Understanding the Refugee Crisis
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Understanding the Refugee Crisis

An evening of short videos, questions and discussion- understanding the crisis of our times and allowing us to be more powerful in an area we can all make a difference.

Why are they coming to Europe?
What is happening in Northern France? 
What is happening in the UK?
What can we do?

We are delighted to announce the members of the panel: 
Professor Mike Collyer – University of Sussex: Centre for Migration Research 
Rowena Gerrett – School Bus Project (Calais/Dunkirk) 
Richard Williams – Sanctuary on Sea 
Professor Sue Clayton – University of London , film maker and campaigner.

Doors open at 7pm.
Free Entry
Donations to Refugee Community Kitchen welcome 

Refreshments table 
Raffle Prize generously donated by the Coop.

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RCK Benefit Gig – Bands & DJs
Dec
8
to Dec 9

RCK Benefit Gig – Bands & DJs

Refugee Community Kitchen serves food to displaced people in the UK & abroad 

RCK has served over two million hot, nourishing meals to people living rough in northern France and London. It is entirely volunteer-run and donation-based. They need our help to support people living rough in brutal conditions.

refugeecommunitykitchen.com


AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES!

3 - 6pm

Face painting, arts and crafts area.
Puppetry workshop from VIVA.

All kinds of delicious cakes for sale! (vegan, gf )

Fantastic clothes stall.

Line up
FARMERGEDDON N MARK KELLY (Happy Punk/Ska/Norther Soul/Funky Tunez)
TIDDLES (Dogshite)
ABSOLUTELY ANYTHINGS (Jungle,R&B)
PADDY and ROB 
DEADPLANTS (Caledonian Skiffle)
MÜSH (Old School Muppets)
RACHEL MISSPINK – Best D&B in town
QUEENS OF DISCO – playing Back to Back 
WENDY WOO and LAURA LOO!!

DJ 4 - 7.30pm
Live performance, bands start at 7.30pm
Then djs from 11pm -1am

AMAZING RAFFLE!!! 
Lots of prizes to be won.

DONATIONS on the door, please give what you can.
All brilliant performers are playing for free for the RCK!!

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Shooglenifty Refugee Community Kitchen Benefit Gig
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Shooglenifty Refugee Community Kitchen Benefit Gig

Join us for a night of marvellous musical entertainment in aid of the Refugee Community Kitchen, helping feed displaced people in the UK and abroad. All performers are donating their time and musical magic in support of the RCK's work. 

Opening up for us are local street band upstarts The Shunpike Social Club, followed by the riotous brass party that is Swampfog. Headlining the night for us are acid-folk veterans Shooglenifty... still raising the roof after 28 years of shoogle-ing around the world. It will be an honour to host so many fine musicians under one roof!

With Samedia DJs keeping your spirits up on the dance floor, this is gong to be one helluva Thursday night. We've an early bird £10 deal so get your tickets NOW! Doors at 7pm with the fun starting soon afters.

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End of Season Extravaganza for RCK
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

End of Season Extravaganza for RCK

The Pavilion Cafe, Fork in the Road and RCK bring you an afternoon of food, music, cooking workshops and seasonal, themed crafts, activities and fun! 

Live bike kitchen cooking - Fork In The Road will have a chutney pan going so bring a (clean!) jar with you to scoop up some surplus produce chutney! 

All proceeds for Refugee Community Kitchen. Come dressed for Halloween!

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Mick's w/ Gatto Fritto + Carlos (live)
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Mick's w/ Gatto Fritto + Carlos (live)

t's Gatto fritto And Carlos (live)! 

After a cracking do with Jon K a few months back we're ready for another one with two 2 excellent people who are also very good at making noises, this time making them in a cosy basement. 

All profits will be going Refugee Community Kitchen after a mass eviction in Dunkirk a couple of weeks ago.

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French Night In Aid of Refugee Community Kitchen
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

French Night In Aid of Refugee Community Kitchen

Do you speak French but never get to practise ?
Do you like to support great causes ?
Do you like cosy nights with friends, good food and games?

Then come join the fun for a FRENCH NIGHT at Little Lotus Kitchen Events Catering. :)
You can expect Sally's delicious food and a whole evening of french conversation and games.

