Author boosts human rights evening

World music featuring author Louis de Berni�res, a Tamil singer from Sri Lanka and drumming from The Gambia will be performed on August 27 to help protect human rights worldwide.

World music featuring author Louis de Berni�res, a Tamil singer from Sri Lanka and drumming from The Gambia will be performed on August 27 to help protect human rights worldwide.

The Evening of World Music, in aid of Amnesty International, will see Mr de Berni�res, of Captain Corelli's Mandolin fame, playing the mandolin, award-winning Tamil singer Jesu Manoharan performing songs from Sri Lanka and India, the Manding Band and Djansa on African drums, Bridget Cousins playing Irish harp music and Robbz playing the blues and folk on guitar and harmonica.

The event, which also aims to raise awareness of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, is part of the Harleston and Waveney Festival. It takes place at the Swan Hotel in Harleston on Thursday, August 27, from 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Swan Hotel (01379 852221) and, from August 1, Diss Tourist Information Centre (01379 650523), priced at �3, or on the door at �4.

For further information, see the local Amnesty website: www.amnesty.org.uk/diss, or call Andrew on 01379 852301.