Wednesday May 9th 7.00 p.m. Monthly meeting at The Friends’ Meeting House, 37, Maidenhead Road, Stratford on Avon our speaker will be Daniel Browne, Chair of Warwickshire Pride who will talk about the work of his group. All welcome
Sunday May 13th Group members will be helping to marshal this year’s Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon. Fingers crossed for good weather for runners and their supporters. Give us a wave if you see Amnesty’s marshalling team.
Reminder for June:
Our meeting on Wednesday June 13th is a special group outing to see two short plays which respond to human rights themes and form part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Mischief Festival. They will be staged at ‘The Other Place’ at 22, Southern Lane, Stratford on Avon. Group members are asked to buy their tickets for the evening performance in advance either from the RSC Box office or online. Seats are unreserved so if we arrive in good time we should be able to sit together.
The plays are:
#WeAreArrested By Can Dündar Adapted by Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts
When a journalist receives a flash-drive containing critical evidence of illegal government activity, he is duty-bound to publish the story. But with the nation destabilised and divided, a sinister power is eroding the rule of law, and he soon finds himself risking everything for his profession.
#WeAreArrested is the true story of a journalist’s commitment to expose the truth in the face of huge personal risks. This deeply moving play is a tribute to the bravery of journalists under threat around the globe.
Day of the Living Created by Darren Clark, Amy Draper and Juliet Gilkes Romero Ayotzinapa, Mexico, 2014. Forty-three students are forcefully disappeared. No one is brought to justice. An anarchic, musical tribute to life and the Mexican spirit with urgent, global issues at its heart.