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An eve of appeal vigil for Sam was held in torrential rain (and hailstones) on Tuesday 15 May 2012 at St John’s Church, Hoxton.
Supporters released 100 balloons symobising Sam’s hopes for freedom. Local Irish traditional musicians provided while the vicar of St Jonhs, Rev Graham Hunter led a dedication and prayers for a just outcome to Sam's appeal.
The campaign hosted n exhibition by artist and stalwart campaign supporter, Patrick Maguire on Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May 2012 at the Green Hut, Hoxton.
The centrepiece work was Barcode a high quality limited edition print created by Patrick in conjunction with the UK's leading master printmaker, Kip Gresham. Barcode depicts significant numbers and dates in Sam Hallam’s life.
As one of the Maguire Seven, Patrick was wrongly convicted of explosives offences in 1975 at the age of just 13. Kip Gresham has been making original prints for artists, galleries and publishers for over 30 years, and has worked with some of the world's leading artists.
See a selection of Patrick Maguire’s art here.
Someone to Blame – a powerful drama telling Sam Hallam’s story was performed at the Kings Head Theatre in Islington from 6 March to 31 March 2012. The play written by Tess Berry-Hart and directed by David Mercatali received overwhelmingly positive reviews from theatre critics including this four star review in the Independent newspaper. Many offers of support for Sam's campaign were received from audience members who had previously been unaware of his cvaseAlexander Gatehouse, Keith Hill, Vincent Jerome and Bradley Taylor as well as all the Kings Head staff.
A date for Sam Hallam's Court of Appeal hearing has been set. The hearing will take place at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2 2LL on Wednesday 16 May and Thursday 17 May 2012 before Lady Justice Hallett.
The Sam Hallam Campaign held a successful benefit evening at the Lion and Lamb pub in Hoxton. Acclaimed Enfield band Black Danny gave a storming performance while Patrick Maguire sold silk screen posters of his new work Barcode which highlights Sam’s years of wrongful imprisonment. Many thanks to everyone who made the evening a great success .