MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR
Sep
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR

Enjoy a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films selected from Mountainfilm, America's most prestigious mountain film festival, exclusive to the UK. The films will be introduced by Ben Ayers, dZi Foundation Nepal Country Director.

The Exhibition Road entrance at the Royal Geographical Society will open to the audience at 6.00 pm with a cash bar in the Map Room.

Tickets, £15 (plus booking fee) are being sold through Eventbrite.

PROGRAMME

Introduction

La Langosta (2 mins), Ascend (6 mins), John Shocklee: a fairy tale (7 mins), Das Fischer (9 mins), HAFE: The Story Behind (6 mins), Where the Wild Things Play (4 mins)

Interval

Dawn to Dusk (2 mins), Denali's Raven (9 mins), The Last Honey Hunter (with Q&A) (20 mins), Owl Dance Off Part II (2 mins)

Close

The evening is a joint fund-raising event for Community Action Nepal and dZi Foundation dzi.org 

Flyer for The Last Honey Hunter

Flyer for The Last Honey Hunter

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CONCERT FOR CAN - former members of the Hilliard Ensemble & Paul Giger
Oct
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

CONCERT FOR CAN - former members of the Hilliard Ensemble & Paul Giger

CAN is delighted to announce that the former members of the Hilliard Ensemble [David James, Steven Harrold, Rogers Covey-Crump, Gordon Jones and Robert McDonald] and Swiss violinist Paul Giger have agreed to perform a very special one-off charity concert to support CAN's continuing post-earthquake reconstruction efforts.

The group will perform the UK premiere of "Tenebrae" by Swiss musician Roman Rutishauser, who composed the piece for these musicians. Rutishauser's dramatic composition, which defies stylistic categorisation, uses seven texts from the Tenebrae and creates an unusual soundscape by using the Capella voices combined with a single improvising violin. The piece encompasses meditative sound worlds of harrowing harmonious beauty, elements of rhythmic tension and free improvisation from the vocal ensemble. 

This is a rare opportunity to hear the former members of the world famous Hilliard Ensemble who were highly regarded for their traditional repetoire and performances of contemporary music with artists like Arvo Part and Jan Garbarek. 

In this performance they are joined by the Swiss violinist, Paul Giger who has been a solo artist since 1983 and has recorded half a dozen albums for ECM. Paul has also worked with Jan Garbarek, Marie-Louise Dahler as well as the Hilliard Ensemble. 

We are all hoping this special concert in Oxford will attract CAN supporters from far and wide - please come and support what has been described by Der Bund as a "70 minute sound extravaganza which is incomparable in its combination of old and new music".

Tickets can be obtained from Tickets Oxford

And for further information click here

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ANNUAL GRAND BARBECUE 2017
Jul
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

ANNUAL GRAND BARBECUE 2017

Geraldine Boocock is holding her annual barbecue during the afternoon of Sunday 23 July and raising funds for CAN at the same time. She extends a warm welcome to all CAN supporters in the Liverpool area. 

Geraldine and Susan will provide plenty of food and drink but they ask that a donation is made to support CAN. 

CAN supporters are welcome to attend - please ring Geraldine on 01695 422732 or mobile, 07764 456146 to let her know you are going. 

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GARDEN OPEN DAY AT STEWART HILL in support of CAN and NGS
Jul
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

GARDEN OPEN DAY AT STEWART HILL in support of CAN and NGS

The current garden at Stewart Hill is over nine years old and comprises a potager walled garden, an organic vegetable garden, an ornamental pool and a croquet lawn. In addition, this year has seen the construction of a greenhouse which embraces wide ranging views of the surrounding fields. 

Doug and Trish Scott have opened their garden in support of the National Garden Scheme [NGS] and Community Action Nepal [CAN] every other year for the past five years. They are delighted to offer everyone a warm welcome to this beautiful part of the Mungrisdale valley. 

Admission £5.00 [children free]. Home made teas will be available and there will be a plant stall as well as a stall selling Nepalese goods.

Directions to Stewart Hill can be downloaded here.

Looking up the garden from the pool to the croquet lawn 

Looking up the garden from the pool to the croquet lawn 

Doug is passionate about growing vegetables organically and Trish channels her gardening skills into the herbaceous borders and rose collection. The selection in the Image Gallery below illustrates their passion for combining practical innovation and the beauty of plant form.

Doug and Trish taking a rest from their labours in the flower garden

Doug and Trish taking a rest from their labours in the flower garden

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REACH OUT FOR NEPAL
Jun
24
8:00am 8:00am

REACH OUT FOR NEPAL

For full information contact: Paul Hodges by email paul.hodges@hotmail.co.uk or calling .016907 20429. 

Enjoy a day of challenges and events at Moel Siabod's annual charity fundraising event, supporting the reconstruction of Melamchigaun's Village School, which was destroyed in the Nepal earthquake of 2015. 

