Firstly may I say a warm welcome to our new members for this year. We have some exciting events and festivals that I hope many of you will take part in over the coming months.
It is said “We all have a book in us. The first step is recognising this. Writing it is a whole new journey.” It can be daunting the first time you submit your creative works, manuscript, art, film or poetry but do not be afraid, ECG is a ‘creative family’ that will support, guide and help you realise your dream as you set out on your journey.
Secondly may I say a heartfelt thankyou to the ‘older’ members of the guild for electing me as Chairman of the Eurasian Creative Guild. It is a great honour and I am grateful for the support you have given me on my own creative journey. I am sure you will continue to support new members and encourage others to join us and as we grow we will increase our knowledge and skills.
We are hopefully emerging from some of the most challenging times that any of us will ever have had to face and we do so with a sense of creative opportunity but we can also see that the world is still fragile and tensions still run high in many parts of the Eurasian region. I believe that more now than ever creative thinkers, artists and socially minded people have a vital role to play. The collective mental health of the population needs artistic stimulation. The cultural health of the region needs it’s voices to be heard and the social health of nations needs a creative celebration. ECG is a perfect vehicle to deliver creative opportunities through its members.
I am looking forward to meeting many of you in person at our festivals and events over the coming months and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for participating in the work of the Guild.
Chairman of the Eurasian Creative Guild (London), 2022