I walked through Piccadilly Circus in the rain on Saturday to meet a friend for dinner at my favourite Moroccan Restaurant in Covent Garden (Souk Medina). People were standing around smiling with cardboard signs that announced “Free hugs”. Turns out I caught the tail end of the annual Reclaim Love street party, but I didn’t have my camera with me. Nelson Pereira did however and added these shots below to the LLO Flickr pool to share with you and there are a few more in his photo set as well. I think some of them really capture the energy and enthusiasm.
The Reclaim Love party happens every year and is a bit of a protest of sorts against the commercialised “love” frenzy that is Valentine’s Day. The organisers encourage people to show up, sing, dance, listen to music, talk about what love means to them and generally have a “love”-ly day out.
Have any of you ever attended?
Here’s a little video I found on YouTube from this year’s event:
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