Every year Amnesty International holds a “Write for Rights” campaign. The aim is to encourage people to write to governments and officials to help improve the lives of those who are being treated unjustly.
And this year, I’m involved. The campaign is running already, and as one element of it in the local area, I’ve been asked to put together a theatrical performance in the town hall to encourage others to get involved. I was interested because of the writing aspect… and that Amnesty International are very keen to use the Arts for social change.
So I have a keen group of student performers and a script developed around one of the case studies for 2017: an environmentalist from Madagascar. On December 5 we will perform the piece live. It’s not long, and it’s not far away. We are working hard to bring it together. The piece is going to be filmed, and I’ll link it up here also.