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Stamford's poet laureate to share poem for Stamford and Rutland Amnesty International Group’s online Festival of Social Justice




Stamford's poet laureate will shed light on aspects of inequality.

Rob Ellks will be sharing his new poem, ‘Deeds Not Words’ to an audience for the first time as part of the Stamford and Rutland Amnesty International Group’s online Festival of Social Justice.

Rob’s performance will be streamed during Stamford Arts Centre’s Pint of Poetry: Social Justice Edition event, which begins at 8pm on May 26.

The Amnesty International The Festival of Social Justice: May 19 to 30, 2021
The Amnesty International The Festival of Social Justice: May 19 to 30, 2021

‘Deeds Not Words’ will touch on many aspects of inequality and notably, the injustices women face across the world.

Secretary of the Stamford and Rutland Amnesty Group, Jane Andreae, said: “We are absolutely honoured that Rob has composed this powerful poem for our Festival of Social Justice.

"As Rob’s words so eloquently challenge: to achieve a fairer world for everyone, where human rights are respected, we all need to consider what meaningful action we can personally take to help achieve this.

Rob Ellks, Stamford's poet laureate
Rob Ellks, Stamford's poet laureate

"We encourage everyone to attend our festival events and learn more about social justice.”

Pint of Poetry will be in collaboration with Stamford and Rutland Amnesty for an online evening of social justice-themed poetry featuring headliners Rhian Brooke, Rohan Samuel, Mervyn Seivwright and Gary Huskisson.

All scheduled events for the Festival of Social Justice are free. To register, visit the Stamford Arts Centre's ‘What’s On’ page.



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