For more information about the artists and speakers involved in Truthfest, see this Press Release.
Join Chelsea Manning’s Irish supporters along with her family and friends in west Wales for two days of events celebrating Truth. All proceeds will go to the Private Manning Family Fund, raising money to support family members in Wales with the cost of prison visits to Chelsea in Kansas.
As Chelsea’s American grandmother said:
If you can’t tell the truth, then don’t bother speaking!
Chelsea told the truth and has paid with her liberty.
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THE MANNING TRUTHFEST
A Gathering for Chelsea (Bradley) Manning
brought by Irish musicians, performers and other supporters to Manning’s family in west Wales.
Supported by Irish justice and peace group Afri.
Friday 10 January, 7.30pm – 11pm
Irish music and performance night
Shamrock Bar, The Square, Fishguard
- With Irish musicians Joe Black, Robbie Sinnott, Brian Fleming, Ellen Cranitch, Imogen Gunner, RoJ Whelan & singer Sorcha Fox.
- Donal O’Kelly will perform his award-winning solo show Fionnuala.
Entry by donation.
Saturday 11 January, 2pm – 5pm
Ideas in Words – How to support Chelsea Manning: Public Meeting plus Live Irish Music
The Picton Centre, Freemans Way, Haverfordwest
- Introductions by Joe Murray and Donal O’Kelly
- Harry Browne, journalist, lecturer & author
- Nuala Kelly, formerly Director of ICPO (Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas)
- Ciaron O’Reilly, former prisoner of the US (Manning WISE Up solidarity network).
- Human Rights Lawyer Gareth Pierce (live or as video address)
- Chaired by Andy Storey of Afri.
- Live music with Brian Fleming, Joe Black, Robbie Sinnott, RoJ Whelan, Ellen Cranitch, Imogen Gunner.
Entry by donation.
Saturday 11 January, 7.30pm – 11pm
Irish music and performance night (with bar and buffet)
The Labour Club, Dew Street, Haverfordwest
- Musicians: Joe Black, Robbie Sinnott, Imogen Gunner, Ellen Cranitch, Brian Fleming
- Sorcha Fox will perform her poetry piece with film Who Am Ireland?
- Brian Fleming will perform his show Have Yis No Homes To Go To?
- The evening will end with an Irish music session.
Entry by ticket, £5
Limited tickets – Booking essential. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07938 619825 or 07812 577204.