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Help Calais refugees at a free film screening of 'Fire At Sea'

By Phoebe Trimingham

If the current doom-loop of news is getting you down, here’s a good way to brighten things up. On Tuesday evening, NT’s bar in Netil House will be hosting a ‘Collecting for Calais’ screening to gather donations for the refugee camp in Calais. The award-winning documentary ‘Fire At Sea’ will be shown, which explores the Italian island of Lampedusa and how locals interact with the newcomers arriving on shore every day.

It’s free to get in, but guests are asked to bring items to donate. Camp provisions are running really low and there are things specifically needed – so please only donate items from the list below (or, you know, good old cash).

So do a nice thing and head down. Help prove that the world is still a positive, connected and occasionally bright blob of rock that we all just happen to share. 

FOOD: Tinned food with ring pulls (lamb, chicken, beef, tuna, sardines, tomatoes, beans, lentils), easy cook rice, cooking oil, dates

DRINKS: Tea, green tea, UHT milk, coffee, sugar, long-life fruit juice

CLOTHES: Men’s jogging bottoms (28-34 waist), hoodies and T-shirts, socks, flip flops, men’s summer coats, waterproof trousers

SLEEPING ITEMS: Blankets, roll mats, sleeping bags

TOILETRIES: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, razors, washing powder, sun cream

MISCELLANEOUS: Wind-up torches, buckets, rucksacks

‘Collecting for Calais’ is at NT’s Bar (Netil House), London Fields, E8 3RL on Tue Aug 9 from 6pm (screening starts at 8pm). Entry is free, but please bring items to donate.

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