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Turning against Torture

Royal Greenwich Park trees supporting ‘ Freedom from Torture’ charity

An exhibition of turnings and live auction at the Trafalgar Tavern, Friday 17th November 2017

This year, in November, there will be an exhibition and auction of woodturnings made exclusively from Greenwich park timber. 14 professional Woodturners from up and down the country have generously agreed to turn a piece, at no cost, for the charity. All of the turners have been given a log/s of timber from the park. There will be an exhibition of the turnings in Greenwich Gallery, Peyton Place from early in November until a live auction which will be held in the Trafalgar Tavern on Friday  evening of 17th November.  There will be an opportunity to submit bids for the turnings before the live auction at the exhibition and on a website. The opportunity to use The Trafalgar Tavern is thanks to the generosity of Frank Dowling. There has been great support for the project from the Park Management  especially Grahame Dear and Michael Loughnane.

This event will be accompanied by an exhibition of photographs of Greenwich park trees by Vivien Wheeler.

There is no entry fee, and a complimentary glass of wine.

Further details will follow near the time.

Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for more than 30 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights. Since its inception, over 50,000 individuals have been referred for help. Thanks to the dedication of staff and volunteers – as well as scores of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

More detailed information is available on the website-

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