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KESWICK MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
Jun
9
to Jun 11

KESWICK MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

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CAN will be running a stall selling Nepalese goods in the Festival Village - this year with exciting new shoulder bags and some beautifully crafted singing bowls. 

As always this is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones so do please come along and say hello. 

Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in our world and, in spite of tremendous rebuilding efforts on CAN's project sites, a great deal of restoration is still "work in progress". 

OPENING TIMES: These vary from day to day:

Friday, 9th June: KMF will be open from 10 am to 6 pm.

Saturday, 10th June: KMF will  be open from 9 am to 6 pm.

Sunday, 11th June: KMF will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Please come along and see CAN's stall in the "Trade Marquee"

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RECENT PAINTINGS OF NEPAL - EXHIBITION by Stephen King
May
1
to May 20

RECENT PAINTINGS OF NEPAL - EXHIBITION by Stephen King

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All CAN supporters are cordially invited to view Stephen's exciting paintings which will be displayed at The Chelsea Framers Gallery. 

GREAT NEWS: If you thought you had missed Stephen's exhibition at the Chelsea Framer's Gallery you have another opportunity as his work will now be on display until Saturday, May 20th. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity.

50% of the net proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Community Action Nepal to help support our work in Nepal.

The gallery will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Meetings with the artist throughout the week are by appointment.

Please text Stephen King on 07825 525 385 or visit his website www.stephenkinggallery.com 

 

 

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BRIGHOUSE, ROKT Climbing Gym
Apr
23
10:30am10:30am

BRIGHOUSE, ROKT Climbing Gym

THE BIG 3

Climb the height of the world's 3 highest mountains for charity - CAC (Climbers Against Cancer), Alzheimer's Society and Community Action Nepal at  ROKT Climbing Gym, Millroyd Street, Brighouse, HD6 1EY.

Raise or donate a minimum of £50 to take part. THE BIG 3 will take place between 10.30 am and tea time. An 'after event' is planned in The Millers Bar over the road.

Contact: info@theoutdoorhub.co.uk or call Jon: 077487 67833 or Chris: 077806 75201

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION RING JON HUBBARD on 07748 767833

FOR MORE INFORMATION RING JON HUBBARD on 07748 767833

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LONDON, Embassy of Nepal
Mar
16
6:15pm 6:15pm

LONDON, Embassy of Nepal

Return to Langtang - Exhibition and Lecture by Artist, Stephen King

For an invitation to the talk and exhibition click here

Ticket for the Lecture contact Denise Prior, deniseprior@canepal.org.uk or online from Eventbrite

This event is part of the Embassy's bicentennial celebrations of diplomatic relations with Britain. The Embassy has kindly decided to serve a Nepalese supper to guests at 7 pm, before the talk by Stephen King which has been put back to 8 pm. Stephen's talk will be followed by a short documentary film, "Gyalmu's House" directed by Asmita Shrish and Gavin Carver. 

There will be an opportunity to view the exhibition from 6.15 pm when the doors open to 9.30 pm when the event ends. 

Entrance to the Exhibition is free of charge and open to members of the public from Wednesday 15 March to Saturday 1 April, Wednesdays through to Saturday, 11:00 to 16:00. 

Twenty five years after first visiting Nepal in 1992 the artist Stephen King returned to the Langtang Valley last year to produce a series of landscape paintings to help raise funds to improve the lives of the people of Nepal. 

The earthquake which struck the region on 25 April 2015 had a devastating effect on the whole of the Langtang Valley. A massive rock landslide virtually destroyed the village and surrounding valley with the loss of over 300 lives. 

When Stephen took a photograph of three girls just outside Langtang village  a quarter of a century ago he never expected to go on a journey back in time in an attempt to meet up with them again. In this poignant  lecture, and with the aid of photographs and film, he recounts how he did became reunited with two of the three women from the original photograph.

Stephen's lecture is a tribute to the extraordinary resilience of the Langtang survivors who are now, once again, able to offer their legendary hospitality to visitors from around the world. 

Community Action Nepal has a long history in the valley building the Langtang and Mundu Schools, contributing to a hydroelectric power generator and building a Stupa. Over the last decade CAN has held two mobile health and dental camps in the valley to the benefit of the residents. 

 

 

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HUDDERSFIELD, Marsden Mechanics Hall
Feb
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

HUDDERSFIELD, Marsden Mechanics Hall

An Evening with Paul "Tut" Braithwaite: Chew Valley, Everest & Beyond 

Tickets: £11.21 in aid of the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team & CAN

Tickets available from Marsden Library, Mountainfeet, Saddleworth Outdoor and online at Eventbrite 

Tut will give a brief history of climbing in the Chew Valley and then talk about Alpine climbs and expeditions worldwide including .... The Eiger, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Mount Kenya, Alaska, Patagonia and The Himalaya. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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