Liam Neeson recently added his own personal contribution to the 'Hands Around The World' textile mural which will be on display in Westminster Hall this summer as part of the Arts in Parliament programme.
Neeson added his handprints to the mural which is being created in Northern Ireland to celebrate the London 2012 Games. Once completed it will join the 10 other murals which have been created around the world since the millennium in a unique exhibition in Westminster Hall. It will be the first time all 11 murals have been displayed together.
The murals are the brain child of The Creative Peace Mural Society who, since 2000, have travelled the world developing murals with communities in places such as Uganda and China. As an organisation they promote international understanding through the creation of textile murals that represent local culture, history and geography.
When approached to offer his handprint for the mural, Liam said:
“I love the idea of 'Hands Around The World'. What a great concept.”
Once the latest Northern Irish mural is complete it will be formally handed by Stormont to the Houses of Parliament where it will be displayed from 14 June to 4 July as part of the Arts in Parliament programme.
Lord Glentoran, who is patron of the ‘Hands Around the World’ project in Northern Ireland and a Member of the House of Lords said:
“The Creative Peace Mural Society promotes international understanding through the creation of these beautiful murals. The ‘Arts in Parliament’ programme is really proud to accept the new Northern Irish mural from Stormont which has been created to celebrate the Olympics.”