English Festival of Love Installation – design by Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan

When I was in London recently I took a walk down the river past the Southbank Centre and discovered this Temple of Agape.

English Festival of Love Installation – design by Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan

It is a temporary installation designed by Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan as part of The Festival of Love.

English Festival of Love Installation – design by Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan

The ancient Greeks had around 30 words for love and The Festival of Love explores 7 of them  – Pragma (love which endures) Philia (shared experience) Philautia (self respect) Eros (romantic love) Ludus (flirting) Storge (family love).

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And then the final culmination is a big wedding weekend to mark the change in law this year for same-sex couples.

English Festival of Love Installation – design by Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan

Agape- The Love of Humanity – is the one explored in this installation – based on a Martin Luther quote “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

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Lots of colour and pattern to be inspired by and lots of words and thoughts to ruminate over.

English Festival of Love Installation – design by Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan

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