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Festival By The Lake raising funds for Hastings Supports Refugees

Top musicians support festival welcoming refugees to Hastings

Award winning jazz musicians Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw and Sarah Jane Morris, and poet John Hegley, are among the artists appearing at Festival by the Lake on Sunday 24 June, 12 – 8pm in the beautiful surroundings of Ashburnham Place, near Battle, East Sussex.

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The Hastings Refugee Buddy Project

A refugee who arrived in the UK in the 1970s has recently founded a Buddy project for the Syrian families arriving in Hastings through the Government’s Syrian Resettlement Project (SRP). A team of Buddies is now working closely with the council SRP caseworker. Rossana Leal’s inspiration comes from her own experience as a refugee child and she tells us about why it is a project so close to her heart.

Syria's Disappeared

Syria’s Disappeared

There will be a screening of the documentary Syria’s Disappeared at the Electric Cinema at 4.30pm on Saturday 9 September. Hani Fakhani, a former detainee will facilitate a Q and A session after the screening.

Bronwen Griffiths with her book, Not Here, Not Us.

Syrian short stories talk by author

Local author, Bronwen Griffiths will be giving a talk about her book of short stories about Syria, ‘Not Here, Not Us’ at the Cafe Rue de Pera in Queens Road at 6.30pm this Thursday, 27 July. She’ll be talking about why she wrote the book and giving some readings, including new and unpublished work.

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Parliament (photo: Maurice of Zoetermeer, Netherlands/Wikimeda Commons)

Parliament or prison for our MP?

HOT’s Chris Coverdale, an anti-war activist and stickler for the law, believes Britain’s politicians and voters should take the country’s international undertakings on refraining from waging war seriously. Here he examines local MP Amber Rudd’s relevant voting record and asks whether we should re-elect Ms Rudd or send her and her colleagues to prison.

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Craig Sams, the greenest man in Britain (2)

In the second part of her interview with Craig Sams, HOT’s Chandra Masoliver asks him about his grandfather’s arrival in the USA from Syria, his father’s career, and how his family background has influenced the several businesses and initiatives he has launched.

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Candles lit for people of Aleppo

On Saturday (16 December) over 100 people attended a vigil for Aleppo the Stade Open Space. The event was organised by Hastings Supports Refugees to remember the victims of the terrible war in Syria and to send out a message that here in Hastings people are thinking of them. Jamie Osborn from Hastings Supports Refugees writes.

Hastings Supports Refugees in the town centre.

Vigil for Aleppo this Saturday

Along with others around the globe, Hastings Supports Refugees (HSR) has organised a public vigil for the people in Aleppo in Syria. Local resident and HSR member Jamie Osborn has asked HOT to promote this gathering, in the hope that as many of us as possible will come along to show we care. Zelly Restorick writes.

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