Events

 

Social – HAFSA lunchTuesday 24 July, 1pm

At Ya Sham Lebanese Restaurant, 14 Broadway, West Ealing. All welcome. NB: contact us via our email or text Jean (07739429754) by 20 July so we can let them know numbers. Pay restaurant on the day.

 

Social – Summer Evening by the River Brent: Saturday 4 August, starts 6.30pm, food from 7pm.

At Mary Short’s house, Tallow Road, Brentford.   £10 entry, paying bar, live music, raffle… NB: let us know if you are coming by 1 August for catering purposes.

 

Brentford Festival, Blondin Park: Sunday Sept 2, 12 midday – 6pm.

Helpers needed, we will be setting up from about 11, more details via a later members email.

 

Mini Cultural Palfest: Friday 9, 16, 23, 30 November 7 – 10pm 

Detailed programme to follow.  It will include poetry, spoken word , music, talks etc.

Venues: Hobbayne Centre and on 30th November Ealing Townhall – the Ealing Classic Cinema Club have kindly agreed to host the showing of the film When I Saw You by the acclaimed Palestinian film maker Anne-Marie Jacir.

 

Fundraising film afternoon:  Friday 13 April at 1pm.

`When I Saw You’ (2012) is the second film by Jordan-based Palestinian film-maker Annemarie Jacir. It has won numerous festival prizes all over the world.

The film is set in 1967, when thousands of Palestinian refugees fled to camps in Jordan. It tells the story of 11-year-old Tarek who, along with his mother, has been separated from his father in the general chaos. Tarek goes in search of his father and ends up joining a group of Arab guerrillas. His mother follows, and they eventually try to make their way home with a new-found sense of hope and freedom.

‘Warm, supple and heart-felt’ – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Cinematic poetry.  Beautiful, ground-breaking and deeply, deeply moving’ -Huffington Post

There will be high tea after the film, and a discussion. Please phone or text Marjorie on 07960804650 for directions and to book a place – this helps for catering purposes. E8 or 195 buses. No parking restrictions.

 

Abu Santa’s Grotto:  Sunday 3rd December from 2pm to 5pm 

At Mary’s fantastic house with views on the river, please get in touch for directions.

Entrance is £3

Come for a scrumptious high tea and shop for bargains in our grotto!

(We need new items please to sell in the grotto, if you can donate any, bring on the day or deposit chez Andree07761104609)

 

Stall at West Ealing Xmas Market:  Saturday December 9th from 12 noon 

Melbourne Avenue, W13 9BT (outside library and Sainsbury’s)

Come and visit the stall, we will be selling Palestinian craft and Zaytoun produce.

 

Pianola Concert and Cake: Wednesday 13th December at 7pm

Save yourself the trip to the musical museum and listen to a variety of music on an automatic piano while enjoying a chat and some tea/coffee and cake. Space is limited and booking essential.

Phone or email Bree: 02088101826 , moc.k1532081254ooltu1532081254o@sni1532081254bbor.1532081254eerb1532081254 to reserve a place an get venue details. Donations.

 

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Saturday January 20th from 2.30-5pm

At St Thomas Church Hall, 182 Boston Road, W7 2AD

Our guest speaker will be Dr Marwan Darweish – Principal Lecturer in Peace Studies at Coventry University. More detailed programme at a later date.

We will be looking for new committee members.   Please consider standing, it is not that onerous – we meet circa 5 times a year. Most importantly, we will need a new Treasurer as Cathie is standing down after seven years.