AC Amnesty Street Theatre 2008

On 5 April 2008 the Atlantic College Amnesty International Group (ACAI) will be holding a street theatre protest action in Cardiff’s central Queen Street shopping area. The subject of the theatre is the treatment of Asylum seekers in the UK, and the group hopes to educate the public and collect petition signatures while trying to depict the obstacles that refugees and asylum seekers must surpass to gain asylum in the UK. The ACAI group has been active in Cardiff previously with other street theatre actions on the wall in Palestine, Guantanamo Bay and the situation in Burma. The group’s “street theatre” style involves some students engaging in collecting petition signatures while the rest of the group presents a fast moving, dynamic and easily understandable drama on the topic – aiming at involving and educating and catching the attentions of the pedestrians who pass by. The ACAI group is made up of students from the United World College of the Atlantic (Atlantic College), a two year international school in south Wales with a strong emphasis on community service, international understanding and peace.

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