In celebration and thanksgiving for All Hallows’ bright shiny new toilets (hurray!), we’re christening them with a curry night of delicious Bengali food on Friday 19th April (non-spicy option also available) and fundraising for our friends in La Concha, Nicaragua at the same time.
All Hallows has a long standing link with La Concha, a beautiful area of Nicaragua near the Masaya volcano. Many families there don’t have basic sanitation. Leeds Central America Solidarity group works with the Nicaraguan Community Movement to provide families with the materials for building a latrine and support to do so. Nicaragua has had a very tough time recently and as always, it’s the poorest who are hit hardest. Having adequate toilet facilities can literally be a matter of life and death – it’s not just important for the family themselves, but for the whole community.
Come and support our community cafe by having a delicious 3 course pay-as-you-feel dinner. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the latrines and the Rainbow Junktion cafe.
Vegan and gluten free options will be available but please let us know if you have any allergies.
Tickets are free to book and then you pay what you feel the evening was worth on the night. If you book and then can’t make it please cancel your ticket as these nights are usually fully booked.
The refurbishment work on the toilets starts on Monday and will last for about three weeks. We are really, really, really looking forwards to the work being completed! During the work there will be temporary portaloos outside to provide additional facilities though we hope that at least one toilet will be available inside at all times. I hope you will all bear with us while this work is in progress.
Farewell to this ……
And if you would like to contribute towards the refurbishment or towards the roof replacement fund please click here
Chris has organised two sponsor swims over the next few weeks in order to help raise funds towards fixing the All Hallows’ roof. If we don’t sort it out then we might end up with the congregation swimming on Sunday mornings in the church.
If you would like to help us out then either visit Chris’s sponsored swim page or our “giving” page on the church website.
The Under1Roof team
Friday 30th June at 7pm.
Poetry evening with Julia Chabasiewicz as a Summer Fundraiser for Under1Roof with contributions from Chris Shaw.
The first act of the night, Chris Shaw has attended All Hallows for 10 years, which he belives to be an awesome Church doing so much, with relatively little, for so many. He defines himself as a 50 something artist trapped in a Health Inspectors body (let him out!). He has variously been a guitarist and song-wrier in an indie band, salsa and French-jive dancer, painter and poet but have never had the time, energy (or talent) to take it to the next level. He has done some open-mic poetry in the past but not for a few years now. In poetry, he has been influenced by the humour and delivery style of John Cooper Clarke and Ben Elton in particular. He likes to make people think and laugh but not always in that order!
Julia Chabasiewicz is a Polish-born, Leeds-based spoken word artist, studying Sociology and International Relations at the University of Leeds. Her poems touch on a variety of themes, ranging from political topics such as migration, feminism or violence, to personal experiences and relationships, to reflections on spirituality, art and self-care. Julia gets most of her inspiration from wandering around cities and listening to people’s life stories. She has performed at a variety of art, political and community events and poetry competitions.
At the Poetry Under1Roof event she will perform original pieces as well as re-interpret some of her favourite poems and monologues. The performance is also a fantastic opportunity for self-expression and self-discovery. It will be combined with interactive group exercises, suitable for people of all degrees of interest in poetry and English-language abilities.
It’s all on pay-as-you-feel basis – come along and bring your friends and family, here’s a link to the Facebook event if you want to find out more.
Are you thinking of switching form your current energy provider?
Would you like to reduce your carbon footprint and raise money for All Hallows at the same time?
We have teamed up with Ecotricity, Britain’s Greenest Energy Company. For every household that switches to Ecotricity via All Hallows we will receive £30 for switching to Ecotricity Gas and £30 for switching to Ecotricity Electricity.
You can find full details about Ecotricity on their website. To switch you will need to either:
Amazing people are auctioning their skills in order to raise money to replace the roof at All Hallows Church. If you fancy a “Fungal Foray”, “A song commissioned by you”, an Indian meal, a car service or many other things then visit the Auction of Promises website at https://auctionofpromises.com/2017AuctionRoofAllHallows
Lorea is organising a Kimono dressing and photo party on Saturday 3rd June from 2pm to 5pm in aid of the Under1Roof appeal to replace our leaky roof. £5 per dressing. You will need to book by emailing Lorea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along and be glamourous!