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Here's a list of Ethiopia related events that we know are taking place in September:

Tuesday 6 September - Tuesday 1 November - Exhibition - Christian Art and Faith in the Ethiopian Empire by UCL Engagement
North Cloisters, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E
Christian Art and Faith in the Ethiopian Empire explores religious wall paintings and how they highlight the value, history and significance of the early artistic heritage of Ethiopia. More details of the exhibition are being added to a dedicated webpage.

Wednesday 7 September, 15:00-17:00 BST - Orthodox Christianity and War: A deliberation by Centre of World Christianity, SOAS University of London
Hybrid Event - R103, Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG and on Zoom
The second part of a discussion on Orthodox Christianity and War: A historical, ecclesial & theological deliberation in pursuit of peace & inter-Church conciliation. The first roundtable that was held on 18 May focused on Ukraine (watch the event here), involving a diverse pool of speakers and discussants. This second roundtable will focus on the case of Ethiopia to honour differences in the historical trajectories of Eastern and Oriental faith traditions and the socio-political conditions of the two countries.

Saturday 10 September, 10:30-12:30 BST - CAFOD SE Region World Food Crisis Harvest Meeting with Catherine Ogolla by SE Regional team
Learn more about our World Food Crisis appeal and hear first-hand how it is affecting the communities CAFOD work with in Kenya. Currently the Horn of Africa and East Africa is facing a climate induced drought following four consecutive seasons of failed rains. Catherine Ogalla, CAFOD's Country Representative for Kenya, Uganda & Eritrea, looks forward to sharing information on the current situation.

Saturday 10 September, 13:00-20:00 BST, Ethiopia Day at the Ethiopian Embassy, 17 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PZ
An Ethiopian New Year fundraising event to raise money for reconstructing schools in Amhara and Afar, organised by the Ethiopian community and Ethiopian Embassy
Reserve a ticket on Eventbrite and get a free soft drink when you pay at the door. Tickets £25 adults, £10 teens (14-17yrs), under 14 yrs free.
Music and Entertainment from Yared Sahle, Betty Dimple (Bethlehem Bekele), Krar Collective and the Dankira Dance Group.
Food and Drinks, Fun and activities for children.

Tuesday 13 September - Saturday 1 October, Exhibition - In Between I by Girmachew Getnet
Addis Fine Art, 21 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W  8DD, Tuesday - Friday, 11:00-18:00, Saturday, 12:00-18:00.
Addis Fine Art present the first European solo exhibition with Germany based figurative painter Girmachew Getnet.

Tuesday 20 September, 11:00-12:00 BST - Addis Fine Art's position in the African arts scene by Association for Art History
Discussing the ever-expanding work of Addis Fine Art, co-founder Mesai Haileleul introduces the aims of both gallery spaces in London and Addis Ababa. Using artists that the gallery represents as examples, Mesai explores the wider contemporary arts scene in the Horn of Africa and how Addis Fine Art compliments this ecosystem.

Tuesday 20 September, 15:00-16:00 BST - Assessing Labor Supply and Demand to Benefit Youth: Case Study in Ethiopia by YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation
This presentation will outline how Rapid Asia measured demand and supply for workers across key growth sectors and with respect to jobs that require different skill levels, with a specific focus on the impacts on youth.

Tuesday 20 September, 19:00-20:00 BST - Online Book Club - In Ethiopia with a Mule by Dervla Murphy
Inspired by childhood stories of Prester John and the Queen of Sheba, Dervla Murphy trekked through Highland Ethiopia on a mule in 1966.
Dervla Murphy (28 November 1931 – 22 May 2022) was the author of many adventure travel books, writing for more than 50 years. She normally travelled alone without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people. In Ethiopia with a Mule was her fourth book and described her walk with a pack mule from Asmara to Addis Ababa.

Sunday 25 September, 14:00-18:00 BST - Amharic Book Afternoon by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society at the Ethiopian Community in Britain, 2a Lithos Road, London NW3 6EF
14:00 - Doors Open, Henningham Family Press and Bethlehem Attfield will be selling copies of her translation of The Lost Spell by Yismake Worku. Alex Tefera will be selling copies Funtezya - ፈንጠዝያ, his latest book of social and political cartoons about Ethiopia. There will be a table of other Ethiopia related books for sale, with many books in Amharic that have been brought over from Addis Ababa.
15:00 - Talk , Translating Amharic Literature by Bethlehem Attfield (also available to view online).
16:30 - Talk, A discussion of Alex Tefera's new book, Funtezya, with Angela Raven-Roberts (also available to view online).
18:00 - Event Ends
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