March 7th Freetown Society Open Evening!

Come, join us on Tuesday 7th March for a fabulous OPEN EVENING Endsleigh, Holy Child Academy Inglemire Ave, Hull  HU6 7TE. 6.15pm for 6.30pm start   The Avenues Bicycle Project will share their exciting story of how a container of reconditioned bicycles has recently been sent to Freetown and provided a school with a new classroom!

Hull Freetown One Family charity download.

Cecil Jones, a proactive member of the Freetown Society, is also a brilliant musician. His group, Freetown Mix, have offered their sound to many of our events and they really give a sense of Sierra Leone and Western Africa to any location in which they play. Cecil has written and recorded this song which has

Operation Freetown: A Grand Charity Concert

Humberside Martime's  group of Rotary Clubs have an aim to greatly improve hospitals in Sierra Leone. This is a goal we here at the Freetown Society fully support and believe is a fantastic cause. Connaught Hospital is Sierra Leone's only public hospital. The aim of this concert is to raise funds to convert an empty

Freetown Society Open Evening

Last week's Freetown Society Open Evening was a huge success! We were welcomed by the Afro Caribbean Association who provided a very suitable venue in which those in attendance were entertained, fed and informed. The Sierra Leonean food proved to be a huge hit as the home made cassava leaves were washed down by shots

John Oldfield: Honouring Wilberforce

In this article, John Oldfield looks at the contextual importance an event such as the Freedom Festival has for today's society. This is a very interesting article that links to our work with Freetown and also ties in heavily with the research that Stolen Lives and WISE conduct. To read the full article, follow the

Stolen Lives Freedom Festival Performance

  This coming weekend sees the Freedom Festival return to Hull. A celebration of culture and our own history; this festival represents the ideal stage from which to perform. During the afternoon of Saturday 3rd September, Stolen Lives will be putting on 2 separate performances. Children from St Mary's College, Hymers College and Sirius North Academy

Freetown School Term Date List

Thanks to Barmmy Boy, we have received the term times for the upcoming school year in Freetown. Like our schools, they follow a 3 term structure with holidays for Christmas, Easter and the summer break. This will help in regards to the planning of joint projects and also communication between head teachers. 1st Term: 13th

Maritime Trade, Travel and Cultural Encounter Conference

Join members of the Freetown Society at this fascinating conference: Conference Programme: The Hakluyt Society Maritime Trade, Travel and Cultural Encounter in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Location: Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, 27 High Street, Hull. HU1 1NE Friday 13 November – Saturday 14 November 2015 Friday 13 November 2015

Appeal for flood victims in Freetown, Sierra Leone

The Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull, Councillor Anita Harrison has today called for urgent support for one of our twinned cities, Freetown. Torrential rainfall in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, last week led to severe flooding which has seen lives lost and thousands of residents have had to flee their homes which have

Working together

The Freetown Society, the Hull Society and Conforti have all been working together to help those affected by the recent terrible floods. The Freetown Society sent £2,000 to Francis Mason on Friday 25th. Francis then met with members of the Hull Society to decide on the priorities. They went shopping for the supplies on Saturday

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