Manning Truthfest: Report & photos [Part 1]

A01 group photo at fishguard

Pvt. Manning Family Fund

See also Part 2 and Part 3 of this report.

In response to last November’s visit by Private Chelsea (Bradley) Manning’s mother, aunts and uncle to Dublin, Irish musicians, performers, academics and activists brought the inaugural Manning Truthfest to Haverfordwest (and Fishguard) this last weekend 10 & 11 January.

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The driving force behind the weekend was Irish playwright and actor Donal O’Kelly along with Joe Murray of Afri (Action from Ireland).

Joe Murray writes:

Having hosted the Manning Family during their momentous visit to Ireland, Afri was delighted to continue that support for the Manning Truthfest – ‘the return fixture’ – in Wales last weekend. Donal O’Kelly had met the family, heard their story and, never one to miss an opportunity for offering support and solidarity, came up with the wonderful idea of the Manning Truthfest. This was a voyage of discovery in many ways as musicians and artists…

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