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Write for Rights 2017

4 Dec

W4R17-mosaic-1000pxInstead of its usual monthly meeting in December, the Taunton Amnesty Group is holding a Write for Rights stall at St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Square (off Hammet Street), Taunton TA1 1SA, on Saturday 9th December from 10am–2pm. Please come along and sign a greetings card to a prisoner of conscience.

Light refreshments available in Magdalene’s Coffee Shop.

We hope to see you there!

I Welcome exhibition and performance of Twist at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre

29 Aug

68061D78537-9FA4-F0C4-85DFFBFDE77E2CDDOn Wednesday 27th September we are teaming up with Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton to stage Amnesty’s I Welcome photo exhibition alongside a theatre performance of Twist.

Twist is the story of one boy’s search for home among the nameless millions they call ‘migrant’. In a radical adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel, Chino Odimba and Theatre Centre transform Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global phenomenon fast defining the 21st century.

Amnesty International’s I Welcome exhibition features compelling photographs that allow us to glimpse the individual stories behind today’s global refugee crisis and those of earlier years. The exhibition will be staged in the Tacchi-Morris foyer for people to see before and after the play.

For more details about Twist and to book tickets please see the Tacchi-Morris website.



Amnesty International UK: Imprisoned Writers Readings, Yeovil, 31st October

28 Oct

Amnesty Event

Yeovil Literary Festival

Imprisoned Writers Readings, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, Saturday 31st October, 3pm.

Yeovil Literary Festival is delighted to present one of Amnesty International UK’s famous Imprisoned Writers Readings with guest speakers Nicolette Jones, Cathy Bakewell and Chris Ewan.

It is an event chaired by Amnesty UK, with guest speakers each reading an extract from work by a writer imprisoned or censored for his/her beliefs. Inspiring, moving, informative and engaging – this event is not to be missed.

Nicolette Jones is an author, journalist, broadcaster who has been the children’s book reviewer of the Sunday Times for more than two decades. She has been a Director of the children’s/young adult programme at the Oxford Literary Festival, a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at University College. She was a Scholar at Oxford University, and a Henry Fellow as a graduate student at Yale.

Cathy Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, MBE is a member of the House of Lords for the Liberal Democrats.

Chris Ewan is a British crime and mystery writer. He is best known for his Good Thief series of travelling adventures featuring Charlie Howard, a thief and author of his own crime series. Ewan was born in Taunton, Somerset and now lives on the Isle of Man with his family.

Please note that although this event is free a ticket will be required for admittance into the auditorium. Click here to book.


Palestine: What Hope Peace – documentary film screening in Taunton

11 Feb

poster-with-text-2bKerry-anne Mendoza is an independent journalist who has been championing the Palestinian cause since her first visit to Israel and Palestine when she was a young student in 2002 and has made several visits since then, most recently during the height of Operation Protective Edge in August 2014.
She has now made a documentary film showing the side of the story that our mainstream media does not acknowledge. It features eye opening and heart breaking first-hand testimonies from Israelis and Palestinians working against the odds for a just peace in the Middle East as well as archive footage and Kerry-anne’s own eyewitness experience during her visit last summer.  Also some startling historical background and several testimonies from the Russell Tribunal.

This is being shown at the Creative Innovation Centre in Taunton on Friday 13 March.  Bar from 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

Kerry-anne will be at the screening and there will be a Question and Answer session at the end.

Here is a link to the event on the CIC website which gives further information about the film, the venue and ticket booking etc.

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