Alan Waters, Norwich City Council, #standwithUkraine!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are witnessing from afar the horrors of the current situation in Ukraine and are both devastated and furious about the continued onslaught your beautiful country is experiencing.

Please believe that we are thinking of you all, the outstanding work you do, your families, institutions and cultural richness you bring to the world at this time. We are lighting up our City Hall in the colours of the Ukrainian flag, sharing stories of Ukraine’s vibrant national and international cultural life, celebrating the art and literature your country has generated and ensuring our elected representatives understand the strength of our feelings and our desire for action from the global community.

This all seems rather insignificant in the face of this new Russian invasion, but while Norwich might not be able to change the material circumstances you are facing, we will offer all the support we are able to as a sister UNESCO City of Literature at this time and in the years ahead.

Yours sincerely, Councillor Alan Waters,

Councillor Dr Kevin Mag