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The World is Flooding29 Jul 2014
Some Write to Life members have been participating in a project at Tate Modern, called 'The World is Flooding'. It's a devised theatre piece based on the play 'Mystery Bouffe' by the Russian playwright Mayakovsky. Write to Life member, Jade Amoli-Jackson writes her first-person account of the performance.
Lord Gawain Douglas helped raised funds for Freedom from Torture by performing a recital of T.S. Eliot's masterpiece Four Quartets, with music by Vaughan Williams. Of the event Gawaid said:
Jean-Benoit Louveaux, Policy and Advocacy Manager for Freedom from Torture, said:
Torture: No “ifs” and no “buts”16 Jul 2014
Freedom from Torture's Communications Intern Alice Grimes talks about the debates surrounding torture and working for a charity dedicated to giving survivors a voice
The High Court has found that the government's Detained Fast Track system as it currently operates is unlawful and may be failing torture survivors.
The four-time BAFTA winning actress Dame Helen Mirren has been a patron of Freedom from Torture for over a decade. With a career spanning television, stage and film she is internationally recognised as one of the leading actors of our time, notably receiving an Academy Award for her 2007 performance of Elizabeth II in The Queen.
Jumping off a 30-storey scaffold30 Jun 2014
Supporter Afshan Lodhi blogs about her experiences leaping off a 30 storey scaffold in support of Freedom from Torture After the jump
Bake for Freedom: 21 - 27 July 201427 Jun 2014
Freedom from Torture staff are asking the nation to Bake for Freedom from 21 – 27 July by holding bake sales to raise awareness and money to provide care for survivors of torture. We would love you to join in by baking and selling bread, cakes or whatever takes your fancy!
Torture: The journey from victim to survivor25 Jun 2014
Torture is designed to create victims.
On 6th May, Aston University RAG Society held their annual presentation evening, which saw students presenting on various fundraising activities that they have undertaken over the past year.
FfT in the media
The Financial Times (4 July, 2014)
GayStarNews.com (26 June, 2014)
The Guardian (16 June, 2014)
The Guardian (11 June, 2014)
The Independent (9 June, 2014)
BBC (2 June, 2014)
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