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A Big ‘Thank You’ to New Eye Theatre Company

posted by: HOPE not hate | on: Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 16:11

New Eye Theatre performing to raise funds for HOPE not hate

New Eye Theatre performing to raise funds for HOPE not hate

We’d like to extend a big "thank you!" to everyone at the New Eye Theatre Company, who raised a fantastic £500 to support our work bringing communities together.

At a packed venue The Oaksmere in Brome, Suffolk the company recently performed readings of Shared Silence, directed by William Hope (Aliens, xXx) and Saving Marilyn, directed by local film maker Basil Marples.

Noted actors including Robert Goodale (Foyle’s War, Births, Marriages and Deaths, Midsomer Murders), Amanda Parfitt (Jewels, Sons and Lovers) and Jak Quartermaine (Three Up, Two Down, Laura and Disorder) gave their time for the event.

Writer John Gleeson, of New Eye, said that there had been “really good feedback” from the event, with high praise for the performance.

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The Jo Cox Way Bike Ride

posted by: Jemma Levene | on: Monday, 15 August 2016, 11:39

Some people just get on and get stuff done.

One man’s unease about the negative public conversation both before and after the referendum vote, where he observed communities set against each other by the media, has led to a truly inspiring group challenge event taking place next week.

Sarfraz Mian claims he’s not even from the right bit of Yorkshire, but that hasn’t stopped him using his own distress at the murder of Jo Cox MP to plan a fantastic five-day group bike ride from Jo’s constituency in Batley to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Not only that, but he’s got cycling groups backing his efforts, among them British Cycling, Breeze, Sky Ride and Ride Social promoting the ride across their networks.

All profits from the ride, to which 25 people are currently signed up, are being donated to the Jo Cox Memorial Fund, of which HOPE not hate is a beneficiary.

Check out the map and start details, and if you’re in the area, why not go down and wave them on, or even join them for the start of the day’s cycling? We would love to see photos if you spot the riders along the route.

We wish all the riders on the Jo Cox Way bike ride the very best of luck!

The routes are now available and can be accessed by people on the British Cycling Sky Ride, Ride Social website.

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The Jo Cox Way Bike Ride

 Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments