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One World Week events in Stamford – 17 to 22 October

Each year, thousands of people take part in One World Week events across the country, with the aim of working together for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

As part of this year’s One World Week, a programme of events is taking place at Stamford Arts Centre from 17 to 22 October, with the theme “Refugees – what it’s like to flee your home.” Throughout the week there will be an exhibition in the Gallery at the Arts Centre, featuring artwork by Stamford College and local schools, plus a photographic project, Moments of Peace, by local photojournalist Alan Walters.

On Tuesday 18 October, from 7pm to 9pm there will a preview evening for the exhibition, featuring music by pianist Fergus Black and poems by Stamford Laureates Scott Coe and Daniel Price. Admission to the exhibition and preview evening is free, with donations to the Ukraine Refugee Fund. The Gallery Bar will be open for the preview evening.

On Thursday 20 October the Arts Centre is screening “The Perfect Candidate,” the story of a young Saudi doctor’s surprise run for office in the local city elections and how the community struggles to accept their town’s first female candidate.

On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October, Fairtrade goods from around the world will be on sale in the Arts Centre Gallery.

The programme of events is organised by Stamford and Rutland Amnesty Group, the Stamford Diversity Group and the Stamford Town Fairtrade Group. More information and tickets for the film screening are available from Stamford Arts Centre.

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