August 7, London: Fundraiser for Palestinian Child Prisoners

Free the Hares Boys! A night of food, short films, music, speakers, dancing and DJs

Thursday, August 7
7:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Passing Clouds
1 Richmond Rd, Dalston, E8 4AA London, United Kingdom
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Join us on the 7th August for a night of food, short films, speakers, music, dancing and DJs – standing up for Palestinian child prisoners, the Hares Boys. Presented by East in East, and guest-hosted by London Palestine Action! Entry fee £5.

From 7.30pm, join us at Passing Clouds for films and speakers on child prisoners and the case of the Hares Boys. Yummy vegetarian/vegan Middle Eastern dinner will be available for £5 (also going to the fundraiser) before and during the films and speakers (to be announced), so come along and have dinner with us before you have a dance.

This will be followed by live music from the fantastic Faith Taylor who will be followed by the unique world music collective Raast, weaving the modern day experience of exile and displacement through traditional Palestinian beats and melodies. Songs of hope, love and resistance that will make you dance and cry.

More exciting live acts are still to be announced and the performances will be followed by DJ sets, finishing up at around 1am.

Why this is important:

The Hares Boys are five Palestinian teenagers who have been held in prison for the last 16 months for a crime that never happened. They have experienced torture at the hands of Israeli prison guards, having been arrested at random in the middle of the night and blamed for an Israeli settler’s car crash. The evidence is non-existent, but the boys are still facing decades in prison. They are currently going through the Israeli military court system, which is automatically stacked against Palestinians. Stand up against injustice, child imprisonment and the torture of Palestinian prisoners by coming to the fundraiser and making a donation!

There are huge burdens associated with having a child in prison – both emotional and financial – the boys’ families are struggling with legal fees, travelling to visits (often to find them cancelled, meaning another journey is necessary), supplying food and clothes to their sons in prison and campaigning for their release. Funds raised will go directly to the families to help them with these costs, making a real change for the boys and lightening the load on their relatives.

Find more information about the Hares Boys here:

‘East In East’ is a monthly night curated by The Raast Collective that aims to bring the best of modern day Arabic and Middle Eastern music and film to heart of the East End.