Over 20 international guests, Concert with Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa, plus Farewell Gala Dinner
It’s just four weeks until the International Commission for the Cuban Five in London, but you still have time to buy tickets for the Commission sessions, the Voices for Cuba concert, and the Closing Dinner, all of which are now on sale here.
To find out more and book tickets go to click here
Rene Gonzalez will speak at all events
You can buy tickets for one, two, three or all four events, taking place over the two days. And if you really want to hear from René González, the first of the Five to be freed on his first visit to Britain, you don’t need to worry if one sells out as he will be appearing at all four events.
Closing Dinner just confirmed – book your tickets now
Details have also just been confirmed for the Closing Dinner at TUC Congress House, home of the British trade union movement. So if you can’t make either of the Commission’s day time sessions you can enjoy a wonderful evening with full three course evening meal, cocktails, wine, live Cuban music, and speakers including René González, Alice Walker and Ricardo Alarcón here instead.
Full details of all events and how to book can be found by clicking here and in more detail below.
Friday 7 March - Commission Day One: 9am-5pm
Sessions focussing on the scale of terrorist attacks against Cuba and the island’s actions to defend itself.The full programme is now available here
Voices for Cuba, 7.30pm
An evening of music and spoken word with Buena Vista Social Club stars Eliades Ochoa and Omara Portuondo and others from Cuba and beyond including Alice Walker, acclaimed author of The Color Purple, and René González.
Click here to buy your tickets from the Barbican Centre box office or call +44 (0)20 7638 8891
Saturday 8 March - Commission Day Two: 9am-5pm
Sessions will focus on the treatment of the five from their arrest to their trial, and the denial of family visitation rights. The full programme is now available here
Closing Dinner - 7.30pm
Farewell dinner at the TUC Congress House. A three course meal, with Cuban cocktail, wine, live Cuban music and speakers including René González, Alice Walker and Ricardo Alarcón. Full details on how to book and make group reservations here
We do hope you can support the International Commission by coming to one of more of these events, but if you are unable to come to London then please consider helping by contributing to the costs of organising the Commission by making a donation here.
Every individual will be publicly thanked in the Commission packs produced on the day and on the Voices for the Five website ww.voicesforthefive.com We hope to see you in London next month.
The Voices for the Five and Cuba Solidarity Campaign Team
PS. Please forward this email to friends and colleagues who may be interested in attending any or all of the Commission events. Thank you.