Poetry Evening (online)
TBC August 2020, 7:30pm
This event was organised for the 6th August but unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to delay it. We will update this page as soon as possible.
The event will start at 7.30 pm but you will be able to connect to it from about 7.10pm. Please e-mail Mike Medhurst (the group’s secretary) on for the details of how to connect to the poetry reading online. Ipswich group members will read a poem that they have chosen themselves or that has a human rights theme. There will be a break in the middle and the event is likely to last about 90 minutes including the break.
Please email email@example.com to join! We will be reading favourite poems on Microsoft Teams. You do not need a Teams subscription, but your experience may be better if you download Teams and set up your account in advance of the evening.
We are holding this event partly to raise funds as we cannot hold our usual town centre and supermarket collections due to the coronavirus. We are therefore asking if you could give a donation of say £5.00 at the end of the readings. There is a “Just Giving” website that will be available for this or you can send a cheque to Michael Medhurst, Friends Meeting House, 39 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3JH. The cheque should be made payable to “Amnesty International Ipswich.”
Information about the Ipswich group is also available at and
Saturday, 9th June 2018 - M&S Martlesham
...We raised £116.44!
Saturday, 6th October 2018 - Ipswich
...We raised £107.39!
Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Coop, Manningtree
...We raised £190.09!
Saturday 16th March - Coop, Felixstowe
...We raised £136.21!
Saturday 18th May - M&S, Martlesham
...We raised £161.04!
Saturday 20th July - Woodbridge
...We raised £79.95!
Poetry Evening, Woodbridge
Saturday 11th May, 2019
We had a wonderful evening of poetry readings, with many lovelt poems relating to our theme of human rights.
A big thank you to Martin Whitaker, the owner of Broswer's Bookshop, who hosted the evening, and to everyone who read poetry!
Garden Party and Quiz
Saturday 24th August, 2019
This event was hosted at the beautiful Old Hall in East Bergholt. We enjoyed a talk by Oscar Jenz on Freedom of Expression in the United Arab Emirates and an evening meal provided by Old Hall, followed by a general knowledge quiz!
We raised an amazing £688
Thank you to everyone who came and a special thanks to Miriam and the residents of Old Hall.
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