It is repeated in carol lyrics and holiday card sentiments every year, in Nativity plays in every primary school across the country.... but often times is overlooked.
It is at the very heart of Christmas yet, in the excitement and festive spirits during the holidays -- with parties and presents and feasting galore -- it is easy to miss the message. Peace on Earth, and good will to all.
Christmas is the time where we are reminded to put aside those things which cause strife and unhappiness amongst ourselves, and to embrace the purity of love for all creatures. So today, on the 14th Day of ubu Christmas, a choir was formed. One not accompanied by flashy videos and amplified pop music. But composed purely of clear voices, united in harmony and love. As we sang out Silent Night, everyone was moved by the power and beauty of its simple message.
ubu recognises and supports the organisations dedicated to spreading good will and love in their communities.
Jessie’s fund is a UK charity helping children with additional and complex needs to communicate and express themselves through the use of music. They work with children in hospices, special schools and in other settings nationwide, giving them access to music-making and to music therapy. To learn more visit their website http://www.jessiesfund.org.uk/.
WWF is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It is the world's largest independent conservation organisation with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300[ conservation and environmental projects. The group's mission is "to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature." For more information visit their website: http://www.worldwildlife.org/.
Today’s shindig had an almighty feast awaiting us. With quiche, pigs in blankets- both vegetarian and meat, and mince pies there was certainly something for everyone to get their teeth stuck into. Once everyone finished mingling it was requested that “Silent Night” was performed again in the round. As goodbye were said, and talk of tomorrow party started….
You’ll have to come back and check out what’s happening for the final day of festivities!