All proceeds raised will go to Refugee Community Kitchen!

This is of course, open to ALL levels, so if you are a total beginner, please don't worry about people being more fluent than you....it will be a fun challenge :)

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Activisms of Connection
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Activisms of Connection

This event celebrates the psychosocial impact of connection through music, talks and film on collective and individual well being.
Sharing music, herbal medicine, film screening, guest speakers, musicians and vegan pizza to build solidarity and create social psychoimmunoboosting health.

We are so honoured to have a short film screening of innovative and impactful theatre work exploring scapegoating by migrant theatre company PEANUTS from Marseilles, and one of their members talking to us about their project.
We are also doubly honoured to have Rainbow Pilgrims, a story telling project about LGBTQ+ migrants and travellers in the UK.

There will music by the amazing KHADIJATOU DOYNEH, some other short talks by interesting people... says she mysteriously 
plus DJS RITU and Sexyrubbersoul
Last but not least the SAMBA SISTERS will be playing their resistance live and loud. 

Join us at New River Studios, Seven Sisters at 7pm £5/£10.
The venue is FULLY ACCESSIBLE

This is an ambitious benefit for RCK, African Rainbow Family and Herbalists without Borders.

No-one turned away through lack of funds.

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Bass for Refugees w/ Sinistarr (Metalheadz/Exit Records)
Sep
26
to Sep 27

Bass for Refugees w/ Sinistarr (Metalheadz/Exit Records)

DARK REAL DARK presents:

Bass for Refugees w/ Sinistarr

We were asked to host the Bass Area at Soli Concert and Party for Refugee Community Kitchen (check the Facebook Event for the full 4 Floor Lineup!) and will present you a variety of bass flavours for a good cause! All profits from the event go straight to helping the Refugee Community Kitchen.

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Food For Thought
Sep
22
3:30 PM15:30

Food For Thought

A feast of international food and film, celebrating hospitality, connection and solidarity.
Join us on the closing weekend of the festival for this inclusive community event.

A specially curated programme of short films will explore the feelings, memories, anxieties and aspirations at the heart of displacement and integration, particularly as experienced by asylum seekers and refugees. It will be followed by a shared meal cooked by the Refugee Community Kitchen, served in the Drill Hall café.

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Ska BQ Sunday - The Restarts, Bogus Gasman + Overload
Jul
1
to Jul 2

Ska BQ Sunday - The Restarts, Bogus Gasman + Overload

REKNAW + SIREN get together for a special Sunday Outdoor Session in the lush garden at the Fox.

In aid of 2 great camapigns - The Refugee Community Kitchen + For Jimmy

Featuring - 

THE RESTARTS - London's best punk band.

BOGUS GASMAN - Reknaw faves dish up a mix of every style.

OVERLOAD - Smashing it with high energy street punk.

Special Needs Disco with

MARK KELLY
DEX RAY SPEX
MICHAEL BURNS TOAST

spinning classic Ska, Punk and whatever's good !

It's an all dayer with BBQ
Powered by Siren Sound System
Late night lighting by Surplus

Bands run up until 8.30, then DJ's till the end.

Entry by donation.

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The Common X Fox Fest X Rum Shack: Kwake Bass / More Like Trees
Jun
29
to Jun 30

The Common X Fox Fest X Rum Shack: Kwake Bass / More Like Trees

This special night is a rare London show from Rum Shack in association with Fox Fest to raise money for Refugee Community Kitchen (founded by The Common's very own Steve Bedlam) and ForJimmy.org. 

