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Truro College Amnesty International Group hold Speakeasy to raise money for Amnesty International

In March Truro College Amnesty International Group joined forces with KEAP’s ‘Story Republic’ to create a young writers and musicians event.

The ‘Speakeasy’, which took place in Waterstones Truro, showcased the work of talented young artists, and raised over £70 for Amnesty through ticket sales and a raffle. The atmospheric setting of the bookshop at night created a cosy, relaxed and intimate mood. There was a wide variety of performances, from poetry to non-fiction, from solo musicians to the Care Free Choir, and even a philosophical speech.

All were inspired by the theme of ‘journeys’, but each piece stood alone as unique and thought-provoking. Many of the participants had never performed their work before, making this an impressive act of courage as well as talent. It was also an excellent opportunity for young members of the Amnesty Group to organise, run and market their own event, with the benefit of KEAP’s experience and support.

We were very grateful to receive a brilliant array of raffle prizes, including work by local artists and filmmakers, and signed Young Adult books from award-winning authors. As well as money, the event raised awareness for Amnesty’s work. This was one of many events put on as part of Truro Festival, and we were honoured to be a part of it.

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