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Summer Fair - 15 June 2019

Summer Fair organised by Islington and Hackney Amnesty Group
Islington Green Summer Fair
Time:12-5pm          Date: Saturday 15th June 2019          Venue: Islington Green N1 1QN

Islington and Hackney Amnesty Group are celebrating the contribution made by refugees to our community with their annual eclectic summer fair that mixes international music and food with traditional British summer stalls.

Sudanese singers, Syrian speakers and Kurdish musicians will be side by side with tombola, book stalls and home-made cakes on Islington Green on Saturday 15 June. With activities for children and the opportunity to take action for human rights  there will be something for everyone at this free event.

MCing the event will be multi award winning Comedian/Writer/Actor/Activist Of intersectional proportions Sajeela Kershi.



  • Shurooq Abu Elnaas

Sudanese vocalist Shurooq has appeared on MBC television (UAE) and performed at the Cairo Opera House to great aclaim. Her musical repertoire spans the Sahel and Arab world with her own songs bringing elements of
romantic imagery "Beheb el Leyl" (I love the Night) and political awareness.

Her anti-war song "Um al Yatama" (Mother of Orphans) was written for her by Mahjoub Sherif, the late "People's Poet" of Sudan, while her latest release "Min Aglik ya Watani", with lyrics by AbdelGadir elKuteyabi, expresses solidarity with the freedom movement in Sudan. Do not miss the opportunity to see this unique performer live.

  •  Najm al-Dulaimi

Singer from Deir ez-Zor in Syria, accompanied by musicians playing traditional Syrian instruments.

  • Afrika Jambo Band

featuring Mr Kawele, singer and guitarist from DR Congo

  • Zelal Sahin

Singer from Turkey, performing traditional Kurdish songs, accompanied by Les Levidow on violin.



  • Ghias Aljundi

Amnesty International campaigner for refugees and Syrian refugee

  • Sarah Hailey

From the International Centre for Eritrean Refugees

  • Michelline Ngongo

Islington Councillor and Congolese refugee

  • Najlaa Elkhalifa

Sudaness human rights campaigner and refugee

  • Islington Refugee Centre




  • Tombola

Everyone's favourite lucky dip but with a twist...

  • Books

Discount new and second hand books

  • Raffle

Thank you to local business for some amazing prizes

  • Facepainting

Fun for the kids and adults too: you're never too old to be a tiger...

  • Amnesty International

Simple ways you can take action for Human Rights across the world and in the UK straight away/



  • World fair

Details to be confirmed

  • Cakes

Delicious home baking to tempt everyone



  • Schools art competition

Please contact us to take part


The event has been organised by Islington and Hackney Amnesty Group to highlight the challenges facing asylum seekers in the UK as part of Amnesty Internationals I Welcome refugees campaign.


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