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We organise and participate in a variety of events to raise awareness of the work of our partner organisations and situation in Nicaragua and to fundraise for our work in the UK.

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Wales NSC and affiliated twin towns in England and Scotland organise a wide range of events to promote their work and that of their Nicaraguan partners.


Wednesday 11 April 2018, LEICESTER. Marking over 30 years of friendship, solidarity and learning between Leicester and Masaya.  6- 8pm at the Chapel Café, Bishop Street Leicester, LE1 6AF.  The event will include displays of archival material, presentations about our development projects and educational work and interviews with participants in Masaya and Leicester documenting the mutual benefits that the twinning has brought to both cities. We will also discuss the current challenges for international twinning links and global learning, the outcome of which will feed into a research brief we have been commissioned to undertake by Leicester City Council. . http://leicestermasayalink.org.uk

Friday 20 April. LONDON. Pub Quiz to raise funds for pre-school in Managua. Entry costs £5 per person. Every penny goes to our school in Nicaragua to pay the wages of seven teachers. Decent yet inexpensive food served in the pub. 7.30pm Upstairs room, The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR. (Russell Square, Kings Cross, Chancery Lane). Further information: Tony on 07901 716045. Organised by Islington – Managua Friendship Association, see http://www.imfa.org.uk

Sunday 22 April, OXFORD. Performance of the Misa Campesina (Nicaraguan folk Mass), 11.30am, Blackfriars Church, 64 St Giles, Oxford.  Organised by the Oxford – Leon Association (OLAT). https://www.oxleonlink.org.uk/   OLAT is looking for musicians and singers to take part; if you are interested please contact jen_houston@hotmail.com or phone 07751 626006

Monday 30 April, BRISTOL, 6.30 – 8pm: Football in South America, and other histories of teamwork and nationalism,  How did football become South America's most popular sport?  Matthew Brown, Professor in Latin American History, University of Bristol, explores the historical circumstances that led to the rise of the 'people's game', 'the beautiful game'. From British 'informal' empire in South America in the nineteenth-century, to the rise of nationalism in the twentieth, the lecture explores what it means to play together, to dream together and to work together as a team. Half time raffle with proceeds to Bristol Link with Nicaragua. BS8 1RJ, Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Park Row, Bristol, BS8 1RJ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/football-in-south-america-and-other-histories-tickets-43599876404

Sunday 20 May, BRISTOL. Copa Sandino 2018, hotly contested annual men’s and women’s football fundraiser for projects  in Bristol’s twin town of Puerto Morazán. To register a team contact alix.hughes@bristol.gov.uk  

Sunday, 20 May, SHEFFIELD, Ride for Nicaragua 2018. Join Sheffield Esteli Annual two peaks bike ride to raise funds for projects in Esteli. 10, 20 or 50 mile options. Further details and registration: https://sheffieldestelisociety.org.uk/category/events/

Saturday 30 June, LEICESTER. NSC /NSCAG AGMs  and public event. Details to be confirmed.

Sunday 1 July, SHEFFIELD. Ceilidh to raise funds to support projects in Sheffield’s twin town of Estelí. https://sheffieldestelisociety.org.uk/

Saturday 21 July, MACHYNLLETH, WEST WALES. El Sueño Existe, annual Victor Jara Festival, music, politics, workshops, dance, poetry, theatre, inspiration!  Nicaragua will be the theme of this year’s event.  Further information:  https://elsuenoexiste.wordpress.com/