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Homeless World Cup Glasgow 10-16 July 2016

The Homeless World Cup is currently taking place in George Square, Glasgow, from 10-16 July. It is a pioneering event which started in 2001 and now has involvement from more than 70 countries, with more wanting to join in. It touches 100,000 homeless people a year through football but, as

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Thirty Million Film Synopsis www.thirtymillionfilm.org

A new film about Climate Change was released by Raw Cinematics a few days ago called Thirty Million, co-directed by Daniel Price, Polar Arctic Researcher and Founder of the PoletoParis bike ride and run which Kathryn, our Executive Officer, took part in last Autumn, in order to raise awareness of Climate

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The ABC of BAFTS’ 2016 Conference -Amazing Bristol Create Centre Conference!

It is already well over two weeks since the BAFTS’ 2016 Annual Conference took place, and yet the thanks and praise for what was probably our best Conference yet still rings in our ears. Despite problems with the late announcement of a road race which could have made direct access

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Ecuador Earthquake 16/04/16 (Fashion Revolution) by Laura Cave (Just Trade UK Ltd)

Laura is currently on her annual visit to our producer groups in Ecuador and Peru.  On 16th April a devastating earthquake hit Ecuador as she was travelling between groups.  Below is her story: Saturday 16th April After a productive two days working with the artisans in Sosote, in the province of Manabi, Vilma

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BAFTS’ Annual Conference Timetable 15/16 May 2016 Bristol (revised 5th May)

This is the timetable for our Annual Conference which is being held on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th May at the Create Centre Bristol, although it may be subject to change. You can see from their website that they have won a lot of awards for Green Tourism, and also a

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Middle Eastern and African Banquet, Durham, fundraising event

Kathryn, our Marketing and Membership Coordinator, had the opportunity to attend a Middle Eastern and African Banquet on 13th February in Durham Town Hall; a major fundraising event for Durham Palestine Educational Trust and Ruth First Educational Trust, who sponsor graduate students from Palestine and Southern Africa respectively to study

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JTS Scotland: RICE REVOLUTION by RHONA KIERNAN (YRE Scotland) Jan 6th 2016

The following article is kindly reproduced with permission from BAFTS’ supplier member JTS, in connection with their Kilombero Rice Launch a few weeks ago. The article was written by Rhona Kiernan, of Young Reporters for the Environment, Scotland. “Education is often taken for granted in Britain, and children complain about

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Scottish Fair Trade Awards Ceremony 2015 and producers from Eswatini Kitchen

*This article is kindly reproduced (in amended, shortened format) from the Scottish Fair Trade Nation website, to focus more heavily on the producer visit and one category, namely Outstanding Achievement of the Year. For full details of all the category winners, please refer to the entire article on their website.

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British Library Exhibition: “West Africa: Word, Symbol and Song” (until 16 Feb 2016)

If you have the good fortune to travel to London before the 16th February next year, we would exhort you to visit the British Library exhibition on “West Africa: Word, Symbol and Song”. This showcases memorabilia from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of

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Climate Change: COP21, arabica coffee and Palestinian almonds

Readers are probably aware of the impending Climate Talks in Paris. France will host and preside over the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015” from November 30th to December 11th. COP21 will be a crucial conference,

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