Angel Canal Festival Sunday September 4th 2001 11 - 5
The Islington Fairtrade Steering Group is very excited to be participating in this year’s Angel Canal Festival.
The day promises to be a fun filled day for families and residents of the area. It is based around the City Road Lock on Regent’s Canal, Islington, London N1. Attractions will include a children’s fun fair, boat trips, regatta, art projects, live music and theater, and boats on display.
Our stall will be one of 80 to include everything from clothes and jewelery to food and drinks.
At our stall will be Just Change as well as Zaytoun serving up delicious treats. Some face painting by volunteers is also on offer in case they are any interested youngsters. All in all it will be a loverly day to celebrate both the local treasure which is the Regent’s Canal as well as Fairtrade in Islington.
So please come join us in what promises to be a fun filled day!
Angel Canal Festival: Sunday September 4th 11:00 – 17:00
- Mark Thomas gig at Tricycle supports Zaytoun
Ealing Fairtrade group helped Mark Thomas support Zaytoun by manning a stall during the interval at his comedy show (run) at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, London NW6 7JR on Friday 13 May – it was a sell-out.
The show itself was inspiring, informative and very funny!
His walk along the Israeli / West Bank border led to his support of Palestinian farmers and Zaytoun sell Fairtrade olive oil, olives and other items. £105.00 sales of goods were made on the night!
The show continues until 28 May at the Tricycle Theatre and goes nationally after that.
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The Islington Fairtrade Group and a local Fairtrade business, Zaytoun, successfully co-hosted an evening last Tuesday (30/11/2010) at the Pleasance Theatre. The event was in support of comedian Mark Thomas who performed his act, Walking the Wall: Extreme Rambling. He and Zaytoun share a passion about bringing social change to the Palestinian people.
Pictured left to right: Heather Masoud from Zaytoun, Mark Thomas comedian and activist, and Patrick Reyburn from Islington's Fairtrade Group.
Zaytoun representative, Heather Masoud, was present to greet members of the community with free samples of bread to dip in their delicious olive oil and spice za’atar. They were eager to support such a worthy cause as Mark’s work. Zaytoun, which means ‘olive’ in Arabic, is a Fairtrade and Soil Association approved importer of Palestinian produce. They operate as a growers’ co-operative, and are based in Islington with distribution all over the UK.
Mark Thomas delivered a roomful of laughter and thought provoking humour in which he described his epic journey along the full length of the separation border between Israel and Palestine. Mark displayed candour and a heartfelt interest in the complicated world that exists there. He described the best meal he has ever had when he spoke of being greeted by an elderly Palestinian woman after a long day’s walk. As a stranger, she welcomed him into her home for tea and food. Her generosity was relived with many of the people Mark met along his way, who opened up their homes and shared their stories.
There will be another performance by Mark Thomas at the Pleasance Theatre on Tuesday December 14th. This material is a build up to his national tour beginning in January 2011 along with the release of a book and DVD of his journey. The upcoming tour is sponsored by both the Fairtrade Foundation and War on Want.
For information on getting involved in future Islington Fairtrade Group events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org