Featuring -

More Like Trees are born of festival fields and raucous warehouse parties, radiating individuality from every facet. Theirs is a sound like no other: foot-stomping, heart-pounding, and infectious. This is an altermodern melting pot of styles reimagined as acoustic dance music. A meeting of drum n bass and folk with knowing nods towards flamenco and gypsy influences that they call 'Strum n Bass'. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81wcA_A5y3o

Kwake Bass is regarded as one of the most established drummers in London. He's played in many contexts, ranging from musical director to one-man-band, for acts as varied as Jehst, Kate Tempest, Shabaka Hutchings and Karl R.Able. His new mixtape is the first instalment in a series of compilations of his solo work past and present.

https://kingkwakebass.bandcamp.com/album/kwake-bass-mixtape

The Fedz are a UK/US music collective from all races and backgrounds, working together for the common good. An anathema to the divisions in the world, sticking up a middle finger to the status quo.

https://www.thefedzmusic.com/

Hosted by - NattySpeaks / MC Spee (Dreadzone) / Natty Campbell MC

On the decks it's the RUMSHACK DJs -

Bashment Bish | DJ Fred | Sub:System (Lyrix Organix) | DJ Interrupt

+ more TBA

About The Rum Shack

Once the sun goes down, the real party begins in a hedonistic corner of Glastonbury Festival... we call it The Common. Famous for unforgettable live shows and all-night parties, the mighty Rum Shack is fast becoming the Glastonbury after-hours destination. Soundsystem culture with a live twist. Fuelled by bass. Dipped in rum. Every night feels like a house party... with top live bands and high grade DJ’s - alongside headline sets from UK’s best rappers, poets and beatboxers. Recent years have seen remarkable performances from Kate Tempest, Akala, Mike Skinner & Murkage, Kojey Radical, My Nu Leng, Harry Shotta, Reeps One and more. 

About Refugee Community Kitchen: Refugee Community Kitchen serves nourishing food to displaced people in the UK and northern France. Entirely volunteer-run and donation-based, we are committed to serving wholesome food with dignity and respect to people in need.

refugeecommunitykitchen.com

About For Jimmy: For Jimmy works with young people, schools, and communities to create the safest spaces for young people to grow up in. Our work drives change across three levels: inspiring individual responsibility; connecting communities and building safe places to turn to. 

http://forjimmy.org/

Entry is by donation, so dig deep and help us raise funds for these important charities that do so much good work!!!

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Jim Booth's walking around Guernsey for Refugee Community Kitchen
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Jim Booth's walking around Guernsey for Refugee Community Kitchen

On Saturday 9th June I will be walking all the way around Guernsey in 24 hours. Thats approximately 40 miles in case you are wondering. It may hurt. I will be raising money for Refugee Community Kitchen who have have been working tirelessly since 2015 to provide food to refugees in crisis at the camps in Calais and Dunkirk. The kitchen relies solely on donations from the public to provide up to 1400 hot nutritious meals a day. They haven't missed a day yet. Your money goes a long way...

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Be Nice Club at The Hackney Empire Bar for Refugee Community Kitchen
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Be Nice Club at The Hackney Empire Bar for Refugee Community Kitchen

Be Nice Club launches its debut night The Empire Bar

Expect the following: 
-live performance broadcast on Wick Radio from the super talented Bedroom DiscoLukas Keen and Isaac Strauss with the sweetest tunes that East London can offer.
-Pay-what-you-can feast - all proceeds to local charity RCK Hackney - Serving hot healthy meals to Hackneys homeless community, without judgement.
-Happy hour till 9pm (2-4-1). 

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Ravey Gravey - RCK benefit Brighton Mini-Fest
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Ravey Gravey - RCK benefit Brighton Mini-Fest

Top Raving night to raise funds for Refugee Community Kitchen- Ravey Gravey hosts amazing DJs with the only music policy being ravetastic fun - a Reggae/Dub/beats warm up by the one and only Stevie Bedlam - House, Acid , Techno , Old skool and D&B/Jungle by Toby Tallz and SICKNOTE regulars Zoe pounder (Brighton 303), Madame G and Dutti Breaks - SPECIAL GUEST DJ to be announced - great relaxed venue with well stocked reasonable bar and a lovely beer garden - Its going to be special! Tickets available soon - £8 in advance.

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May
12
to Jun 12

Gemma is raising £500 for Refugee Community Kitchen by cycling to Calais!

Last year I took a car full of donations over (thank you to everyone who helped with that) but this year I'm raising money by cycling over to Calais!

I've not really cycled for over a year so it will certainly be a challenge!! Any donation that you give will spur me on to reach my destination... once there, I will be volunteering in the kitchen for a week as, unfortunately, that is the only time I can spare at the moment.

