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The Crescent Charity Benefit Concert 22nd February From 8PM

Dear all,

More info on the forthcoming benefit concert being held at St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans on Friday 22nd February 2013 from 8PM.

It will be an evening of light classical and popular music featuring a wind instrument ensemble, barbershop group and saxophone quartet.

Tickets starting at £12 (£10 concessions) are available to reserve in advance, and can also be purchased on the night. Full details of the programme by the Hertfordshire Chamber Ensemble, who are putting together the event for us entirely free of charge, will follow next week.

Our Patron CJ de Mooi will also be making a guest appearance, and performing too, along possibly with some others. More details on this shortly.

Refreshments will be available, all proceeds from the event will be going to the Crescent, and we would like to thank everyone involved for their kind generosity

Keep watching this space, more details of the programme next week, You can reserve tickets through the Crescent in St Albans, email info@thecrescent.org.uk, or call 01727 842532. Tickets will also be available on the night itself, however the events are usually extremely popular so do contact us to reserve your tickets.

Look forward to seeing you there,

The Crescent Team

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BBC 3 Counties Radio Breakfast Show 24/01/2013

Dear all,

Here is a link to the BBC 3 Counties radio breakfast show interviews this morning http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0134rvl

Click on listen again, then we are on each news bulletin plus at the following points,

first on at 22.25 mins featuring interview soundbites to 25.16 mins,

then more soundbites and interview with Head of Operations Iain Murtagh from 1Hr 14mins, 42secs to 1hr 25mins 17 seconds.

After that an interview with a service member in the studio from 2hrs 29 mins 22 seconds,

More radio coverage to come shortly, keep watching this space!

Thanks for your support, it is very much appreciated

The Crescent Team

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How the Crescent Kept Me Alive – Link To the Article Online

Hi all,

Here is the link as promised yesterday to the article in the Hertfordshire Advertiser featuring an interview with a service member talking about how the Crescent saved her life.

Thanks for your support,

The Crescent Team

http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st_albans_hiv_support_centre_the_crescent_kept_me_alive_says_sufferer_1_1789279

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Stand Tall Get Snapped Project Launches In November

Hi All,

The long awaited opening of the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project approaches. Please see the posters below for more details on this amazing exhibition featuring PLWHIV talking about their journey since diagnosis. It features the photographs and stories of 30 HIV positive individuals from all walks of life, ethnic origin, orientation, gender, age, UK location, and so on. 

 

30 participants were chosen to commemorate the number of years since the first official recognition of the HIV epidemic, and the death of Terrence Higgins in 1982 whose friends went on to form the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT).

The aim of the project is to demonstrate that HIV can affect anyone, and dispel the myth that it is just an issue on the whole for gay men or people of Black African origin.

This exhibition is an important step in removing the stigma that surrounds HIV and a move forwards for those who still live with the condition in silence, and, in many cases, fear.

Please do come along to find out more about this groundbreaking work, find out more about HIV and those living with the virus. By seeing the exhibition, and hearing the stories of those affected, we can together begin to eradicate the stigma that so unfairly blights the lives of those living with HIV and help educate all on the risks and how to avoid the virus.

The Crescent is proud to be participating in this very worthwhile project. We look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

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Peter Tatchell Joins The Fight To Save The Crescent

Dear all,

The Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell has released this statement in support of the Crescent;

“I’m surprised and shocked that the funding has been cut and awarded to another service provider, apparently without public consultation or open tendering. This looks unethical. I hope the council will give a full explanation and reconsider its decision,”

More articles to follow this week, keep watching this space!

Thanks for your support

The Crescent Team

 

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County Council Branded Rotten – Pink News Article Out Today

Hi All,

Another article out today in Pink News about the funding situation. It makes reference to the Private Eye article and talks about the service now being run by volunteers.

Link to the article is here http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/09/21/hertfordshire-council-branded-rotten-over-hiv-charity-decision/

Keep watching – more to come!

Have a good weekend and thanks for your support,

The Crescent Team

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STAND TALL GET SNAPPED PROJECT VIDEO LAUNCH

Hi all,

The Stand Tall Get Snapped Project launches soon in Frith Street, a teaser of the project video is available now here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-C8PDQ6koo&feature=plcp featuring Crescent staff and members who participated in the project as photo subjects and in voicing the stories of people living with HIV in the full video to be released shortly.

More info on the project is available here http://standtallgetsnapped30hivpeople.tumblr.com/ 

We are at the Crescent are very pleased to be part of this project fighting stigma and raising awareness. It is one of the many reasons why we are fighting to save the Crescent!

Keep watching this space for more info and updates!

Thanks for your continued support;

The Crescent Team

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