Friday, 26 February 2010

‘A Great African Scandal’ a film by Dr Robert Beckford

We are currently in the midst of the annual fairtrade fortnight where all the great people, groups, charities and foundation, get together to promote the many invaluable reasons why we should all buy as much fairtrade products as possible.

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As a celebration of fair-trade fortnight, Hackney’s famous Arcola theatre has got together with the tower hamlets and hackney FT groups to present a free screening of ‘The Great African Scandal’. The film sees lecturer and broadcaster Dr Robert Beckford investigating Ghana’s economic poverty despite its natural wealth in minerals and stable democracy.

The film will be screened at

St Mark's Church Hall,
Colvestone Crescent, Dalston,
Hackney, E8 2NL (between Sandringham Road and Ridley Road)

Tuesday 2 March 2010

6.30pm -7.30pm

Film goers will be invited to stay and chat after the film screening and enjoy a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee and a slice of cake.

For more information, please contact Rachel Carless, Arcola Theatre’s Sustainability Projects Manager, at

0207503 1645

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks a load for posting up the notice! It was a bit of a contrast between the baked earth of the northern Ghana village and the church hall at St Mark's - the heating pipes were fighting the good fight but it was a cold night outside. It was particularly tough seeing how Ghanaian kids are forced into leaving home to try and find work in town - no school of course.

Hopefully we will be arranging another showing and a speaker's panel when Robert Beckford is able to make it.

We were really lucky to have the Speaker of Hackney, Councillor Muttalip Unluer come along as an official representative. he was brilliant - enthusiastic and knowledgeable. If you're holding any formal events in Leabank Square in the near future before the Council changes you really should invite him along - complete with chain of office and his equally positive official driver.