Petition update

Over 20,000 have now signed the Joan Rivers petition, but what next?

Meru Nisa Shah
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Aug 14, 2014 — Email all the venues, you may use the template below by Mark Husmann.

When you email please also copy and paste the petition link below.

Not all the venues have an email address, however they do have links where you may leave a message.

There's also telephone numbers which you may call if you do not wish to email or you may choose to do both.

Let's keep the pressure up, and keep sharing.

Below is all the info needed.
Please note: Don't copy and paste the letter as some info needs to be added, such as town or city.


This probably isn't the first email you've received about your forthcoming event - Joan Rivers on (add date) October. You will by now also be aware of Rivers' remarks on Palestinian casualties in the Gaza conflict.

Those remarks are not simply "controversial" - something we may want to discuss and agree or disagree with. They are, instead, ill-informed and highly inflammatory comments, designed to justify what is now widely seen as unacceptable war crimes by the state of Israel. They are- simply put - hate speech. This is illegal under British Law.

I want to kindly ask you to consider banning Rivers from performing at our (venue)

The atmosphere in (add town or city) is one of a very strong public support for the civilians of Gaza, many of which are children. Letting Rivers on stage at this iconic venue in the heart of (add town or city) would do this city much damage. There is already talk of planned protests against this performance.

Please stand with us against hate speech that promotes the killing of innocent people.

And we will stand with you.

Thank you for reading and considering this.

Best wishes

Dates, Venues & Contact info:

Wednesday 8 October
New Theatre - Oxford
0844 871 7615

Thursday 9 October
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
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Friday 10 October
Brighton Centre, Brighton
01273 290131

Saturday 11 October
Windsor Hall (BIC), Bournemouth
01202 451865

Sunday 12 October
Colston Hall, Bristol
0844 887 1500

Monday 13 October
St Davids Hall, Cardiff
029 2087 8500

Tuesday 14 October
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
0121 345 0600.

Wednesday 15 October
Royal Albert Hall, London
020 7589 8212

Thursday 16 October
Royal Albert Hall, London
020 7589 8212

Saturday 18 October(performance 1)
The Auditorium BT Convention Centre, Liverpool Echo Arena
0844 800 0400

Saturday 18 October(performance 2)
The Auditorium BT Convention Centre, Liverpool Echo Arena
0844 800 0400

Sunday 19 October
Manchester Opera House, Manchester
0844 871 3018

Monday 20 October
Nottingham Royal Centre, Nottingham
Call 0115 989 5500


Tuesday 21 October
Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle

Wednesday 22 October
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
0141 353 8000


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