Over the past year, we have been supporting a project called 'Clean Freetown' run by Gladys Cole and the Freetown City Council. The aim has been to aid with a city wide clean up of Freetown through the sharing of cleaning resources shipped over from Hull. The successful project ended last week. New bye laws have been
The Freetown Mix are always guaranteed to bring flavours of Sierra Leone to Hull and so we promote this fantastic concert! We look forward to attending and hope to see many others present.
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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