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The British–Nicaraguan connection is still strong

Different cities across the country will host events in solidarity with Nicaragua throughout May and in the summer.

 

Marcella Via

 

Nicaragua is currently fighting to overcome the effects following dictatorship, civil war and natural calamities. The Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (NSC) is a British organisation that works with Nicaraguan organisations and social movements aiming to achieve economic and social justice. To help meet their objective, they promote and seek support for their activities across the United Kingdom.

This year a series of events will take place in London, Oxford, Bristol and Sheffield, among others. On the Sunday 20 May, the football match Copa Sandino 2018 will take place in Bristol as a fundraiser project for its twin town, Puerto Morazán. Additionally, on the same day in Sheffield, a two peaks bike ride fundraiser will be organised to support projects in Esteli, which is Sheffield’s twin town.

Following this, Sheffield will host a further fundraiser in the summer to support its twin town in the form of a Ceilidh on Sunday 1 July.

As July continues, Nicaragua will be the main theme of the annual Victor Jara Festival, “El Sueño Existe”, that will take place from the 20–22 July in Machynlleth, West Wales.

Lastly, on Saturday 29 September, the 40th anniversary of the NSC will be celebrated in London.

The celebration will include music, exhibitions, an exposition of solidarity materials and a guest speaker from Nicaragua, together with more activities and a panel discussion.

For further information about the events, please visit here.

 

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