Freedom from Torture Events

Sat April 6 7.30pm Pakenham Village Hall
(in memory of Colin Harbury)
with guest Terry Waite
Sat April 20 7.30pm Unitarian Meeting House
Churchgate Street
Bury St Edmunds
TICKETS: £12 (including Finger Buffet)
from Pakenham Post Office
and Brian Wesley
Telephone: 01284 705792 email: brian@wesley.freeserve.co.uk
in collaboration with Theatre Royal and Writers Group

TWO NEW PLAYS WRITTEN SPECIALLY FOR FREEDOM FROM TORTURE BY MEMBERS OF THE BURY ST EDMUNDS THEATRE ROYAL WRITERS’ GROUP

Watermelon by Wendy Kirk is set on a university campus in the UK. A young foreign student is struggling with unresolved feelings of guilt and anger arising from the fact that his brother has been tortured and he has taken no action. A mature student of human rights whose son, a soldier, has recently been posted to a war zone, is living with fear for her son and struggling to focus on her studies. Their accidental meeting has cathartic results for them both.

Hands of Hope by Martin Pennock is set in a South American country in the recent past and some 30 years ago. Inspired by the movement of “The Mothers of the Disappeared” across Latin America it considers by way of dramatic encounters between grandmothers, a female president and a former torturer issues of forgiveness, redemption and justice. Laced with music and humour it shows how even the most cultured can become torturers and how women can use their power positively.

A FUNDRAISING EVENING FOR
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