Many of you will know British artist Jamie Reid from his best known works which include the Sex Pistols album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols and the singles “Anarchy in the UK“, “God Save The Queen“, “Pretty Vacant” and “Holidays in the Sun“. Fewer of you will know that Jamie was brought up as a Druid, and he is the great nephew of the old Chief Druid, and founder of the Ancient Druid Order, George Watson MacGregor Reid. We are delighted that he is an honorary Bard of OBOD. Jamie and his gallerist John Marchant are involved in the Hull City of Culture Festival which starts tomorrow and carries on over the weekend. Jamie says,
We’re installing a new wall collage at Hull’s new Humber Street Gallery for the Neu! Reekie!’s Where Are We Now section of the Hull City of Culture hootenanny (June 2nd-4th) and having a wild flower seed fling on the banks of the Humber near the gallery. We’ve invited the Open Doors refugee programme in Hull to join us, so there’s a lovely symbolic gesture to underpin the practical beautifying of what’s currently an unloved spot. Those who join us can then take away seeds to sew wherever they chose. Chief Druid Philip Carr-Gomm provided us with this lovely prayer for the purpose.
Unfortunately, Jamie is unwell and will not be able to attend but John will be there and below is Jamie’s poster of the prayer that will be used for the Seed fling, with words by Maria Ede-Weaving.