Arboretum Park
Nottingham, England

A performance by the Gao Brothers from Beijing at Arboretum Park, Nottingham / UK

SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2006 FROM 11:30 AM

A video of the Nottingham Hug will be online 3 hours later at

As part of their global World Hug Day performances, internationally renowned Chinese artist brothers Gao Zhen and Gao Qiang invite you to participate in the most ambitious event of the series to date; a group embrace of epic proportions orchestrated at the Networking Artists Network [NAN] conference and representing the first ever mass hugging to be staged in the British Isles.

Volunteers wishing to take part in the performance are invited to come to Arboretum Park where they will be directed with hundreds of others by the Gao Brothers to embark on a hearty fifteen minutes hug with a stranger, followed by one gigantic hugging cluster formed by the entire group, all accompanied by the music of J.S. Bach.

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Added by rutty on April 26, 2006

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