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Author: Ben Kaye - Librettist, Co-founder
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January 23rd 2012
Purple Teardrop Campaign supports Anya17

I am delighted to announce that the Purple Teardrop Campaign has joined Anya17 as an official supporter. As you can imagine we’re all very excited about their participation and wish them the warmest of welcomes. The Purple Teardrop Campaign has four main aims:

1. To raise awareness among the general public of the plight of women and children who are trafficked.

2. To try to suppress the demand for trafficked women by making men who use prostitutes aware that they could be contributing to this trade.

3. To promote the Crimestoppers number, 0800 555 111, so that members of the public can give confidential information on locations where they think trafficked women are being exploited.

4. To support the safe houses which provide holistic care for victims who have been freed from trafficking.

To find out more about the Purple Teardrop Campaign follow them on Twitter @TeardropPurple or visit http://www.purpleteardrop.org.uk 

 

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Author: Ben Kaye - Librettist, Co-founder
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October 2nd 2011
Anya17 Nominated for Award!

It was a huge surprise when I heard that ‘Anya17’ has already been nominated for an award!

Despite the fact that the premiere of Anya17 is not until March 7th next year, the Libretto for the Opera has been circulating amongst the Charity community in the UK and abroad, and the result seems to have been a nomination for a HTF Media award at The House of Lords in October!

Let’s not get too excited here, because not only is there ‘many a slip twixt cup and lip’ but also some technicality over dates may make us ineligible both for the Awards for this year, and unfortunately for 2012, but the nomination itself is a great emotional boost to all of us who have worked so hard and for so long on this project – some since 2009. Without Adam Gorb, the RNCM, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool Hope University, Anna, Stu, Lauren, the UN, the supporting Charities, MPs, MEPs and the BBC, what we may have had here could have just have been a still-born dream.

Before I go into full ‘Awards Ceremony Mode’ therefore and start thanking my Agent (who doesn’t exist), my Mother (who definitely does) and my Deity (the Jury’s still out on that one), I would sincerely like to thank all of you for nurturing some nebulous genus of an idea and helped the project to get this far.

Surely the plaudits though must go to my hairdresser…

Well done everyone!

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