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Dec 8 2017 9:12PM
Amnesty tree sparkles at the Minehead Christmas Tree Festival

This year the theme of the Minehead Christmas Tree Festival was 'messages and messengers'. So this fitted well with Amnesty's Write for Rights Campaign to send messages of hope to individual prisoners of conscience and their families...

Dec 8 2017 8:45PM
Lots of visitors to our Write for Rights morning - despite the cold!

Despite cold and windy weather, a steady stream of people visited our Write for Rights event inside and outside the Avenue Methodist Church in Minehead on Friday 8 December. We had selected five campaign cases to focus on and invited...

Nov 29 2017 11:20PM
Minehead Group's December newsletter

Our December newsletter includes updates on our current campaigns, actions you can take this month and diary dates for the next three months. December and January are busy with the Christmas Tree Festival, our Write for Rights coffee...

Nov 6 2017 3:58PM
Minehead Group's November newsletter

Our November newsletter includes reports of our latest letter writing afternoon and also our October group meeting, when we had a training session on Amnesty's new global campaign - Brave. This campaign seeks to strengthen the...

Oct 30 2017 10:37PM
70 letters written in an afternoon!

Our latest letter writing session took place on the afternoon of Thursday 5 October at Townsend House, Minehead. 70 letters were written, thanks to the hard work of local Amnesty members and supporters. We were writing letters about...

Oct 4 2017 11:51AM
Minehead Group's October newsletter

August and September were busy months for our Minehead Group, and our latest newsletter includes write-ups of our stall at Allerford Fair, the group's summer social event, and the fund-raising concert. Also included is an account of...

Aug 3 2017 8:01PM
Wonderful concert raised £700 for Amnesty

On the afternoon of Sunday 17 September the Minehead Group was delighted to host a wonderful lecture-recital entitled 'In search of "Ol' Man River" - the life and music of Paul Robeson' . Arwell Huw Morgan (bass) sang songs which...

Jul 11 2017 11:23PM
The sun shone for our AmnesTea

Our 2017 AmnesTEA was a happy event and everyone enjoyed drinking tea and eating cake in Karen and Graham's beautiful garden in Porlock. Takings were £148 including gate money, a raffle and sale of books. Thanks to everyone who helped...

Aug 3 2017 7:52PM
Minehead Group's August & September 2017 newsletter

Our August newsletter includes reports of our AmnesTEA on 8 July and our July group meeting. At the meeting we watched two video clips - one was about the human rights abuses suffered by women asylum seekers in UK detention centres and...

Jul 4 2017 11:18PM
Minehead Group's July 2017 Newsletter

Our July newsletter includes reports of our successful event for the Great Get Together on 17 June when we gave out flowers and cakes to passers-by and invited them to send a card to Brendan Cox, husband of MP Jo Cox who was murdered a...