From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 08 February 2010 15:55
Subject: SEFAN 2010-02-08_02 Burgess Hill Fairtrade & Freedom Festival 28 Feb - 07 March


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From: "Snowdrop Music" <snowdrop1_dot_music_at_virgin_dot_net>
Date: 1 February 2010 22:45:51 GMT
Subject: Fw: Burgess Hill Fairtrade & Freedom Festival

 
 
 BURGESS HILL FAIRTRADE AND FREEDOM FESTIVAL SUNDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2010 TO SUNDAY 7th MARCH 2010

This email is being sent to you because you are either a member of SEFAN or you have received emails before from Snowdrop Music or Robert Eggleston or you are involved in Fairtrade or other organisations in which Robert is involved or are connected to Robert via Facebook. This is not spam email but is a genuine communication of events that are taking place during Fairtrade Fortnight. Please accept my apologies if you regard this email as an intrusion in anyway. You can email me at snowdrop1_dot_music_at_virgin_dot_net if you want to stop future mails.
 
 
The 2nd Annual Burgess Hill Fairtrade & Freedom Festival gets underway on Sunday 28th February when we are delighted that George Alagiah, the lead broadcaster for the BBC news, will be hosting a panel debate in the Martlets Hall on the subject of Fairtrade and trade justice. Entrance to this event is free but space is limited.
 
We then have our big festival weekend which runs from Friday 5th March to Sunday 7th March with all the events again in the Martlets Hall.
The booking line is open on 01444 242888
 
Over this weekend we have:
 

Friday 5th March
Acoustic Fairtrade
This features Phil Beer (one half of acoustic duo Show of Hands) hopefully with Miranda Sykes; 3 Daft Monkeys and Rob Halligan & Gareth Davies Jones
Doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets 14.00
This will be an amazing evening of real passion, protest and frenetic rhythm. A not to be missed night.
 
Saturday 6th March
Fairtrade Fair
We have 20 stalls lined up offering a wide variety of fairtrade and fairly traded goods, gifts and food to buy and sample. There are several information stalls and this will be a great opportunity to learn more about fairtrade and the organisations that support this work.
10.00am to 3.00pm
Entrance to this event is free.
 
Saturday 6th March
Grand Ceilidh
Back by popular demand is ceilidh band ASHA. Last year they took dancers through a storming evening of fantastic dancing. This is great entertainment and it is really worth booking early for this event.
Doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
Tickets are 9.00 each (or 8.00 each when you buy 4 or more)
Food is available separately.
 
Sunday 7th March
Folk, Fairtrade & Freedom
Doors open at 7.30pm. (not 7pm as previous advertised)
This is our 4th benefit gig for Fairtrade & Stop The Traffik as we seek to raise money to help the campaign against the modern slave trade.
What a line up!
Chris Wood (BBC 2 Folk Singer of the year 2009); Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson (one quarter of Waterson Carthy) and Chris Parkinson; and Julie Hall.

This is a line up of artists that will rarely if ever be repeated again. It will be a blend of the lyrical, powerful and searching music and all for such good causes.

(Asha, Chris Wood and Julie Hall are SEFAN members). 

So please could I ask you to do 2 things for me:
 
1. Support the events yourself;
2. Forward this mailshot to as many people as you can and encourage them to come along too.
 
The entertainment is fantastic and the causes need support as they work to change the way people trade and the way they are treated.
The modern slave trade is a curse and your support at these events will help in the fight to combat it.
Just a reminder that the booking line is open on 01444 242888
 
Thank you.
 
 
Robert Eggleston
Chair
Burgess Hill Town Fairtrade
snowdrop1_dot_music_at_virgin_dot_net
0794 779 2033
www.burgesshillfreedomfestival.com

see poster on Bulletin Board webpage _at_ <http://www.sefan.org.uk/BulletinBoard.html#BH_F&FF>
Please contact Robert if you can help distribute / display posters, fliers etc.
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Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

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