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David Morley: Ledbury Poetry Festival


Saturday 6 Jul 2019, 15:00 to 16:00
Location:

Community Hall
Lawnside Rd
Ledbury
HR8 2AE

Description:

Reprieve readings and event hosted by Clive Stafford Smith with Roy McFarlane, Jane Commane, Jacqueline Saphra, Casey Bailey, Ruth Stacey, Vidyan Ravinthiran and David Morley.
In a unique collaboration, Ledbury Poetry Festival and Reprieve commissioned seven poets to write a poem inspired by Guantánamo Bay. Reprieve founder and respected human rights lawyer, Clive Stafford Smith OBE will introduce this event and give a personal insight into the work of this courageous and dedicated charity. Then these diverse and brilliant poets will read their commissioned poems for the first time. Reprieve is an organisation that uncovers and exposes extreme human rights abuses committed by the powerful against the powerless, working to create a public and political climate where such abuses are condemned, where perpetrators are held to account, and where pressure exists to deter future abuses. Guantánamo has fallen off many people’s radar - that is why it’s so important to continue calling for the men left there to have meaningful access to justice.

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