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Nicaragua related events in Tavistock, Bristol & London

NSC News | Tuesday, 1 October 2019 |

Friday, 4 October: LONDON, Islington Managua Friendship Association Pub Quiz. Upstairs room, The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR (Russell Sq, Kings Cross, Chancery Lane). Entry £1 per person. Pub quiz to raise funds for Los Pollitos pre-school in Managua.

Further details: http://www.imfa.org.uk

Saturday, 5 October: LONDON, Food, Farming and Climate Justice march, calling for holistic solutions that protect the wellbeing of people and the planet organised by the Landworkers Alliance, a member organisation of La Via Campesina, an international movement of representing representing over 200 million peasants, small farmers, and agricultural workers. NSC works in solidarity with the Nicaragua Association of Rural Workers (ATC) so will be participating in the march. Assemble North East corner of Hyde Park (off The Mall) to march to a rally in Parliament Sq.


Saturday, 5 October: LONDON, Venezuela – No War, No to Trump’s Blockade! 10am – 3.30pm, Unite The Union, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN. Speakers: Ambassadors Rocio Maneiro (Venezuela,) Guisell Morales-Echaverry (Nicaragua,) & Teresita Vicente (Cuba), Other speakers: Manuel Bueno (Bolivia), Christine Blower (former NUT General Secretary), David Raby (author, Democracy & Revolution), Fidel Narvaez (Ecuador,) Ken Livingstone (former Mayor of London,) Francisco Dominguez (VSC,) Lindsey German (Stop the War,) Tony Burke (Unite) & Gabriel Rodriguez (ITF, Argentina.)

For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solidarity-with-bolivia-yes-to-social-progress-no-to-trump-tickets-70779181437

Saturday, 5 October, OXFORD, Quiz night about Oxford’s eight twinning links including Leon in Nicaragua. 7.30pm West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BT.

Have an enjoyable evening and celebrate the great idea of Twinning and Oxford's international outlook, while supporting a good cause!

Fundraiser to support local farmers in communities around León to diversify their income through developing beekeeping, the project also helps to protect their environment.

No questions about football, the soaps or Strictly, most of the questions can be guessed at!

Bring some friends or come on your own and join in a team. £8 per person or £40 for a ready made teams of 6. To register email: jen_houston@hotmail.com.

The winner gets a hamper of food from each twin city! The raffle prize is great - two tickets for a tour of the BMW Mini factory!

Tuesday, 8 October: BRISTOL, Documentary from the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua, ‘Anthology of Carl Rigby,’ Nicaraguan Afro-descendant poet, performance artist, and song writer. Followed by Q&A with the film director María José Álvarez. 8pm The Cube Microplex, Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD Tickets: £5 (full)/£4 concessions

Tickets: https://www.cubecinema.com/programme/event/antojologia-de-carl-rigby,10891/

Thursday, 10 October: LONDON, Documentary film, The Black Creoles: Memories and Identities Directors: María José Alvarez and Martha Clarissa Hernández | Nicaragua | 90 mins | Luna Films | 2011 | Spanish w/ English Subtitles. This documentary tells the untold story of the Nicaragua's African descendants of the Caribbean Coast. The film shows the testimonies about ancestral customs, dreams and challenges faced by these Nicaraguans of African descent. Followed by Q&A with director María José Alvarez. Organised by Alborada and supported by the Embassy of Nicaragua.

Registrations: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/alborada-5779738934

Friday, 1 November: WHITCHURCH, DEVON, Santa Rosa Fund presents Quiz Night, raising funds for educational initiatives in Nicaragua. 7pm, Whitchurch Village Hall, Whitchurch, Tavistock. Further details: https://www.santarosafund.org/

Tuesday, 19 November: LONDON, Climate justice and agroecology: what we can learn from Nicaragua

7pm Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre. Chester Rd, Highgate, London N19 5DH. (Highgate)

‘Agroecology is a revolution! We are killing the Earth…the most urgent task we face is the search for ways to protect it. ’ Marlen Sanchez, Latin America Agroecology Institute, Nicaragua

Small scale farmers in Nicaragua are among the tens of millions of people globally already directly affected by weather extremes: violent storms, droughts, floods, and crop failure.

Using photos and videos Brittany Oakes and Helen Yuill (Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign) will discuss how Nicaraguan small scale farmers, members of the Association of Rural Workers, are addressing the climate crisis through agroecology programmes that protect the well being of people and the environment.

Further information: http://www.nicaraguasc.org.uk

Saturday, 23 November: LONDON, Latin America Conference 2019. Adelante! 10am-5pm, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ (Euston). NOTE – NEW VENUE!

More than 50 speakers will address 30 seminars and plenaries, discussing the current political and social realities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the threats many face from reactionary forces both internally and from the US under Donald Trump. A great opportunity to meet with campaigners and country experts and enjoy films, stalls, and debate.

The Nicaraguan speakers will be Raquel Dixon, a Sandinista Member of the National Assembly and Michael Campbell, a representative on the Sandinista Youth. Both Raquel and Michael and from the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.

Tickets: £10 waged /£8 unwaged

For full details, conference updates see http://www.latinamericaconference.co.uk

To book tickets https://latinamericaconference.wordpress.com/2019/08/09/latin-america-2019-announced-for-23-november/#more-773