Events

Events – Past and Present

A comedy night that unites student comedians with Footlights alumni (Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, John Cleese, Sacha Baron Cohen anyone?) and friends of Amnesty (Eddie Izzard, Frank Skinner, Jo Brand….).

We need YOU and YOUR enthusiasm to get this show on the road.
– have a creative urge? a bit good at making eye catching posters?
– have contacts in the Footlights or John Cleese up your sleeve?
– experience in event planning or a general keeness to produce the best show ever?

Remember our fashion show in April last year? We got Lily Cole, Sam Roddick, 15 student models and 17 designers to contribute to a night of ethical fashion and fun. We raised £2,500. This year we want to do even better.

Be a part of it? Know of someone who’d be interested?

Come along to our first planning meeting and ideas brainstorming session – We will update this shortly

Want a taster for some of the action. Here is some footage of Amnesty UK’s big comedy event, The Secret Policeman’s Ball which began back in 1976 by our very own Footlights star and ex Downingite, John Cleese.

Eddie Izzard at The Secret Policeman’s Ball  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jHaR9rRpLg

Frank Skinner at The Secret Policeman’s Ball http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CskQf4KFtMA

Russell Brand at The Secret Policeman’s Ball http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1uhmnNnmL8&feature=related

Why not visit the Research section of Cambridge University here or the Official Amnesty International website here.