10 & 11 January: The Manning Truthfest in Haverfordwest (and Fishguard). Solidarity from Ireland.

truthfest poster

Download a print-ready pdf file of the poster here.

Ireland & Wales: Private Manning’s Celtic connections

Chelsea Manning has Irish roots on both sides of the family: her maternal grandfather (Billy Fox) was born and bred in Rathmines, Dublin and two great-grandparents on her Dad’s side (both Mannings) hailed from county Kerry. At the end of November, we accompanied Chelsea’s Welsh-Irish mum, two aunts and uncle to Dublin for three days of solidarity events, meetings and interactions [Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 ].

From Ireland, with Love

Now Ireland is bringing something back to Wales: a Truthfest, as activist and award-winning playwright and actor Donal O’Kelly explains:

We want to celebrate truth in solidarity with the Manning family, and in particular the family member who is being punished for following a grandmother’s motto:- if you can’t tell the truth, don’t speak. He told the truth.

The Truthfest is being supported by justice and peace group Afri, who hosted our visit to Ireland. Any funds raised at these events will go to the Private Manning Family Fund, to support Chelsea Manning’s family with the cost of prison visits to the US in the coming months and years.

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Two days, three events

Join us, along with members of Chelsea’s family, in celebrating the power of truth!

Full programme to follow.

Friday 10 January from 7.30pm

At the Shamrock Bar, The Square, Fishguard
for an evening of top live Irish music and acts (straight off the ferry!)

Entrance by donation.

Saturday 10 January from 2pm to 5pm

At the Picton Centre, Freemans Way, Haverfordwest
for an afternoon of Irish solidarity speakers and live music celebrating Truth.

Entrance by donation.

Saturday 10 January from 7.30pm

At the Labour Club, Dew Street, Haverfordwest
for another evening of top live Irish music and acts, with buffet.

Tickets £5.

For more information and ticket enquiries, email wiseupforbm@yahoo.com.

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