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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.

Posted 06:41 Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: Ashburnham Place Chan Reid Community of Sanctuary Dominika Hicks East Sussex Community and Faith Action for Vulnerable Syrian Families Festival By The Lake Gwyneth Herbert Hannah Atkins Hastings CCE Hastings Supports Refugees Ian Shaw John Hegley King Size Slim Lianne Carroll Los Twangeros Refugee Week Samaki Afrobeat Sarah Jane Morris Syria Syrian Resettlement Scheme The Whole Shebang Tourist Information Centre Trinity Wholefoods

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.

Posted 18:39 Monday, Feb 26, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Buddy Chile City of Sanctuary community Hastings refugee Rossana Leal Syria welcome

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.

Posted 14:05 Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 In: Film Tags: electric palace cinema Hani Fakhani President Bashar al Assad Syria Syria's Disappeared

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 She’ll be talking about why she wrote the book and giving some readings, including new and unpublished work.

Posted 08:57 Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 In: Literature Tags: Bronwen Griffiths refugees Syria

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.

Posted 09:58 Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 In: Election 2017 Tags: Afghanistan Amber Rudd Chris Coverdale election Iraq Nuremberg Syria UNESCO war

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.

Posted 10:04 Thursday, May 18, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Abood Saba Hajjal Biochar Bsoame Chandra Masoliver CHECO Contemporary Historical Examination of Current Operations Craig Sams Ghassanids Green and Black’s Organic Chocolate Grunt Free Press Hajjal Josephine Fairley Kenneth Sams Rolloplanes Saba Sabeans Seed Syria The Journal of Organic Living UFO Sam Wellington Square Natural Health Centre Yeman

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.

Posted 08:28 Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Bronwen Griffiths Doctors in Syria UK Action For Refugees Hastings Supports Refugees Jamie Osborn Jane Grimshaw Stand With Aleppo Syria

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.

Posted 21:33 Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: Concordia Hall Hastings Supports Refugees Jamie Osborn Links Project refugees Stade Open Space StandwithAleppo Syria
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