UK’s Star of European Unity

Often referred to simply as ‘Our Star’

‘Join Hands for Ukraine’, 31st July 2022

To emphasise European Unity between the peoples of Europe we took the opportunity to create a People Ring at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday afternoon, 31st July 2022 to show the people of the UK (as distinct to the Government) stand beside the people of Ukraine. Together with our partner organisations, we formed a human chain which became a Ring, and, through both standing in silent tribute to those who have died, and applause for those resisting, we showed we stand with all Ukrainians in their hour of need.

The Tribute with the Sunflower Quilt held around the Ring

For this event we partnered with:

ThankEUfortheMusic: for the last few years they have sought to emphasis the unity of Europe and its music by distributing EU flags at the Last Night of the Proms to supplement the numerous Union Jacks usually seen. At this event they distributed Ukraine flags superimposed with EU stars.

Sincere Education and Cultural Development is UK based charity organisation that provides educational and social support for talented children in Ukraine and abroad, including vulnerable children and children with disabilities. They host the Sunflower Quilt in the UK. This has been made from 9000 patches by an Australian artist, Janno McLaughlin, with patches donated by people worldwide and is destined for display in Kyiv. It was shown for the first time in Europe at this event.

Join Hands for Ukraine – video produced by Thank EU for the Music, edited by Our Star,
and featuring the Chant ‘Thy Resurrection’ by the monks of Kyiv Perchesk Lavra

The Ring included many European nationalities, especially the Ukraine diaspora and refugees acknowledging the wide support for Ukraine. Members of the public found the event very emotional and moving.

A brief profile of the Star of European Unity

A single star is recognised as an effective non-national symbol for any European country.   We have created a 2m diameter physical 5-pointed gold star – decorated with symbols to represent the ideals of the EU – to be a ‘talisman’ for those in the UK who want to live in a community of nations and abide by these ideals.  We call this ‘UK’s Star of European Unity’ or simply ‘Our Star’.

The physical star has two sides, each presenting a different perspective of our values and ideals.   Both sides include the Circle of Stars that appears on the Flag of Europe with colour reversed to reflect our changed European status.  Inside the Circle of Stars, on one side called ‘Peace Star’, a flock of doves holding olive branches fly above, representing Peace and Friendship towards all nations. Others are resting below on each leg, representing Peace at home, within the Union.  On the other side called ‘Unity Star’, the ‘People Ring’ symbolizes the citizens, their rights, diversity and equality of all people, holding hands to represent harmony and unity between them.  

Unveiling at the European Parliament

On May 18th 2022, Our Star was unveiled in Brussels by Terry Reintke. It has remained there since, as a permanent exhibition location is established as a talisman for the EP’s that the United Kingdom will one day reunite with the European Union as a member State.

The background of Our Star as explained before unveiling in Brussels.
Introduction of the Emissary at Europe House in London

On the 30th June 2022 the Emissary, a smaller, version of the Star was introduced at a meeting at Europa House in Smith’s Square London. This Star will become familiar to all in the UK as it appears at events throughout the UK over the next few months.

Terry Reintke’s message to the UK public at Europa House

Among the next events at which Our Star will appear in the coming weeks are:

The Rally at the end of the National Rejoin March on the 10th September
followed by a procession to the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ around the
Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington.

Further information will be available nearer the time.

Now you can choose from the list of pages below or use the Menu above to read one of the following:

Crowdfunding ‘Our Star‘ provides background information and the link to the ongoing Crowdfunding campaign on gofundme.

UK’s Future within Europe describing the current events of our mission to explore the UK’s Future within Europe, through a series of discussions and events exploring the results from the EU’s recent Conference on the Future of Europe which forms the basis for developments within the European Union.

EUtube: reminisce the days of the Anti Brexit campaign 2016-2020 by watching these videos of the floats and marches in London, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

Support the UK’s Star of European Unity, including links to the latest news, crowdfunding page and contact email addresses.

Further description of the ideals and meanings behind Our Star and background information can be found on the About Our Star page.