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There’s a massive group hug happening in the name of art

By Rosemary Waugh

On March 26, Londoners are invited to participate in ‘Hug Huddle’ at Potters Fields, near Tower Bridge. The free public event is the brainchild of happy-go-lucky artist Stuart Semple, who intends it as an opportunity for everyone to get together and feel each other up. In a nice way. If you’re in need of a little free bodily contact, all you need to do is turn up for 5.30pm and choose a stranger to give your best bear hug to.

The London event runs in tandem with ‘Hug Huddle’ in Denver, where Semple is working on a total of six large-scale public artworks as part of Happy City: Art for the People. The ‘Hug Huddles’ will be live-streamed to Denver and London, plus broadcast online. And if you’re really feeling the love towards your fellow Londoners that afternoon, why not give yourself an extra spray of nice-smelling deodorant?

To find out more about Stuart Semple’s work, click here.

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