Summer Fair - 15 June 2019
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.
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
Singer from Turkey, performing traditional Kurdish songs, accompanied by Les Levidow on violin.
Amnesty International campaigner for refugees and Syrian refugee
From the International Centre for Eritrean Refugees
Islington Councillor and Congolese refugee
Sudaness human rights campaigner and refugee
Islington Refugee Centre
Everyone's favourite lucky dip but with a twist...
Discount new and second hand books
Thank you to local business for some amazing prizes
Fun for the kids and adults too: you're never too old to be a tiger...
Simple ways you can take action for Human Rights across the world and in the UK straight away/
Details to be confirmed
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.