Monthly Archives: January 2015
Je Suis Charlie
I showcase a piece of artwork each week in the school newsletter. The week of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, I abandoned the piece I had already arranged to feature and begged for a cartoon so we could add one more silent voice to the millions showing support. Thank you Dominic Berry for coming up with this wonderful tribute.
There have been worse terrorist atrocities I know, but the ‘Je suis Charlie’ responses across the world are what has been inspirational. Its the ‘I’m Spartacus’ moment that you never thought to see in real life, the students all standing on their chairs for Mr Keating in The Dead Poets Society and all the villagers of Mousehole setting lights in their windows to guide Old Tom Bowcock in from the sea.