Events from last 18 months – delete?

THJFA/TH PSC Monthly Meeting

Thursday 5th Novemeber at 7pm we will be having our monthly meeting at our regular venue: the basement of UNITE Community Centre, Old Town Hall, 236 Cable Street, E1 OBL (nearest Tube/ Overground Shadwell). As well as reviewing our latest twinning visit, we will be looking at nominating new people to take on roles important to THJFA and THPSC.

Protest for Palestine 17th October – Occupation Breeds Violence.

In the last month, 29 Palestinians have been killed, over 270 arrested and 2700 injured by the Israeli military and the settlers they protect. At the time of writing, 8 Israelis have also been killed and dozens more injured. We can’t bring any of them back but we do have a way to fight back by demanding that this brutal occupation ends.

THJFA and TH PSC will be joining the protest called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign and a coalition of allies. Please join us on Saturday 12-2pm outside the Israeli Embassy to demand an end to the Israeli occupation responsible for these atrocities.

We are meeting on the corner of High Street Kensington and Palace Green, W8 at midday.

See a map of the location here on the PSC website.

Freedom Flotilla to Break the Siege of Gaza

On 30th May at 12pm at St. Barnabus Church, James Godfrey from the Campaign Team of the International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza will be talking about the Freedom Flotilla and how people can support the campaign. For further information please email

For more details about from the Facebook event by clicking here.

Tower Hamlets Fundraiser for Jenin’s Freedom Theatre – 2nd May

Tower Hamlets Jenin Friendship Association / PSC presents an evening of music and spoken word in support of the visit  of the Freedom Theatre during May and June when they will tour their production of ‘The Siege’ on their first ever visit to Britain and Ireland.

The history of the Freedom Theatre is inspiring. Under the banner ‘Generating Cultural Resistance’ it continues the work of its founder Arna Mer, using art to address injustice, oppression and their consequences in the occupied territories. The event seeks to celebrate that tradition and to raise money to support the visit.

All proceeds to go towards the costs of the company during their time in the UK.

Food + Bar                                                              £10 / £5 concs

Saturday 2nd May – evening starts 7.30

Brady Arts & Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury St, London E1 5HU

Tickets : Eventbrite :

Katiba 5

Younes Elamin

Yaz Fentazi


Election Hustings on Palestine.
THJFA and Tower Hamlets Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be hosting an election hustings at 7pm on Monday 20th April at Cranbrook Estate Community Centre, where parliamentary candidates will be quizzed about the views on Palestine. Confirmed so far as Rushanara Ali (Labour), Teena Lashmore (LibDem), Alistair Polson (Green) and Glyn Robbins (TUSC).


The first ever tour of the UK & Ireland by the Freedom Theatre, which is based in Jenin Refugee Camp in Palestine, will be taking place in 2015. THJFA and Tower Hamlets PSC are raising funds to help make this happen. Guy Shennan, one of our members,  will be doing his latest (biennial) sponsored thing-a-thon in Bethnal Green, on Saturday 14 March, this time playing cards for 12 hours nonstop, from 11am to 11pm (a simple but addictive whist-based game called Oh Dammit). He need players to help! You pay to play to raise money, and the event will be taking place in Bethnal Green. If you’re interested in playing Guy please contact him via email – Or if you can’t play on the day, you can also sponsor Guy to help raise money.

Details of the Freedom Theatre’s tour can be found here:

Next THJFA/THPSC Meeting – 5th March

Next THJFA/ THPSC meeting will be at Unite community centre on Cable St on Thursday 5th march 7-9pm. All welcome!

Events for February: Joint TH PSC and THJFA Meeting and Stall

Thursday 5th Feb at Unite Community Centre, basement of St George’s (old) Town Hall, 236 Cable St, Shadwell, E1.

7 – 9 pm
We will discuss:
1) Following up on success at Council: next steps for challenging G4S and Veolia.
2) Feedback from PSC Conference.
3) Organising the visit of Palestinians in May.
4) Update on Freedom Theatre Tour.
5) Fundraisers for Theatre Tour.

On 7th February from 11am – 1pm THJFA, together with Tower Hamlets PSC, will be holding a stall to raise awareness about our work within the Borough, to talk to Tower Hamlets residents about the ongoing BDS campaigns, and to sell beautiful Palestinian produce!

All are welcome to join us!

Meet outside Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road.

December Dates for your Diary

THJFA will be running a series of stalls throughout December to support Palestinian farmers by selling their produce, and to raise awareness of our local campaigns for twinning, against the renewal of Veolia’s contract with Tower Hamlets council, and for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign (BDS).

You will find us at the following:
Sunday 7th December from 11.30am Stall selling Palestinian hampers at St Barnabas church, Roman Road, Bow
Saturday 13th December Joint TH PSC/ THJFA Palestine Stall outside Ideas Store from 11am
Sunday 14th December from 11.30am Stall selling Palestinian hampers at St Barnabas church, Roman Rd, Bow
Saturday 20th December Joint TH PSC/ THJFA Palestine Stall outside Ideas Store from 11am

We hope to see you soon!

Tower Hamlets Palestine Solidarity Campaign Launch

This will be the inaugural meeting to set up our local branch of Tower Hamlets Palestine Solidarity campaign, which will run in conjunction with Tower Hamlets Jenin Friendship Association.
Kiri Tunks (Action for Palestine Children)
Salim Alam (PSC National Executive, Campaigns Officer)
Caroline Day (Tower Hamlets-Jenin)

The meeting will be open to all. We will be doing two things:

1) Electing officers
2) Planning actions in the borough

All are welcome along to the meeting. In order to vote for officers, you will need to be a member of PSC.

We look forward to seeing you there. Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG
BDS Stall & Action: Boycott Israel, Buy Palestinian!
Saturday 11th October
Meet 11am outside Whitechapel Ideas Store – 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU
After the success of our events on September 27th, we will once again be having a stall outside the Ideas Store at 11am selling Palestinian produce, giving out leaflets and informing people about our campaigns – including PSC’s ‘Taste the Indifference’ campaign requesting Sainsbury’s end trading with the illegal Israeli settlements.
We will then have a BDS action – details to be shared on the day!
Please join and share our Facebook event.


On Monday 8th September, THJFA will hold an organising meeting to discuss the proposal to become an East London branch of PSC (Palestine Solidarity Campaign) in parallel to our twinning work, the organization of next year’s tour of the Jenin Freedom Theatre to the UK, and how to support the national campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in our local area. All welcome!
8th September. 7-9pm
Common House
Unit 5E (press the buzzer)
5 Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green E2 9QG


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