Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy 90th Birthday Mr Mandela

On Tuesday night Caroline (my black shadow councillor from Kenya, just to remind you) and I went to the Town Hall for a civic reception to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.

It was a lovely occasion, lots of Africans dancing, singing and reading extracts from his speeches, we both thoroughly enjoyed it.

I shall quickly take this opportunity to extract from an email about an event taking place in Kensington tomorrow, Saturday which you might like to attend. If you can, I urge you to do so, as the publicity has been minimal and I don't want them to have a poor attendance.

Saturday, 19th July, at the Kensington Community Sports Centre, Jubille Drive, L7, a full day of adult and family activities is offered, see second attachment, including:

Music workshops
Cultural Dancing
Face painting
Workshop: Nelson Mandela Theme with celebrity speakers, 1.0pm.
Fashion Show of African Clothes, 3..0pm
Cultural food tasting
Information Stalls
Art and Craft Stalls
Gospel Choir
Workshop: Nelson Mandela Theme with celebrity speakers, 1.0pm.

African food will be on sale between from 12.00. There will also be children’s Activities Area.

There will also be multi cultural football competitions at the Kensington Community Sports Centre, Jubilee Drive, and Botanic Park between 10am and 4 pm.

Mandela Cups

10 .00am – 4.00pm, Junior ( U10s, U12s ) 5-a-side football competition finals at Kensington Community Sports Centre, Jubilee Drive, L7
11.00am – 5.00pm, Senior (Over 16s) 6-a-side football competitions and finals, Botanic Park, L7

I hope to visit at some point with my folks.


scouseboy said...

I have always admired Nelson Mandela, but I think he has let himself down a bit lately.
He has the ability to influence issues in Zimbabwe, and therefore curb the abhorrent antics of Mugabe, but he has chosen to sit on the sidelines and do and say nothing. Sorry to be a killjoy!!!

Louise Baldock said...

My understanding is that he has spoken out. So I did a bit of Googling and found this entry

Have a look, let me know what you think

(PS I saw someone with your name in the deaths in the Echo last week - I am so very glad it was not you!)

scouseboy said...

I stand corrected Louise, I was not aware of that news snippet until now. Glad that you have put the record straight.
Glad also that I dont get the echo, I could have read my own obitury!!!