More than three hundred people came to the Plaça de l’Església this afternoon to posthumously recognize Pere Miró, a social and cultural activist who has recently left us. It was an event full of emotion that highlighted the dedication and kindness he offered to the seventeen entities and institutions where he collaborated. Olga Folqué and Rosa Farreras presented an evening with parliaments, music, an offering and the inauguration of a commemorative plaque.
Just below his house -Cal Palet-, Martorell has gathered to recognize Pere. He has not been there for a few months – he died last April – but today he has been very much alive in the heart and memory of family, friends and comrades-in-arms. And so, under the umbrella of all the entities in which he collaborated, he has been remembered in the place he knew as “the square of my house”, and coinciding with the day when he would be years old, since he was born on November 27, 1948.
This was recalled by Andreu Domènech, on behalf of all the organizing entities: Caritas; El Foment Theater; City Council Social Services; the Cau; El Naufragi Theater Company; Parish Council; Puxan Forever; Ghana Assotiation; Catalan National Assembly of Martorell; Pastorets; Red Cross; Islamic Community; Font de la Mina Theater Company; Evangelical Church; Caramelles Martorell; La Xarxa Martorell and La Xarxa for children’s and young people’s shows.
Two writings have collected the feelings and impressions of social and cultural entities towards the honoree. Assumpta Clopas read the ones referring to social entities. Among his many qualities, he emphasized that “he was positive, aware of the difficulties of vulnerable people, always willing, kind, involved, committed to his people and his people, altruistic. I never had a no for anyone. He made people, generous, example and stimulus to move forward. Wherever he went, there was hope.
Rosa Farreras did the same in reference to cultural entities, stressing that “he was a man committed to traditions, concerned about their intergenerational transmission. A funny person, laughing, full of energy ”, and with a lot of theatrical vocation. Farreras has advanced that, from now on, the entrance to the El Foment Theater will be renamed ‘Sala Pere Miró’.
Pere’s family has been very actively involved in the event. His three children -Francesc, Mercè and Pere- are professional musicians Good luck (Lluís Llach); Roots (Squirrels); No sleep (Puccini; Bon dia (Els Pets) i We will meet again, created by themselves, and which they have performed with the accompaniment of the four grandchildren. La Mercè addressed a few words and said that “wherever he is, Pere will be very happy to see us all together” and thanked the initiative of the organization.
Mercè Miró, filla del Pere Miró
Maria, one of Pere’s sisters, also spoke: “We had only been together for 18 months and as children we were very close. We played a lot in this square ”. He recalled with emotion the fact of being able to keep in touch with him even when he was already suffering from the disease and despite the difficulties of the pandemic “, and stressed that” Peter has left us very good memories, we thank God for years that we have shared ”.
Maria Miró, germana del Pere Miró
On behalf of Martorell City Council, Mayor Xavier Fonollosa emphasized that “a person is measured in terms of those people who love him. Today, Pere sees that there are a lot of people who love him, because he was loved ”. And he exclaimed: “he did so much good, he helped so many people, he went to so many entities!”.
Xavier Fonollosa, alcalde de Martorell
The organization has given Peter’s widow, Araceli Mayor, a photo album and the seventeen entities have placed a rose next to the stage, where the words ‘Thank you, Peter’, shone on a giant poster made by the artist Francesc Querol.
In the end, all attendees went to the El Foment theater, where the family unveiled the commemorative plaque that baptizes the entrance to the cultural facility as ‘Sala Pere Miró’.
Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.
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