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Luton World Aids Day Exhibition

Please find below details of the World Aids Day event in Luton where we will be holding an exhibition of a selection of the photos from the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project.

The event will run from 5pm to 8pm on World Aids day 01 December at the Carnival Arts Centre, 3 St Mary’s Road, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 3JA

Look forward to seeing you there if you can make it !

Keep watching this space for more updates…

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Listen to our member Blessing on BBC 3 Counties today

Hi all,

Listen to our member Blessing today on the BBC3 Counties programme “Shrink Wrapped” talking about her diagnosis and the subsequent diagnosis of her youngest daughter following the collapse of her marriage. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02c9w79 We are on from 34 mins, following the interview with Blessing we talk about late diagnosis and the need to get tested regularly to avoid passing on the virus and of course harming your own health.

Don’t forget our Stand Tall Get Snapped Exhibition is still open at the North Transept of St Albans Cathedral until 05 December and we will be in the St Albans Market tomorrow for World Aids Day plus a street collection throughout the City too. At the Christmas cabin you can enter a raffle to win a 40″ TV as well as a host of other amazing prizes too.

There is also a free live music event at the Clock Tower in St Albans on Saturday 06 December from 11 to 4pm featuring a host of live bands to raise funds for us too.

Hope to see you at one of the events, help us keep helping Blessing and her family as they continue to live with HIV

Thanks as ever for your amazing support

The Crescent Team

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A Fantastic Fashion Show Night !

Thursday night was a sell out success ! The fashion show held by Chloe James Lifestyle for our benefit was hugely popular! We are so grateful to Donna and Maria from the lovely shop in the High Street, the Cote Brasserie also in St Albans High Street, and The Salon St Albans for all the hard work that went into making the night a great success. We even had Annie Brewster, our Mayor from 2013/14, modelling some of the lovely outfits.

The raffle will be drawn on Monday, so for those of you who still would like a ticket please call the store on 01727843431, or call in at 12 the High Street this weekend, open from 9.30 to 6pm Saturday and 11 to 5pm Sunday. Lots of great prizes including a £200 makeover at The Salon St Albans!

A great review of the evening by someone who was there on the night can be found here http://stateofadress.com/chloe-james-catwalk-show/ Lots of lovely photos included, will post more when we have some too.

Huge thanks from all of us to all of you who participated in the evening, or bought a raffle ticket, we really do appreciate your support, it does make a world of difference to us and allows us to keep doing our vital work.

More news to come in the next few weeks, including another concert, a fantastic exhibition of the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project at St Albans Cathedral for two weeks over the World Aids Day period, a busking day on 06 December at the Clock Tower, a cabin in the Christmas Market in December, street collections, a market stall, so much more to come! Not forgetting of course the talented students from St Columbas College who are working on our behalf to raise funds for their Dragon’s Apprentice challenge this year, more about this here http://www.dragonsapprenticechallenge.com/

Thanks as ever for your support, keep watching this space for updates on the above events up to Christmas and into 2015 !

The Crescent Team

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Listen again to Rachel Dilley on Radio Verulam Today with Iain from The Crescent

Hi all,

If you missed today’s broadcast you can listen again to Rachel Dilly and Iain Murtagh from the Crescent talking about life with HIV and the Crescent on the drivetimes show with Danny Smith on Radio Verulam here http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/node/9627

We are on from 40 mins and 20 seconds into the broadcast, keep watching this space ! See this weekend’s Sunday Mail magazine, Femail, for more coverage of Rachel and The Crescent and also the St Albans Review shortly too.

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

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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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Another Article In Positive Lite

Hi all,

Another article has been published in Positive Lite this week, this, along with the Private Eye article and the Pink News item are all critical of the County Council. More to come next week…

Thanks for your your continued support, we will continue to keep the Crescent open as volunteers until this situation is resolved. Link to the article is here ; http://positivelite.com/current-affairs/news-categories/current-affairs/running-out-of-cash

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

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Stand Tall Get Snapped Project Saturday 30 June 2012 (tomorrow)

Hi All

Just a reminder about the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project event tomorrow at 56 Dean Street Soho. Do come along if you can, details can be found here http://standtallgetsnapped30hivpeople.tumblr.com/

This is a very important project aiming to show that people living with HIV are just like anyone else. At this event on Saturday you get the chance to talk to some of the people involved in the project about what it is like to live with HIV.

Please come along and show your support. Together we can defeat the stigma that unfairly affects people living with HIV, and those affected by it.

Thank you,

The Crescent team

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