It was all hands on deck (literally – as the Amnesty Shop is on the top deck of Boxpark – unit 56) for the Amnesty Shop @ Boxpark launch on Thursday evening.
Stuart Semple hosted a live-art-letter-writing event in the Amnesty Shop @ BOXPARK (Amnesty’s first retail concept store, featuring collaborations by British creatives such as Stuart). Members of the public can make their voices heard in support of Amnesty International’s’ ‘Write for Rights’ campaign, in the lead up to Human Rights Day (10th December).
Letter writing to prisoners of conscience has always been at the heart of the Amnesty movement. A giant postcard, painted live by Stuart in the ‘box’, will be plastered with personal messages of hope from Londoners and used to petition the Zimbabwean Embassy regarding the harassment and imprisonment of local women rights’ defenders, Women of Zimbabwe Activists (WOZA).
and the finish postcard;
…and thanks to Ali – for all your support – as usual!
Huge thanks to Georgina at Foxcroft and Ginger at Boxpark for their amazing delicious cakes.