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£2,392
raised of £3,800 target by 68 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,392 to hold Palestine on the Pier, a free, day-long event for the whole family on Hastings Pier. Music, food, dance, fashion, stalls and more!

    Hastings, East Sussex
    Funded on Saturday, 10th September 2022

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    Palestine on the Pier is a free cultural festival on Hastings Pier on 4 September which celebrates the best of Palestinian culture.

    As well as music, food, dance and craft, this year we are flying over a collection of hand-embroidered Palestinian dresses – some over 150 years old – to form a spectacular ‘catwalk’ centrepiece of the celebrations.

    Our event showcases Palestinian artistes in the UK as well as from Palestine itself but raising the funds to keep this event free and open to all has been a tough call.

    We need your help!

    The very first Palestine on the Pier took place last year with music, food, dance, storytelling and craft, attracting a crowd of over 1000.

    This year hosts Hastings Pier Entertainment and Hastings & Rye PSC are taking over the whole pier with a full programme of entertainment and activities for the whole family and hoping to attract over 3000 guests.

    Check out our promo video here.

    One notable performer will be acclaimed Palestinian viola player and composer Samer Rashed, flying in from occupied East Jerusalem, to showcase his latest album: ‘Tales of the Gypsy Jazz’, a unique Arabic twist on the genre.

    The all-female dance troupe Hawiyya will take to the stage with their memorable brand of contemporary storytelling combined with traditional dabke, as well as musicians Jamal and Alaa

    There will be a children’s corner featuring Palestinian storyteller Elias Matter and kite-making workshops, a number of stalls selling Palestinian food and drink stall, Palestinian handicraft for sale, as well as ‘tatreez’ embroidery workshops held at The Nest over the weekend with expert Miranda Allen.

    The thobe catwalk show, from Ramallah in the West Bank, will be a centrepiece of this year’s festival, and as well as the live show, the dresses will be displayed at a static event for free on Saturday 3 September at The White Rock hotel between 10am-5pm. See here for the full programme.

    Last year we teamed up with Hastings Pier Entertainment to hold the UK's very first Palestine on the Pier. Here is a little video taster of our amazing day.

    We strongly believe Palestine on the Pier should be a free event, inclusive to all, a way to share the heritage and culture of a people whose very existence is under threat. That is why we are raising funds. Please support this unique and fantastic day and join us on Hasting Pier on September 4 2022.

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    • Katy Colley1 month ago
      Katy Colley

      Katy Colley

      1 month ago
      Update from the Page owner

      HUGE NEWS - WE'RE HALFWAY THERE! A great big thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Thanks to your generous support we can put on the most amazing weekend of Palestinian culture for everyone to enjoy for free. We've got... * Palestinian thobes from Ramallah * World class musician Samer Rashed from Occupied East Jerusalem * Innovative new dance from all female dance troupe Hawiyya * Children's kite-decorating activities * An Art exhibition * Storytelling * Food and Drink * Gifts & handicraft and more!! We can't wait to see you there!

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    • Katy Colley1 month ago
      Katy Colley

      Katy Colley

      1 month ago

      I'm thrilled to announce that thanks to two grants we have secured in the past fortnight we can now lower our target... so now we are almost halfway there. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and to all our supporters behind the scenes who have helped to secure the grant funding. Together, we're getting there!

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    • Katy Colley2 months ago
      Katy Colley

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    Supporters

    68

    • Sarah

      Sarah

      Sep 5, 2022

      It was a wonderful effort.My friends in Gaza were very heartened that Palestine was remembered in such a way.

    • Craig and Jo Sams

      Craig and Jo Sams

      Sep 4, 2022

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 3, 2022

      £50.00

    • Lyn P

      Lyn P

      Sep 3, 2022

      Great event!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 2, 2022

      £5.00

    • Carol Hughes

      Carol Hughes

      Aug 30, 2022

      Thanks for all you do .

      £50.00

    • Mike Baker

      Mike Baker

      Aug 30, 2022

      £20.00

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    Katy Colley

    Katy Colley

    Hastings, East Sussex

    I'm the Chair of Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign which was started in January 2014. We are a diverse, inclusive campaigning organisation which raises awareness and understanding of the oppression and dispossession of Palestinians. We raise funds and hold events.

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