A Dalston party to help the Ugandan poor

© Face Uganda

WHY WOULD a Uganda charity choose to launch in Dalston when Hackney has not been chosen by Ugandans as a place in which to settle in any number?

The prosaic reason is that it’s where the organisers were able to find a venue willing not to charge them. Makes you proud to be a Dalstoner, doesn’t it?

Members of the public will, of course, have to pay for entrance to the family-oriented party. (It’s a fund-raiser.)

The Face Uganda summer fete will, say organisers, be a day of storytelling (in English), music, magic, poetry, swap-shop, barbecue, games and a raffle. A post-8pm after-party may or may not be dry. It depends on whether a licence is sought.

Face (Family action, community empowerment) is a grassroots startup based in Kanungu, southwest Uganda to combat the kind of poverty — see Face Uganda picture, above — that is often seen as one of the legacies of colonialism.

Hamish Scott

* Face Uganda launch party, Lift 574,  574 Kingsland Road, Dalston E8 4AH, Saturday 3 August  2013, 3pm-8pm, door £3. Contact: team@faceuganda.co.uk Good wheelchair access to all areas. 

* Loving Dalston is happy to puff charity events on the Noticeboard . This one made it to the news pages because the Uganda link appealed to me. — Ed. 

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