Gao Brothers Hug Performance

Aboretum Park, Nottingham / UK, April 2006


On Sunday the 30th April 2006 people in Nottingham took part in what is thought to be the first ever mass hugging event staged in Britain and part of the Gao Brothers’ global World Hug Day series of performances. More than 100 visitors gathered in the Arboretum where they were invited to hug a stranger for 15 minutes before joining in a group hug. The event was accompanied by choral music composed by J S Bach.


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