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Cate Blanchett to lead charity play reading in Middle Temple Hall on 24 March

Cate Blanchett to lead charity play reading in Middle Temple Hall on 24 March

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New event in London!
It has been announced that Cate Blanchett is set to lead a play reading in Middle Temple Hall for The Kalisher Trust’s annual fundraising.
The play selected for this year event is ‘Land of the Free’ by award winning playwright Diane Samuels and will be performed at Middle Temple Hall on Sunday 24th March 2019. The play reading will run for a max of 90 minutes straight through and will be directed by Joe Harmston. Full casting is to be announced on The Kalister Trust website soon.

Read more information below and if you have the chance to go, don’t miss it!

Land of the Free
DATE: sunday, 24 March 2019
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Middle Temple Hall
TICKETS PRICES: £10 – £60
Tickets Here

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The Kalisher Trust is a legal charity which helps young people from diverse backgrounds to develop the power of advocacy and supports those who aspire to become criminal barristers.

Land of the Free interrogates the conflict between personal and political love as seen in the context of political discourse in the United States from the hysteria of the McCarthy era to the year of the Twin Towers attack. Inspired by real figures and their extraordinary experiences at the hands of the FBI as machine of the American state, her play explores the true price of freedom and the cost of devoting one’s life to fighting for a more just world.

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LAND OF THE FREE
1969, the shores of Lake Champlain, upstate New York. Rosa Gold, wife of radical lawyer Joe Gold, and mother of five, sees a naked woman emerge from the water in the moonlight. Uncompromising and determined, Heidi lives the life Rosa, herself a communist, failed to sustain. Rosa had been arrested for spying for the Soviets in 1949. Joe had been her defence lawyer – he rescued her from the death penalty, then she married him. Still haunting her is the mysterious figure of Bud, FBI agent, defender of the Land of the Brave and the Free.

LAND OF THE FREE explores what it is to be a revolutionary in the USA in the late twentieth century, the nature of personal and political love, marriage for life, betrayal and the struggle to make a fairer world.

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Special thanks to Catepedia from CBF Chat for sharing this news!

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett at a Capernaum screening in London.

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett at a Capernaum screening in London.

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Earlier this week, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett attended a special UNHCR/Picturehouse screening of Capernaum, film starring Zain Al-Rafeea, a Syrian refugee and directed by Nadine Labaki. The movie which opens in the UK on February 22 has got an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign Language Film and the Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Here’s a photo of Cate and Nadine during the event. Enjoy!

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Cate Blanchett at the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

Cate Blanchett at the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

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On Monday, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett has joined some fellow artists in the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony held in Geneva. The award was delivered to Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, a surgeon who runs a remote hospital in South Sudan where he treats people forced to flee conflict and persecution. Cate was also interviewed by British TV presenter Anita Rani. See photos and watch the videos below.


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The keynote speaker at the event, actor Cate Blanchett, who is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, earlier told the audience: “The award tonight marks a great humanitarian achievement.

“It is a formalised way of saying ‘thank you’ to one person specifically, but more importantly, it carries with it the inexpressible thanks to all who work in the humanitarian fields — often at great personal cost.”

She continued: “Hope is embodied by the field workers and volunteers, like our Nansen laureate tonight. People who bring refugees and host communities together. In these people we have not just the ground force, but the beating heart and moral impulse to achieve change.”

Blanchett concluded: “People like Dr. Atar inspire us to build a better future for everybody.”

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Cate Blanchett at the Green Carpet Awards 2018 luncheon

Cate Blanchett at the Green Carpet Awards 2018 luncheon

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During the 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival, Cate Blanchett attended a luncheon with Chopard to launch the Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2018. Here are some photos and an small article.

[…] Sustainability was key the following day, as Livia Firth, founder of Eco-Age, together with Camera Nazionale della Moda’s president Carlo Capasa and Chopard’s artistic director and co-president Caroline Scheufele presented the second Green Carpet Awards, Italia prize, created by the jewelry house.

“The Oscars is always the same statuette, as is the Palme [d’Or] in Cannes, also by Chopard, and going forward this will be the award,” said Firth of the design, which is crafted from Fairmined-certified ethical gold. “And the fact that it is a woman is not a coincidence,” she added.

“It’s very erotic,” Hayek said of the statuette with a laugh. “Women are about temptation after all…”

About the Green Carpet Awards event to be held in Milan on Sept. 23, Firth said, “We’ll have even more surprises this year, last year was an incredible evening and we thought how are we going to replicate it? But we are very happy about how it’s shaping up.”

It was a meeting of the movie and fashion industries as A-listers Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Christoph Waltz and Jeff Goldblum participated at the event at the Cipriani Hotel, which again drew the likes of Pinault, Bizzarri, Piccioli, Sassi and Incontri.

Blanchett, who said she was planning to attend the award ceremony, said it was “a brilliant initiative,” praising Livia Firth as “a real driving force to positively work with brands that have the capacity and leadership position within the industry to make those changes and by example show how to make the economic and cultural shift in the business.”

Blanchett is no stranger herself to sustainability issues. “When my husband [Andrew Utpon] and I ran the Sydney Theater company, one of the first initiatives was to set up solar panels — the theater uses so much electricity,” she said. “We went off the grid.”

Blanchett was in Venice for “pure pleasure,” she explained. “My son has finished his exams, he wasn’t able to come to Cannes [Film Festival], so we are here. There is a brilliant lineup, some really amazing films that in previous years wouldn’t have come to Venice,” she said, describing Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” as a “masterpiece,” and citing “Suspiria,” “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite” by Yorgos Lanthimos and “Peter Loo.”

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Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador addresses the Security Council – Additional Pictures + New clip

Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador addresses the Security Council – Additional Pictures + New clip

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Last Monday Cate attended the UN Security Council meeting in New York and delivered a speech as Goodwill Ambassador for Refugees. The United Nations Facebook page posted a video with a small fragment of her speech. Also, we have added more pictures from that day to our gallery. Enjoy!

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Click on the image to download the HQ version available in the gallery

Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador addresses the Refugee Crisis during the Security Council meeting

Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador addresses the Refugee Crisis during the Security Council meeting

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Today during the Security Council meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, Cate delivered a powerful speech about her experience during her last trip to Bangladesh visiting the Rohingya refugees as part of her work as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. You can watch the video here and we havealso added pictures to our gallery. Enjoy!

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Click on the image to download the HQ version available in the gallery

Cate also gave an exclusive interview to BBC where she described some of her encounters with refugees in the camps and mentioned the big problems refugees still have to face with the lack of basic rights.