A busy summer!
Did you see us at The Theatre Chipping Norton during performances of "The Island"? We are grateful that our local theatre allowed us to promote the work of Amnesty International alongside Petre Smith's photographic exhibition, “Kwisiqithi” - the Xhosa word for ‘The Island’ - which was concurrent with this successful in-house production inspired by South African prisoners' accounts of their time on Robben Island. We highlighted Amnesty's support of Prisoners of Conscience and invited visitors to sign a petition calling on Vietnamese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release prisoner of conscience Trần Huỳnh Duy Thức.
Or perhaps you found our pop-up book shop in Chipping Norton's Lower Town Hall? Our grateful thanks to everyone who donated so many books; so many that we plan more book sales in the near future, including one at the Tolsey on Burford on Saturday 9th September - a diary date!
Our next Group Meeting is on Thursday 8th June at 7:30 p.m. in Chipping Norton's Lower Town Hall. If this date seems familiar do come and share your thoughts with Group Members and help us to plan our Woodstock street collection (on Saturday 24th June) and our stall at the Chipping Norton Festival on Sunday 25th June. You will also find out about updates and appropriate actions to take in support of our 2 active 'case files', Saudi Arabian, Waleed Abu al-Kheir and Peruvian environmental activist, Maxima Acuna Atayaya.
To make contact with our Group and to find out more about our work, do ring Val on 01608 645036, or come to our meeting on 8th June - or our next one on 13th July You'll be most welcome!