Tag Archives: Ana Naomi de Sousa

Turkish film festival opens

By Ana de Sousa

Three Monkeys film poster 

Scores of Turkish actors, directors and producers graced the red carpet at the BFI Southbank to celebrate the 14th London Turkish Film Festival (LTFF) this week.



Leave a comment

Filed under Arts, Community, Leisure, Culture

Asylum seekers face hungry Christmas

By Ana Naomi de Sousa

Desperate families of asylum seekers need donations or risk facing a cold and hungry Christmas.

The Lewisham Refugee Network (LRN) is appealing urgently for donations for asylum seekers and their families who have no way of supporting themselves.


With their current level of donations, LRN provide 10 packages per week. As 25 families depend on them they are only able to provide each with food on alternate weeks. “It’s so difficult telling a mother of three that there’s no food for her this week because we have run out. It shouldn’t be like that, ” said Jasintha Ngobefa, a qualified nurse who now works full time at LRN.

Continued: “We want them to have a real Christmas”

1 Comment

Filed under Voluntary Organisations

Football fights stop music

By Ana Naomi de Sousa

Aggressive football fans are scaring off musicians who perform in a pub in Oval.

Irish folk singer William Barr is refusing to sing in his usual Sunday slot because of escalating violence from the Scottish football team supporters.

The Sunday late night music sessions have run for as far back as residents can remember, and regulars like Barr have gained a loyal fan-base. But this is all changing due to the rowdy behaviour of the football fans.

Musician Greg Mckneally, 31, is missing his slot too: “I don’t want to take the risk.”

Leave a comment

Filed under Sport