Tuesday, 20 January 2015

"We've learnt something new today!"

Experiences from an amazing AI-QI pub quiz:

We got together last Sunday to tease our brains and test our knowledge at The Water Poet pub
As last time, it was great fun and pure challenge. Seven focused teams competed against each other in rounds like 'Dogs', 'Quotes', 'Numbers', 'Flavours' and 'Human Rights'. 
Did you believe that all States Parties of the Council of Europe signed the European Convention on Human Rights? So we learnt that there. And from Sunday on, we can also distinguish from poppy seeds to black sesame seeds:).
We also took photo actions for our prisoners of conscience: the Iranian lady, Behareh Hedayat and the Mexican priest, Fray Tomás Gonzalez.

So to sum it up, 'The Winners' took it all and left the others the chance to win the next quiz in a few months time.


New dates for your diary!

Please find below some new or updated dates for your diary!

Besides the regular meetings, some exciting events are also coming up in the next months! 
So please be aware of any changes or additional details, which might emerge later on.
Sunday 25 January 2015 Kahaila Café, Brick Lane, 10:30-noon
Sunday 8 February 2015 – Kahaila Café, 10.30am-noon

Some upcoming highlights

Recent events:
AI-QI Pub Quiz '15 – The Water PoetSunday 18 January 2015
We came together again to challenge our brains and to have fun! You find more information about the event in the dedicated blogpost.
Write for Rights campaign   Saturday 13 December 2014, 11am-3pm 
We set up a stall dedicated to this year's prisoners of conscience of the campaign at  the Whitechapel Idea Store and invited people to sign solidarity cards and/or sign your own. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Next AI-QI Pub Quiz on 18 January at The Water Poet pub!

We are happy to announce that our next Pub Quiz is going to take place on Sunday, 18 January 2015. 
Tickets are now on sale  at £5.50 including the booking fee and can be purchased from WeGotTickets.com on the following linkPlease note that tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
Where: at The Water Poet pub, 9-11 Folgate Street, London E1 6BX.
When: on Sunday, 18 January 2015.
Doors open at 6.00pm for enthusiastic quizees and quiz will start at 6.30pm promptly.  We are planning to finish around 10.30pm. 
All of you - our group members, friends, family members and interested people - are very welcome to join us! Get your team of 4 to 6 together or come on your own and we will place you in a team.
Start the New Year with Amnesty & see you there!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Successful Write for Rights campaign on 13 December 2014 in Whitechapel

We had a quite successful day last Saturday at the Whitechapel Idea Store. We set up a stall dedicated to eight of this year's prisoners of conscience of the Write for Rights campaign. Many people came along and signed our solidarity cards, some of them even prepared their own cards! We also managed to take a few pictures and to join the Twitter campaign for Dr Mohamed al-Roken, a defence lawyer from the United Arab Emirates. Thanks to all of you who attended and supported the event!