Tag Archives: Bournville Amnesty International

Christmas Concert for Human Rights

Christmas Concert for Human Rights: Sat 17 Dec at St Phillips Cathedral in Birmingham with AIUK Director Kate Allen

A Christmas Concert for Human Rights – Saturday 18th December

A Concert For Human Rights

Bournville Amnesty Present


A Concert For Human Rights


Given By

Cantemus Chamber Choir

Saturday 9th October at 7:30pm

Bournville Friends Meeting House

Linden Road, Bournville

By kind permission of Bournville Quakers

Refreshments, cards to sign for prisoners of conscience and a cake sale

£5 (Accompanied children free)

To Purchase tickets please call

Martin Bate on 0121 433 3592 or

John Bodycote on 0121 458 2420

Bournville Fundraising Concert

Bournville AI group are holding a fund raising concert with The Cantemus Choir on Saturday 9th. October at 7.30pm at Bournville Friends Meeting House -this will include actions for Burmese Prisoners of Conscience and for Ronak Safarzadeh. Please buy a ticket [£5] or better still volunteer to sell a few /help on the day . For more details contact Martin on martintombate@yahoo.co.uk

Bournville AI Group announce dates for fundraising events

They will hold a charity concert on 9th October at The Bournville Friends
Meeting House with The Cantemus Choir – we will need to sell about 75

The annual Christmas Concert with the Medical Foundation will be on 18th
December at Birmingham Cathedral – more on this closer to the time.

See more at http://bournville.amnesty.org.uk/

New website for Bournville Amnesty

Bournville Amnesty International group now have a new website at http://bournville.amnesty.org.uk/ – why not take a look?

Farewell To A Dear Friend, Brian Fargher

On Wednesday 24th February 2010, Brian Fargher passed away. Brian was both a personal friend and chair of the Bournville Amnesty International Group. Brian had been involved with Amnesty for over 5 years and was a dedicated human rights activist. For me the most memorable action we were involved in was when he coordinated a public action to protest against human rights violations in China in June 2008. The event led to 450 red carnations with messages being sent to the Chinese Embassy. Pictures of that day can still be found at http://chinaactionday.blogspot.com/ and i’ve included one above. He was a great believer in local groups working together and his legacy goes on in the close relationships that Central Birmingham and Bournville groups have maintained to this very day. In addition he regularly lobbied Edgbaston Labour MP, Gisela Stuart on human rights issues. Brian as well as being occassionally stubborn could be incredibly warm and funny too. Brian, I thank you for the great memories and believe your life made a positive difference. I hope others who read this blog will leave their own comments and tributes. His funeral will be this Thursday 2.30pm at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium and all are welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend and wish to make a contribution to his chosen charities please email me at westmidsamnesty@gmail.com for further information.

Burma Play Comes to Birmingham

Central Birmingham and Bournville A.I Groups are hosting The Burma Play on Friday 14th August at 7pm at The Birmingham Library Theatre, Central Library Birmingham. Whilst we await the decision in the new trial of Aung San Suu Kyi please support our efforts to raise awareness of the plight of the Burmese people by attending the play. Please see the  leaflet for more information including obtaining tickets from John Bodycote. There are also more details on www.theburmaplay.com including quotes from rave reviews!