During 2012 a long lost and very special piece of Beatles History, the psychedelic Sgt Peppers Gypsy Caravan, previously owned by John Lennon, was rediscovered. The caravan is undergoing an extensive and highly specialised restoration to bring it back to the glory of its 1967 debut. The Delight Makers Foundation are having the restoration completed within, and as part of, the making of the documentary, Making A Dove TALE Joint, which will share the caravan’s untold story and the story of the Peacing Together Vision.
In addition to preserving a unique piece of Beatles History and cultural “memorabilia”, the documentary of the untold story aims to broaden our insight and understanding of John Lennon, beyond his well known contribution to music and world peace.
Our dream is that the caravan and Peacing Together tour will act as a catalyst and provide an opportunity to reach out and connect with a global audience to raise funds and awareness for peace projects.
Our goal is to transform the broken Sgt Pepper’s Gypsy Caravan into a vehicle that will delight Beatles fans and millions of people around the world, whilst at the same time continue the legacy of delivering a message of love and peace to the world.
When completed the restored caravan can then be put on a national and global tour which not only delights Beatles fans but also:
As the caravan tours we will be inviting people to find ways to create peace together; sharing tools and wisdom to enable peace.
The restoration of this long lost caravan provides us with a metaphor for the healing of every person, relationship, family, community and nation. It is an opportunity to look back into history, uncover untold stories and celebrate the amazing birth of the revolution of consciousness that stood for peace and love. It provides an opportunity to catalyse what still needs to be done to create a world Governed by Love.
As the caravan belonged to John, and his focus was one of peace, we will be investing in causes that serve peace in all senses, hence Peacing Together.
Our underlying premise is that world peace and happiness is possible if only we empower people with the knowledge and skills to achieve it; in other words together let’s enable Inner Peace for Outer Peace. How can we have world peace if the individuals, each one of us, has no inner peace or ability to achieve it? A world of people suffering from sadness, anger, depression, anxiety, fear will not build a world of peace, love and happiness.
Which leads us to the question of World Peace … for us it means including the whole world, beginning by creating peace within and then radiating out our peace to others. Our aim is to seed and support projects in the areas of: inner peace/mental health, non-violent communication, peace between people, care for the environment, animals and the natural world.
And of course, as we are Delight Makers, and this project is born from the inspiration of John Lennon, we will be making Words, Music and Laughter a huge element in every project.