Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pinochet’s coup in Chile with us: 7.00 for 7.30pm, Saturday October 14th at Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street, Brighton BN1 5PG.
50 years ago in Chile Salvador Allende, the democratically elected Socialist President of Chile, died in a military coup led by General Pinochet who ushered in a brutal and repressive regime that ruled Chile for 17 years. During his reign of terror, he tortured and killed thousands of his political opponents and forced over 200,000 people into exile around the world.
Film: “The Battle of Chile”: excerpts from the documentary of the military overthrow.
Dr Francisco Dominguez, Chilean exile, one of the foremost authorities on Latin America and Emeritus Professor of Latin American Studies at Middlesex University on the background to the coup and its significance today.
Diego Baeza, Paris based Chilean guitarist, composer and singer who has played internationally. He will be playing classic songs from Chile by Victor Jara, Silvio Rodriguez and Mercedes Sosa along with some original compositions.
Delicious hot South American Empanadas for sale. Bar with fair price drinks. Tickets £10.00; Solidarity tickets £12.00; UB claimants £8.00. Buy in advance here
The Annual General Meeting of Exeter Street Community Hall Limited (the community benefit society that is the legal owner of the Hall) will take place on Wednesday, 14th June, at the Hall, starting at 7:30pm.
Are you a shareholder? If so, please come along for the presentation of the annual reoprt and the Hall’s accounts. Vote on these and other items and elect Directors for the coming period.
This year the AGM will also include a special presentation by one of the Hall’s main hirers, the Migrant English Project. The MEP’s Maude Casey will discuss how the project welcomes and helps local migrants and what are the issues they face.
The bar will be open for refreshments before the meeting starts and after the formal business is finished we’ll move to a social gathering where shareholders can exchange their voting card for a free drink.
Documents relating to the AGM, including the agenda, Directors’ Report and the accounts can be viewed on and downloaded from the AGM’s web page.
If you can’t get to the meeting, please fill in a proxy voting form which can be downloaded from this page. You can either nominate another shareholder to vote for you or you can vote on the form itself and your vote will be added to the other votes by the Chair of the meeting. Proxy votes allow more people to have their say and also help to ensure that we have enough votes to make AGM decisions valid.
Shareholders – are you on our shareholder email list? It’s not the same as our Community Bulletin that lists events and other things going on at the Hall. If you are (or think you might be) a shareholder and you didn’t get a shareholder newsletter on Wednesday 24th May then you’re not on the list. Please send a message to [email protected] if you’d like us to check and (ideally) put you on the list so you’re kept informed about things that are relevant to shareholders.
The Kites are kicking off their 10-year anniversary tour at Exeter Street Hall with a fundraising gig in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support – and they’re bringing along a couple of special guests:
“This year marks the 10th year The Kites have been charming and soothing audiences with their close harmony acoustic loveliness. Original, unpretentious, honest and moving songs with imaginative and surprising instrumentation. Rooted in folk with a touch of the Eagles and topped off by glorious three part vocal harmonies. Genre defying and immensely entertaining. For this anniversary show, Jack Cryer, Mark Allen and Matt Hodgson will be joined on stage by Steve Noyce on electric guitar and Tom Arnold on accordion. Come and join the celebration! Proceeds to go to MacMillan Cancer Support.”