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Turning against Torture

Royal Greenwich Park trees supporting ‘ Freedom from Torture’ charity


Private View of Greenwich Charity Woodturning Exhibition, Thursday evening, 2nd November 2017 at the Greenwich Gallery, Peyton Place

Turning Against Torture

The Turning Against Torture exhibition is being organised by Prof. Michael Maisey.  The exhibition will consist of turned items that have been made from timber from the Royal Greenwich Park. Thirteen UK professional turners, including members of the Company and the RPT, have kindly agreed to make a piece/s for the exhibition and timber has been distributed from Devon to Yorkshire. The Events Committee has arranged a private viewing of the exhibition  on Thursday  2nd  November at the Greenwich Gallery, Peyton Place, Greenwich, SE10 8RS, which is a 5 minute walk from Greenwich DLR Station.  Viewing will be from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm.  A booking has been made for an informal supper afterwards, for those that  wish to partake, at the Richard I pub, 52-54 Royal Hill, London SE10 8RT, which is again a five minute walk from the exhibition.  It is hoped that one of the exhibitors and newly installed Freeman Les Thorne will join us at the private viewing.  I am sure he will be able to give you many insights on this unique project.

There is no cost for the event, but Paul Logan does need to know numbers for supper, by Friday 27th October.  If you would like to attend the private viewing only or also the supper can you let me know by Friday 27th October and copy in Paul Logan.  His email is

Would-be shoppers will be able to bid online as well as at the physical auction on November 19th. There is a website for bidding, with a charity auction being held on Friday evening 17th November at the Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich.  All proceeds will go to Freedom from Torture.

The Clerk

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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