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Forthcoming Nicaragua related events

NSC News | Tuesday, 13 February 2018 |

Forthcoming events in Bristol, Bradford, Leicester, London, Machynlleth (West Wales), Sheffield, Tavistock, Reading

Tuesday 27 Feb, BRISTOL. Nicaraguan Fairtrade producer Urania Hernandez (coffee, cocoa, SOPPEXCCA) will be guest of honour and will give a presentation at a Fairtrade Fortnight social event, 7.30pm, Palestine Museum 27 Broad St, Bristol BS1 2HG. Vegan food available. This event takes place as part of Fairtrade Fortnight 26 February – 11 March see https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Get-Involved/Current-campaigns/Fairtrade-Fortnight for details.

Thursday 8 March, LONDON. Celebrating International Women’s Day Nicaraguan style. Everyone welcome! Nicaraguan music, snacks, film clips and discussions with women who have visited and volunteered in Nicaragua. Guest speaker: Guisell Morales, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK and Ireland.  6.30 - 9pm. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8JR (tube: Kings Cross, Chancery Lane, Russell Square).
Further details from Nicaragua Solidarity campaign. nsc@nicaraguasc.org.uk

Thursday 15 March, LONDON. Keep Trump's Hands Off Latin America: No to US Sanctions on Venezuela and  Nicaragua, No to military threats. Speakers: Chris Williamson MP; Christine Blower, NEU - NUT Section; Dr. Francisco Dominguez (co-author of ‘ Right-Wing Politics in the New Latin America: Reaction and Revolt’.) plus guests from Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Organised by Venezuela Solidarity Campaign and supported by NSCAG http://www.venezuelasolidarity.co.uk/

Friday 16 March, 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

Friday 16 March, LEICESTER. Global Challenges-Sustainable Solutions: Learning from Leicester’s twin town in Nicaragua.  9am – 4pm at Leicester City Council, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ. The Leicester Masaya Link Group is helping to organise the annual conference for the East Midlands Regional Centre for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development and will be running interactive workshops using examples from projects in Masaya to highlight the impact and importance of the Sustainable Development Goals. http://www.leicestermasayalink.org.uk

Sunday 18 March, BRADFORD. Viva!Bradford AGM . Food will be provided from 1pm before the meeting starts. Short 'business' meeting followed by a guest speaker and a film.  2 – 4pm, Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Shipley. https://www.facebook.com/vivabradford

Sunday 18 March, READING. Runners from Met Department at Reading University will be running Reading Half Marathon to raise funds for education and environmental projects in San Francisco Libre, Reading’s twin town. http://www.twitter.com/sflReading

19 – 23 March, SHEFFIELD.  Estelí Week at Sheffield University.  This will include a quiz on Tuesday 20 March in Bar One, a film showing and other events TBC.

Friday 23 March, SHEFFIELDGrand street naming of Estelí Parade and unveiling of information board at 2.30pm Millsands, Sheffield S3 8DT with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Guisell Morales, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, and Mayor of Estelí (TBC), refreshments and drinks. A celebration of more than 30 years of friendship and twinning. https://sheffieldestelisociety.org.uk/

Friday 23 March, Whitchurch, nr TAVISTOCK. The Santa Rosa Fund is having a Quiz Night to raise funds for projects in Nicaragua, Whitchurch Village Hall, nr Tavistock, Devon. http://www.santarosafund.org/

Thursday 5 April, LONDON, Education in Nicaragua public meeting with speaker Antonio Zepeda, General Secretary of ANDEN, the Nicaraguan teachers’ union. Other speakers to be confirmed. 6.30pm, UNITE, Theobald’s Road, London WC1X 8TN. (Holborn). www.nscag.org

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. Details as per Friday, 16 March.

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

Saturday 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   

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/

Saturday 29 September, LONDON, NSC’S 40th anniversary. This will be our main celebration event and will include music, an exhibition, displays of solidarity materials, and a guest speaker from Nicaragua, speakers/panel discussion with those involved in different aspects of our work over the last four decades, Nicaraguan lunch and cake!  Further details to be confirmed.