On the eve of Run the Sahara 2016 week (the team travels tomorrow!), we're thrilled to let you know about Stave House in the Sahara, a fantastic new early music education project that is starting NEXT WEEK in the Saharawi refugee camps. We're so excited!!
You can check out their objectives, methodology, resources and much more on their new website and blog here; and don't forget to sign up to their newsletter for updates if you're interested!
Stave House in the Sahara will be launching next Feb 27th at the Galleywood Heritage Centre in Essex with a super fun school concert. Are you around?
Check out this fantastic video of the evening,courtesy of our in-house photographer Mr. See Li
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Moroccan invasion of Western Sahara in October-November 1975 and the foundation of the Saharawi republic in exile in February 2016, Sandblast organised a series of events in London over a period of 4 months (Oct 15, 2015 - Feb 6, 2016).
@ Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton.
- Oct 15 - Nov 1, 2015: 40-year retrospective photographic exhibition that highlighted the role of UK-based photographers in documenting the struggle in Western Sahara. This included daily activities such as artistic performances, film screenings, talks, and much more from different people based in the UK who have been involved with the Saharawis in various ways thorughout the years. See full program of activities here.
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