about our way of life and the freedom of thought. We are extremely proud that Brighton is the gay capital of the UK and a Sanctuary on Sea for refugees. We get really protective of the freedom we’ve created in this wonderful city. For that reason, yesterday, we quickly gathered all our colourful secret agents and infiltrated the Kemptown Carnival procession.

Our secret agents from the Hummingbird Project joined the Kemptown Carnival and paraded dressed in Hummingbird colours, spreading the message of rainbow love with their colourful wings. Hummingbirds at Kemptown Carnival proudly carried #RefugeesWelcome messages and danced to the cheers of the community who came out in support. Secret agent muralist Sinna One joined the Hummingbirds too, painting a giant Hummingbird art piece, which served as a centre point for our secret agents to meet and share secret messages about whereabouts of the fascist enemy.

Proud to announce that Hummingbirds at Kemptown Carnival secret mission was a success. Viva La Colour Revolution! Yesterday and forever: Vive Le Brighton as we love it! Vive Le Hummingbird!

Photograph taken by Simon Dack

Photograph by Simon Dack

Brighton UK 4th June 2016 - Dancers and performers from the Hummingbird Project which helps refugees take part in the Parade of Flowers which begins the Kemptown Carnival in Brighton today . Thousands of people flock to the carnival which is one of the largest ommunity events in the city with live bands performing on 6 stages throughout the afternoonPhotograph taken by Simon Dack

Photograph by Simon Dack

Brighton UK 4th June 2016 - Dancers and performers from the Hummingbird Project which helps refugees take part in the Parade of Flowers which begins the Kemptown Carnival in Brighton today . Thousands of people flock to the carnival which is one of the largest ommunity events in the city with live bands performing on 6 stages throughout the afternoonPhotograph taken by Simon Dack

Photograph by Simon Dack

Hummingbirds at Kemptown Carnival 6

Hummingbirds with Sinna One

Brighton UK 4th June 2016 - Dancers and performers from the Hummingbird Project which helps refugees take part in the Parade of Flowers which begins the Kemptown Carnival in Brighton today . Thousands of people flock to the carnival which is one of the largest ommunity events in the city with live bands performing on 6 stages throughout the afternoonPhotograph taken by Simon Dack

Photograph by Simon Dack

Photos by Simon Dack

Do you know the story of the Hummingbird? – As the fire broke out in a forest, all animals fled for their lives. All but a little Hummingbird that kept picking up drops of water from the nearby stream and taking them back to the fire. ‘What the hell are you doing…‘ – other animals mocked the Hummingbird. ‘I am doing all that I can’ – the Hummingbird responded and continued going back and forth. This is the Hummingbird Project led by Elaine Ortiz (lady in pink wig above) who have been volunteering in refugee camps in northern France, doing whatever we can. It is exactly one year since the Hummingbird project started.

I have documented the work of the Hummingbirds through my  Be In Their Shoes campaign showing the tireless work of the volunteers and inspiring them to #KeepOnHumming. Very proud to have led their Kemptown Carnival Procession yesterday. People dressed in colours above are the same ones working in refugee camps in the video below. Please share and donate. Thanks for the love. xx

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