Paul Milnes Jazz Night Sat Sep 17

Join us for a convivial evening of jazz (Paul Milnes and friends) and pizza (Bosco and Bee). Pizza from 6pm. Music a bit later. This is not a ticketed event but we would love you to make a donation by clicking here. Proceeds will be split between the Refugee Twinning project and Hill Station maintenance. Food and drink will be on sale at the event.jazz-night-graphic

 

Refugee 2.0 next meeting Jul 16 7pm

NEXT MEETING

This exciting community action is gathering steam. Do something positive. Come along and get involved. Everybody is welcome.

Come along and get involved! If you can write, speak Arabic, raise funds, have ideas, project manage, have good contacts, run events, build things…. we’d love you to be on board with one of our twinning projects to support the human in the refugee camp

Next meeting : 7pm, Sat Jul 16th, Hill Station

Our refugee action meeting on Jun 25 made amazing progress. 16 of us, including lots of new faces, gathered to discuss the project so far (Phase 1), outcomes of impact report and next steps. We also heard from Pamela who has spent time volunteering in Calais, and Boz who is working on a radio soap opera with Syrian refugees.

We focused primarily on the need to raise £14k for Phase 2.

Although there was some support for the original concept of the high profile evening event, it was generally felt that it was both too ambitious in the time frame and not necessary given the required budget. It was held as a concept for Phase 3 and a reconfigured idea was discussed to raise funds and awareness for Phase 2.

In its new format, the evening becomes a several day event building awareness and support. We discussed the following possible elements:

  • Kick off event on International Peace Day (Wed Sep 21) featuring the photojournalism project Soile is doing with Aske’s / the camp

Other events for Thurs / Fri featuring eg

  • Toymaking from recycled materials
  • Edmund Waller singing?
  • Mini Hexayurt building on Hill Station deck / parking area
  • Hexayurts containing experiences eg videos from the project, Syrian refugees living in London storytelling / music / craft, photojournalism display)
  • Stage Hill Station to reflect the camp
  • Run Calais Kitchen pop ups on Fri/Sat/Sun with music
  • Suggested ticket price = annual income eg if you earn £20k you pay £20, if you earn £100k you pay £100

 

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Free money from Sainsbury

Give as you live
sburyA few months ago I registered Bold Vision for Give as you Live and signed up myself. Since then without doing anything different to normal, this has raised over £30 for Bold Vision. You can do it too. It’s very quick and easy then happens automatically when you shop online.

Sainsburys 4%!

And now Sainsbury’s are offering us 4% if you sign up for their new ‘Everyday’ card. Mine just came. If you ever use Sainsburys, get your card here and help support the local community projects like New Cross Learning, Common Growth and Grow Wild without any extra cost to you.

 

Fantastic music at Syrian Refugee Camp Fundraiser Jun 28

Do join us if you can. Tickets £7 on the door. You can buy them in advance as a perk here – select Fundraiser

We will also have a brilliant prize draw on the night… as well as a bar, puddings, music and dance performances plus a chance to hear more about the project.

Prizes for the draw include 2 tickets to see The Audience starring Kirsten Scott Thomas as the Queen and our very own Sylvestra Le Touzel as Mrs T. To make this even more exciting you will get a back stage tour and a glass of champagne with some members of the cast.

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