The Media has long gone forgotten the people in Calais...I haven't and I don't want you to either!

Thanks for your support xx

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Suzy is cycling 1050 miles
Apr
28
to May 17

Suzy is cycling 1050 miles

Hi! For those of you reading that don't know me, I'm Suzy. I have challenged myself to cycle from one end of the UK to the other, a journey of around 1050 miles. 

"I cycle a bit, but I am really having to step up for this! I want to use the experience to push myself mentally and physically, and also to do some good in the world. Because of this, I would like to raise money for Help Refugees and Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK). Both of these wonderful organisations are based in Calais, and are some of the only sources of support, help and hot food that the refugees there are receiving. These people need our help, they are fleeing war and persecution and I believe it is our duty to help when our governments turn their backs. My goal is to raise at least £1 for each mile I will cycle. If I raise more I will be over the moon!" - Suzy

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Jack's Running the Paris Marathon for RCK!
Apr
8
7:00 AM07:00

Jack's Running the Paris Marathon for RCK!

In just over a month's time I'll be tackling my first marathon in Paris, and I'm hoping to raise some money for Refugee Community Kitchen whilst I do it. I spent some volunteering with RCK earlier this year and was able to witness the excellent work they do cooking and distributing meals to refugees in Calais and Dunkirk. Though for some refugee presence in northern France and Europe remains a contentious political issue, the distribution of food and necessities to those who are hungry and in need is something which cannot reasonably be argued against. For those still in Calais and Dunkirk, conditions are as bad as they have ever been, only compounded by recent cold weather. So please give what you can and help support this extremely worthy cause. - Jack

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Gypsy Westwood's 12km Run For Refugee Community Kitchen
Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

Gypsy Westwood's 12km Run For Refugee Community Kitchen

Gypsy Westwood and her friend Anna are training for 12km marathon that will happen on the 7th of April in Santa Eulalia. 

"This sort of challenge is a great way to raise money. The Refugee Community Kitchen was started by some friends and they have put their all into it and really made a difference.
They have been cooking hot meals for over 2000 refugees everyday in Calais and Dunkirk. I believe we are one world. We are all humans.
The world is so full of inequality.
If we can make small differences we are doing at least something for humanity." - Gypsy

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Old Bones Punky Reggae Refugee Benefit
Mar
17
to Mar 18

Old Bones Punky Reggae Refugee Benefit

Old Bones goes a bit reggae for a rebel rousing benefit to raise funds forRefugee Community Kitchen and The Flying Seagull Project. FeaturingBabar LuckJay TerrestrialMad Dog Collective, and Natty Campbell MCand bringing sounds of world, folk, punk, reggae and jungle to our home turf of the Fox and Firkin. 

Donations on the door - suggested £5 but we won't turn you away for lack of funds. 

Last year we raised £1400 to feed refugees in Serbia and Calais- out of the eye of the media life is getting harder for these victims of war and neo colonialism- we can help! 

Bring your smiles and your solidarity. 

Love and rage ✊
 

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Jamnesty 2018
Mar
12
to Mar 13

Jamnesty 2018

Jamnesty is a fundraising night of live music including piano, acoustic singers, bands and Origins DJs!

This years chosen charity is Refugee Community Kitchen which feeds refugees in Calais and Dunkirk as well as helping the homeless in the UK. Half of the money raised will also go to Amnesty UK to support the wonderful work they do in promoting human rights. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to raise money for those who need it whilst having a great time and we hope you can join us!

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Folk of the World 2018
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Folk of the World 2018

Throughout the course of history global hubs like London have been defined, shaped and moulded by a myriad of ethnicities constantly adding ingredients to their cultural and musical melting pots. Here we explore The Next Wave - The Latest Sounds of the London Underground at our ‘Folk of the World’ concert in association with the Refugee Community Kitchencharity. The event will be held at Rich Mix London as part of the London Remixed Festival 2018 on Friday February 2nd and will showcase refugee artists as well as musicians from Syria, Iraq and Turkey. This event is not for profit and will act as a fundraiser for the Refugee Community Kitchen, to help celebrate the beauty, richness and diversity of the refugees music and culture as well as raise awareness of the refugees situation in the UK and what you can do to help.

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