Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   2 September 2022
Palestine On The Pier 2022
Sunday 4 September. 12 noon until 6pm. Free Entry

The flags are up, the stage is set, dresses have arrived and we have entertainers, traders and artists on their way to create a fantastic event showcasing the best of Palestinian culture. So, here's the main stage line up:

12.10 Jamal and Alaa
1.10  Storyteller Elias Matar
1.40  Hawiyya Dance Company
2.10  Heritage Dress Display
2.50  The Owlers
3.30  Modern Dress Display
4.10  Hawiyaa Dance Company and DJ Saliah
4.30  Samer Rashed
6.00  DJ Saliah

Talking Tent
12.30  Miranda Allan: 'Growing up in a refugee camp in Jordan'
1.20  Iyas Al Qasem: 'Expulsion: A Family Divided'
2.30  Leah Levane: 'Visiting Masafer Yatta - a community under threat'
3.20  Elias Mattar: 'Being Palestinian in Israel'
4.10  Momo Abu Zard: 'A Palestinian life in exile'

Saturday's Events
  • Dress Preview
    The White Rock Hotel TN34 1JU. Saturday 3 September. 10 until 5pm.
    This collection of heritage thobes has never been displayed in the UK before - here's a chance to see them up close before the big day. The dresses are from all over Palestine - Haifa, Jerusalem, Gaza, Hebron - as well as towns that no longer exist like Bir Seb'a. This is also an opportunity to view some of the modern dresses by award-winning designer Imtiyaz Hussein from Ramallah who has won acclaim for bringing tatreez to a modern audience.

  • Tatreez workshops at The Nest - £5 per person. Palestinian tatreez expert Miranda Allan is running 2 tatreez workshops at The Nest TN34 3EW in the Old Town on Saturday, all bookable through Eventbrite. The Art of Tatreez (Beginners) Sat 3 Sept 11am-1pm Eventbrite.and The Art of Tatreez (for those with some experience of needlework) Sat 3 Sept 2-4pm. Eventbrite.

    Saturday and Sunday
  • Areej Kaoud at the Big Yin. Areej will be showing two works at the Big Yin gallery over the weekend - one is a light box piece 'Silent Sirens.' The other is a painting/Egyptian carpet piece called 'Mother Tongue.' Both works share a theme around a political play on words.
    Saturday 3rd 11am - 5pm and Sunday 4th 12 noon - 3pm. The Big Yin Gallery is at 1 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6AE.

    As we believe this should be a free event, we are raising funds to cover costs. Please support this unique event by contributing to our Crowdfunder.

    Palestinian Flags Flying In Hastings
    We started getting ready for Sunday by raising the flags.

    For more information see our website, and our Facebook event page.
    The programme for the event can be downloaded here.

    Information stalls

    There will be on information stall this Saturday 3 September. We will re-start our stalls from 10 September - 12.00 noon until 2 pm (weather permitting) in the town centre near Millets.

    Vigil for Gaza

    Thanks to everyone who came to support the vigil to mourn and commemorate the lives of the 16 children - aged between four and 18 years old - who were murdered by Israel in the recent bombing campaign against Gaza. We read their names and displayed their photos because our complicit media refuses to report this disgraceful slaughter. We thought of all the young people in Gaza whose childhoods have been forever changed by another terrifying assault against them. Facebook post.

    Sadly the death toll of children rose to 17 when 10 year old Layan al-Shaer succumbed to the wounds she sustained after Israeli missiles hit a residential neighbourhood in the city of Beit Hanoun. Gaza Girl Succumbs to Wounds.

    Hastings Friends of Al-Mawasi
    Next organising meeting:
    White Rock Hotel opposite Hastings Pier at 2.30pm on Saturday 10 September. All ideas and contributions welcome! Facebook event page.


    Protest Against Instro in Sandwich

    Friday 23 September 1pm Guildhall Square, Sandwich
    Instro Precision is a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, which supplies 85% of Israel's military drones used to target civilians, schools, medical facilities, media and essential services. Instro's engineers design and manufacture optical components that enable drones, planes, tanks and guns to fix on their targets. They advertise their kit as 'battle-tested' on Palestinians.
    Facebook event page.

    Hastings and Rye PSC online membership and donations

    Becoming a member of Hastings and Rye PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We now have an online membership payment form. It can also be used to renew membership. The work of Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity could not continue without the generous donations from members of the public. If you would like to support our work without becoming a member please visit our shop page here and see the right hand column: Donate to Hastings & Rye PSC.

    Recent Hastings and Rye PSC newsletters:

    10 August 2022
    3 August 2022
    1 August 2022

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