Amnesty International UK – Photo Opportunity

An array of celebrities will descend on the Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International UK’s headquarters in Shoreditch in east London, from 5.45pm on Wednesday 3 June to mark the building’s 10th anniversary.

Among those attending are:

Ricky Wilson, the lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs and judge on the Voice

Jeremy Irons, actor

Juliet Stevenson, actor

Gary Lightbody, the lead singer of Snow Patrol

Ade Adepitan, presenter

Oona Chaplin, actor

Arthur Darvill, actor

Ryan Gage, actor

Neil Gaiman, author

Jo Harman, singer

Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye 

Bianca Jagger, campaigner

Paterson Joseph, actor

Tim McInnerney, actor

Cyril Nri, actor

Richard O’Brien, of Rocky Horror Show fame

Pure Evil, artist

Simon Rix, from Kaiser Chiefs

Patrick Stewart, actor

Mark Thomas, comedian

Christie Watson, author


Kate Allen, Amnesty’s UK director, said:

“Over the last ten years the Human Rights Action Centre has enabled us to achieve phenomenal change. It’s given Amnesty International UK a platform from which to inspire, educate, train, mobilise, raise awareness, generate media coverage, and reach new audiences in the UK and around the world.”

The evening will showcase a range of performances by creative Amnesty supporters including Jeremy Irons, Juliet Stevenson, Patrick Stewart, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and Paterson Joseph alongside Amnesty’s Youth Awards winners. The graffiti artist Pure Evil will be producing new artwork with some of Amnesty’s young activists for Amnesty’s Stop Torture campaign.

The event is not open for media, but photographers will be accommodated outside the venue.

The event will be hosted by long-time Amnesty supporter and actor Tim McInnerney and include speeches from Bianca Jagger and Amnesty UK Director Kate Allen

Where: 17-25 New Inn Yard, London. EC2A 3EA

When: 5.45-10pm, Wednesday 3 June 2015

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