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NSC News | Monday, 4 April 2016 |

Friday, 15 April: LONDON. Book launch of ‘Rosa of the Wild Grass - The Story of a Nicaraguan Family’ by Fiona Macintosh. 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS (Kings Cross & Russell Square tube stations), The book, covering the Somoza period up to 2013, is based on transcripts of interviews with three generations of women from the same family. It’s an extremely vivid account of the history of this period through their lives. Fiona will introduce the book and Charlotte Cornwell will read extracts. Followed by food and wine. Suggested donation of £10. Organised by the Latin America Bureau. RSVP to Mike Gatehouse Mike.Gatehouse@lab.org.uk 01874 730164

Saturday, 16 April: OXFORD. Song de Raiz. Nicaraguan musician Jairo Hernandez from Leon will be taking part in a folk music project with children from Nicaragua and Oxford.  10.45am, Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, St Ebbes St, Oxford OX1 1RL  http://www.folkweekendoxford.co.uk

Sunday, 17 April: OXFORD. La Misa Campesina (Nicaraguan folk mass), 11.30am Blackfriars Chapel, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LY. Organised by the Oxford Leon Link.  If you would like to join the choir contact Jan Marshall: oxfordleonlink@gmail.com 01865 728429 http://www.oxleonlink.org.uk

Sunday 17 April, BRADFORD, Richard Burgon (MP for Leeds East, and a member of the Shadow Cabinet Treasury team) will be speaking about the latest developments in Latin America, plus questions and discussion. 2-4pm. Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, BD18 3EH.  If you would like to join Viva!Bradford for lunch bring some food to share. Further information:01274 591 935 https://www.facebook.com/vivabradford

Monday 18 April: LONDON. Venezuela: No to Regime change – No to US Sanctions! An eyewitness account by Paul Dobson, Venezuela-based journalist; Rocio Maneiro, Venezuelan Ambassador and Carlos Abad, Ecuadorian Ambassador. 6.30pm, Unite, 128 Theobalds Rd, WC1X 8TN (Holborn). To register  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/venezuela-no-to-regime-change-no-to-us-sanctions-tickets-22791948331

Sunday 15 May: SHEFFIELD. Ride for Nicaragua! Cycle through Derbyshire from Endcliffe Park, 10,20 or 50 miles to raise funds for projects in Sheffield’s twin town of Esteli. Further details and registration: http://www.sheffieldestelisociety.org.uk or email rozglencoe@talktalk.net

Saturday 18 June: LONDON. NSC AGM and public event, Unite, 128 Theobalds Rd, WC1X 8TN (Holborn). 11am – 1pm: AGMs of NSC and NSCAG.  2.00 – 3.30pm: Public event with representatives of the Nicaraguan public sector union UNE and the health union FETSALUD. Further details to follow.

Friday & Saturday 19 & 20 August: MACHYNLLETH, West Wales, El Sueno Existe, Latin America music, politics, dance, theatre, film, poetry in Machynlleth, West Wales  SY20 8ER Further information: http://www.elsuenoexiste.com