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Author: Anna Celeste Watson - Web Designer
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November 2nd 2012
Anya17 Wins ‘Best stage or film production dealing with human trafficking’ at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards 2012

It is with great pleasure that I can officially announce here that Anya17 has won the award for ‘Best stage or film production dealing with human trafficking’ at the Human Trafficking Foundation Media Awards 2012 which were recently held at the Speaker’s House in London on 17th October, on the eve of Anti-Slavery Day.

I feel very unworthy of announcing this fantastic news here on our blog, but as the Composer Adam Gorb, Librettist Ben Kaye and Director Caroline Clegg more than deserve a break after all their hard work and the excitement of the awards, I am posting up some photos from the night and look forward to more news from Ben soon.

Ben wrote on Facebook very late on the night of the awards “If I look shell-shocked then that’s because I was – I had absolutely no idea that we might possibly win” and he left a phone message for Stu and I (Stu designed the Anya17 logo and I created the website) on the awards night with a long pause on the answerphone, finally saying in his usual modest tone and sounding very shocked indeed “We’ve only gone and won the bloomin thing!”.

I personally had no doubt whatsoever of course that Anya17 would win, and am absolutely thrilled for Ben, Adam, Caroline and the fantastic cast for their talent and dedication, but of course more importantly we hope it will raise even more awareness about sex trafficking, and open up more opportunities for further Anya17 performances in the UK and worldwide…

You can view the full list of award winners here: http://www.antislaveryday.com/awards

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January 18th 2012
Anya17 Opera Website Launches (with 8 weeks today until the world premiere)

Following on from the stunningly beautiful yet disturbing logo my partner, Illustrator Stu Jones created last Autumn for the Anya17 opera, I am delighted to announce that I have just launched the brand new website for Anya17, to mark 8 weeks today until the world premiere here in the UK.

The site, which accompanies and expands on this Blog, features more information on the Cast, photos from Behind the Scenes, Venue and Ticket booking information, the latest Video, TV and Press coverage and more…

Don’t miss out on downloading your free wallpapers – more of which have also been added for your desktop, iPad or mobile phone – and make sure you sign up to the mailing list to be the first to hear news on further show dates and exclusive offers.

There’s also some advice on ways you can Get Involved in raising awareness to help end sex trafficking and human slavery.

Visit the new Anya17 website here: www.anya17.co.uk.

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October 14th 2011
Anya17 T-Shirts Now Available

We are very pleased to announce that the official Anya17 t-shirts are now available to buy in the online shop on: http://anya17.spreadshirt.co.uk.

Currently available in Women’s Classic, Girlie Fit and Organic plus Men’s Classic and Organic – both with just the logo on the front or with optional back print.

You’ll have to wait for our designer Stu Jones to give you a bit more info on what the acronyms on the back design mean though, so keep ‘em peeled!!!…

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October 14th 2011
Design for Change

I suppose its about time I introduced myself properly! I’m Anna, the Web Designer who will be creating the website to promote the amazing project that is Anya17. I am very proud to be working with my Partner Illustrator Stu Jones who created the stunningly beautiful yet provocative and disturbing logo!

Ben Kaye first rang me back in July about creating a logo, saying he had been recommended to me by someone I had never heard of and he then googled me by general location. To this day I am not sure whether it was me he was even supposed to call or if he got the wrong company, but either way I’m pretty sure it was fate! I hope that he certainly came to the right person as I have specifically been looking to get involved with more ethical and charity related web design projects, after all it must be every designers dream to do work for ‘good causes’ for the greater good of others.

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