This year’s Nawroz (New years Celebrated in Kurdistan, Iran and Afghanistan) New Year Party is being organised by Nottingham Refugee Forum’s ‘Tuesday Night Project’ but it’s not on Tuesday. It’s on Sunday 21st March from 5.30pm at The Pakistan Centre, 163 Woodborough Road, Nottingham. The night will include live music & delicious food from Afghanistan Iran & Kurdistan. Tickets £7 in advance or £10 on the door. Full details: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2010/02/446426.html
The first in the new series of Small World Cinema food & film showings is on Wednesday 23rd September at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St, Forest Fields. The event is organised by Afghan users of the Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum and any profits go to pay for the Afghan party there on 23rd October.
There will be Afghan Vegan food (for a donation) served at 7pm. The Film is called Afghan Star and will start at 8pm. Details of the event can be found in the Veggies/Sumac events diary and info about the film can be found at:-
URGENT CALL OUT for activists, legal observers, journalists and video activists to support migrants in Calais, France against imminent police attack and deportation!
Information from activists on the ground in Calais points to the police preparing to destroy some or many of the ‘jungles’ housing around 1,800 migrants in Calais, sometime this week beginning Monday 20th July. These ‘jungles’ are where people who have travelled across Europe wait in makeshift shelters, with little food or medical assistance, for their nightly attempts to get onto lorries making the crossing to the UK. Many of the migrants will be unaware of this threat. Reports from Calais say the French authorities are preparing for the destruction of the make-shift camps next Tuesday, 21st July, with a mass deportation flight to Afghanistan planned on Friday, 24th July.