Nicaragua and Latin America events February - May
NSC News | Monday, 24 February 2014 |
Get involved in Fairtrade Fortnight & Nicaragua Solidarity events in London, Bristol, Reading,Oxford and Sheffield.
Fairtrade Fortnight 24 February – 9 March
Make bananas fair. Over the past ten years UK supermarkets have almost halved the shelf price of bananas while production costs have doubled trapping farmers and growers in poverty. Take action by following this link!
Estelí Week 21 February – 1 March
Monday 24 February. The Winter Gardens, 1pm-3pm
Student Society Lemon Fresh will be in the Winter Gardens making piñatas. 1pm-3pm
Monday 24th February. Coffee Revolution, 7pm-8pm
Join the debating society in Coffee Revolution at the Sheffield University Student’s Union to hear the arguments around ‘This house would make American pay reparations to Nicaragua’.
Tuesday 25th February. The West End Pub (412 Glossop Road, S10 2JD), 7.30pm-9.30pm
Come along to a bilingual poetry evening. Listen to the soothing sounds of poetry read in Spanish and some Nicaraguan inspired poetry in English.
Wednesday 26th February. Jessop West Exhibition Space, 6pm-9pm
Come along to a showing the 'Fog of War' with a chance for discussions afterwards.
Thursday 27th February. Ebenezer Hall, (Greenhow Street, Walkley, S6 3TP). 10am-12 midday
A special workshop hosted by Alegría Arts for children to learn about the dances and rhythms from our twin town. For children aged 4-8years (some flexibility). £6 per child or £3 for one hour.
Thursday 27th February. Winter Gardens. 1pm-3pm
Join Students for Estelí and Sheffield University Art Society at the Winter Gardens for some Nicaraguan style mural painting and discover your artistic side.
Thursday 27th February. Sheffield University Student’s Union. 5pm-6.30pm
join Son de America, Sheffield’s finest Latin American folk dance group where they’ll take you through your paces at some of the most iconic Nicaraguan folk dances, from the Caribbean coast to the capital of folklore, Masaya.
Friday 28th February. Sheffield Hallam University. 6pm-8.30pm
La Yuma, an inspiring portrayal of a young woman’s journey from the barrios of Managua to the career as a boxer that she dreams of.
Throughout the week...
A photography exhibition exploring the experience of women in both towns as well as perspectives of street life from both places will be in the Winter Gardens and also in Tamper coffee off West Street.
The Three Bears Cafe at Sharrow Community Forum 8pm-4pm, Mon-Fri. (Just off Sharrow Lane, S7 1DB) will be serving a Nicaraguan inspired Enchilada option every day and 50p of each one sold will go towards our fundraising for project in Esteli. A great excuse to pop in to refuel in between attending the above events!
Friday, 28 Feb, LONDON, 7.30pm, Pub Quiz to raise funds to pay salaries of teachers in a pre-school in Managua, Upstairs room, The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR, Tube, Russell Square, Kings Cross, Chancery Lane.
Organised by Islington – Managua Friendship Association.
Sunday 2 March, OXFORD, 2.30pm Blackfriars Church, St Giles'. Performance of the beautiful Nicaraguan Misa Campesina. Meet people afterwards and buy some of our Nicaraguan goods - coffee, cards and lots more!
Sunday 2 March, READING, supporters of the Reading San Francisco Libre Association (RSFLA) will be among the 16,500 runners in the Reading Half Marathon. David Grimes was a long time activist in RSFLA who died in 2012. Runners will be raising funds for a trust set up in his name which supports projects in San Francisco Libre.
Monday 3 March, READING,7.30pm, Civic Centre. Jimmy Zamora, from the Nicaraguan NGO APREDEN, will speak at an event to celebrate the twinning between Reading and San Francisco Libre, hosted by the Mayor Marian Livingstone. Jimmy will be in Reading from 25 February until 10 March and will also participate in the Reading Half Marathon – see above - visit Bulmershe, Reading Girls and Redlands Schools, meet Association members and friends, and visit local community groups, RISC and the RBH.
International Women Day events, Saturday 8 March
BRISTOL, 7.30 – 10.30pm, MShed, Princes Wharf, Bristol BS1 4RN, Changing the lives of women and girls: an evening of debate, music and film
Fairtrade coffee producer, Margarita Espinoza, from Soppexcca Co-operative, Nicaragua
Music from The Cat’s Pyjamas and Makala Cheung
Film Screening ‘In the House, In Bed and On the Streets’, direct from the Feminist Film Festival in London ‘En la casa, la cama y la calle’, follows an inspiring Nicaraguan women’s rights group, Puntos de Encuentro, as it works to end sexual violence at home, in bed and in the streets through a powerful blend of mainstream media and grassroots organizing.
Panel debate ‘What can be done here and internationally to end violence against women?’
Fairtrade welcome drink and nibbles included
Women and Men welcome!
Organised by Bristol Link with Nicaragua and Bristol Fairtrade Network in association with MShed.