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One child dies every three minutes because of armed conflict. Children should never be affected by war. Full stop.

“Immodesty Blaize the famous burlesque dancer is headlining the first ever War Child UK fundraising ball this summer. Come and join in the fun at Koko’s club, Camden and help raise money for projects in Northern Uganda, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Thursday 28th June.

Want to help raise funds to support important work with children in worn torn areas across the globe? Tickets are £155 each or £1400 for a table of 10.

A bit pricey, but well worth it, and if you can’t afford it yourself, please forward on the details to someone who can. You can also donate at the War Child UK website if you would like to contribute something. Non-financial help I’m sure is also welcome – publicising the cause and contributing to raising awareness will go a long way towards helping!

Please contact wendy@warchild.org.uk for more information or check out the facebook event invitation page here. Some People have worked very hard at organising this event and I’m sure it will be really good.

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St Pauls

A photography exhibition at St. Paul’s Cathedral which documents the ordinary lives and everyday locations caught up in human trafficking and calls for an end to this illegal 21st century trade. The exhibition seeks to expose the reality of trafficking and the action needed to tackle it. Running until the 29th March, produced by Panos Pictures, in partnership with Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International, Eaves and UNICEF UK. Photographs by Karen Robinson and David Rose.

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Three weeks of outdoor performances – gymnastics, dance, art, and music – at Trafalgar Square this month – Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday until Aug 20.

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Awaz by Akademi – A fusion of classical, folk and festive dance that celebrates the dynamism of modern Asian women.

Pax Pace Paz Paix Peace – A powerful evocation of those who fight for peace.

Road to Nowhere by the Shout – A rousing musical theatre performance of Goodbye Old Ship of Mine.

Dervish in Progress by Ziya Azazi – A spectacular performance of contemporary and traditional Sufi dance.

Ritual Imaginaire by Nzi Dada – Funk, Jazz, electronics and African percussion dance and music.

Urban Rotations by Acrojou Acrobatic Theatre – Two performers spin around each other in giant steel wheels.
Return Journey by Expressive Feat – An aerial performance suspended from a sculptural spiral with Palestinian Jazz.

Vem – Beyond Loneliness by Gisele Edwards – Amazing aerial theatre and live music.

Spell by the Cathy Marston Project – Spell celebrates the seduction of summer in London with energy and elegance in dance

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Steve Salfield: Jazz


Saturday 19th August 2006: Jazz in a summer garden

3-6 pm. Vicarage gardens, Baslow.

Steve with friends Sarah (vocals) Chris (piano) Bennett and Geoff Pearson on double bass will be making things swing at a unique afternoon of Jazz and Song in the lovely Vicarage Gardens, Baslow.

All proceeds will go to Village AiD, a Bakewell charity that works in West Africa with poor marginalised rural communities.

Tickets are £6.00 including a strawberry cream tea & a glass of fizzy wine and can be obtained in advance from Village Aid on 01629 814434 or from their offices at Lumford Mill, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell.

Sunday 20th August 2006:

Steve plays a wedding gig in Birmingham with singer Alice Harvey and band led by Eugene Portman. This will include a solo sax set by Steve. It’s a private do but I put it here to remind you that bookings like this are easily arranged by contacting me!

Then I’m off to France for a lot more jazz and back to play for a private party on 16th September.

Friday 29th September: The Strand, Dale Road, Matlock

Steve with that old groover Pete Moxley on piano at one of our regular haunts playing cool and hot jazz. Lovely restaurant. Booking recommended. tel: 01629 584444
Hope to see you soon.


via Steve Salfield

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Zadie Smith discusses her latest book ‘On Beauty’ at Wanstead Library this Saturday – 29th July.

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This is her third novel and was published in 2005, and won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. It’s been referred to in a lot of reviews as a ‘homage to EM Forster’.

Starts at 7.00 p.m. and tickets are £3.


Wanstead Library is in the London Borough of Redbridge

Spratt Hall Road
E11 2RQ

Tel: 020 8708 7400

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Ordinary Liberty

The Cold War Studies Centre and the Institute for the Study of Americas at LSE presents a public lecture by Orlando Patterson who is Professor of Sociology at Harvard, this evening at 6:00 p.m. The lecture focuses on the relevance of what people actually mean by ‘freedom‘ and how these underlying ideas impact on race issues, immigration and multiculturalism in the USA.

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