Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hackney Community Celebrates Life of Nelson Mandela this Friday evening!(13th December)‏‏

Hackney Unites have come together with various community organisations in Hackney to organise a ’Nine-Night’ celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life. Through the African tradition of ‘Nine-Night’ - an extended wake – Mandela’s life will be celebrated through songs, poetry, African-drumming and performance.
This event takes place from 6pm at the Trinity Centre, Beechwood Road London, E8 3DY on Friday 13 December.
There will be a book of condolences open for signing from 5.30pm. There will also be African drumming, community singing, poetry and also be tributes from representatives of various communities in Hackney.
Co-organiser, Ngozi Fulani said: ‘Perhaps one man more than any other in the 20th and 21st Century represented the spirit of humanity and endurance. NELSON ROLIHLALA MANDELA has made that final journey along the long walk to freedom. This is an opportunity for us to come together as the Hackney community to honour Madiba!’
For those that cannot make it to the event in person but would like to send a tribute to be read or shown on the night, please send emails, video tributes and images to:
Notes to editor:
This event has been organised and supported by E.A.T. (Education Africa teaching (EAT), Hackney Unites, BEMA and Hackney CVS and the Trinity Centre (Dalston).
For further info contact: or telephone 07949 868 989
You will be also able to sign a condolence book on the following days and times:
Wednesday 11th December - Hackney CVS 10:00 to 16:00
Wednesday 11th December - Northwold Community Hall (Emashi rehearsal venue)
Thursday 12th December - Hackney CVS 10:00 to 16:00
Friday 13th December - Hackney CVS 10:00 to 16:00
Friday 13th December - Trinity Centre Dalston 17:30 to 23:30
Hackney CVS – Springfield House, 5 Tyssen St, London E8 2LY
Northwold Community Hall – 131  Upper Clapton Road, Clapton, London, E5 9SA

Trinity Centre - Beechwood Road, London, E8 3DY