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Here's an updated list of all of the Ethiopia related events that we know that are taking place from Friday 15 to Sunday 31 October 2021, excluding the London Art Exhibitions, which were listed in an earlier alert.
The season of online events at Fairfield House Freedom in the City has now ended, but there's a final event taking place at the house and also some Sunday tours.
The AiM Film festival features a number of Ethiopia related films and is starting on Friday 15 October.
WARNING - The new online seminar series on ‘Medieval Archaeology in the Horn of Africa’ closes their ticket applications 5 days before each event - if you want to book for this month's lecture on Wednesday 22 October then applications close on Friday 15 October.
There are quite a lot of newly listed events, the first one starting early on Friday 15 October...

Friday 15 October 15, 01:30-03:00 BST - The Mossy Foot Project by Ventura County Professional Women's Network
Sharon Daley talks about The Mossy Foot Project which operates in Ethiopia and was started by Sharon's father. Mossy Foot is caused by barefoot contact with the soil.

Friday 15 - Sunday 31 October - Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival, prices vary.
The AiM Film Festival is normally held in Glasgow and Edinburgh but this year it will be held online and will be available to audiences across the UK. The festival runs from 15 to 31 October with around 90 films being shown - most films will be available to watch at any time during the full duration of the festival.
Note: Most of the films in the programme are geo-blocked to the UK only.
Ethiopia related films being shown include:
MIN ALESH? - Amleset Muchie / Ethiopia / 2019 / 84 mins / Amharic / Rating 12 / UK Premiere 
YERUSALEM - Levi Zini / Israel / 2021 / 90 mins / Hebrew, Amharic / Rating 15 / Scottish Premiere
COSMOPOLITAN - Moran Nakar / Israel / 2020 / 20 mins / Hebrew, Amharic / Rating 12
JEGNA - Gal Sagy / Israel / 2020 / 5 mins / Hebrew, Amharic / Rating PG
BIRD'S SONG - Sarah Imsand / Switzerland / 2020 / 19 mins / Amharic / Rating PG / Scottish Premiere
TRANSITION – ‘XBUK ALO?’ - Andi Bänziger & Aron Marty / Switzerland / 2019 / 11 mins / Amharic, French, Tigrinya / Rating U / UK Premiere

Saturday October 16, 17:30-19:00 BST - “Add another lak to it” by Brick Lane Circle (BLC) has been postponed until Saturday 18 December.

Saturday 16 October, 14:00-17:00 BST -  Fairfield House Freedom in the City Closing Event - Music performances and film screening.
Specially commissioned music performance by Chloe Rose Laing and Mohamed Errebbaa, poetry by commissioned poet Vanessa Melody, and screening of commissioned film by Yuko Edwards.
Live at Fairfield House (not an online event)

Sunday 17 October, 10:00-16:00 BST - Black History Month Guided Tour of Fairfield House - £10
Tours last just over 60 minutes, starting on the hour at 10:00 to 16:00 inclusive, and include the gardens.
Adults £10, Senior Citizens and Students £8, Children aged 6-18 £5, Children 5 and under free.
For tickets visit :

Monday 18 October, 10:00-12:00 BST - Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking of Africans; When will it stop? by UK BME Anti-Slavery Network - BASNET
As the world commemorates International Anti Slavery Day, The UK BME Anti Slavery Network(BASNET) will hold this Policy Diplomatic Dialogue to bring together government representatives from the African Union, North Africa(Ethiopia),East Africa(Kenya) and West Africa(Nigeria and Ghana) to review government policies and implementation approach towards ending modern slavery and human trafficking.

Wednesday 20 October, 17:00-18:00 BST - Comparative Archaeobotany of Medieval Christian and Islamic Ethiopia by by CfIA - IAIS - University of Exeter
Speaker: Alemseged Beldados (Associate Professor of Environmental Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, Addis Ababa University)
The first lecture in a ‘Medieval Archaeology in the Horn of Africa’ seminar series which aims to bring recent research on the medieval archaeology of the Horn of Africa to a wide audience.
Bookings close 15 October.

Wednesday 20 October, 18:30-19:30 BST - An Online Pilgrimage through Ethiopia with Revd Dr John Binns by Southwark Cathedral (£1)
Join Revd Dr John Binns for this online journey through the Christian sites of Ethiopia.

Thursday 21 October, 18:00-19:15 BST - Every drop matters by IF Oxford science and ideas Festival
Music, sound and film blend with the science of water in this multi-sensory event, inspired by climate change research from Nepal, and water security in Ethiopia. This event is offered either in-person at Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HD or online via a simultaneous live-stream.
Please ensure you book the correct ticket type!

Friday 22 October, 13:00-15:50 BST - "Respect and Shame in Healthcare and Bioethics" Workshop Series by Wellcome Centre for the Cultures + Environments of Health
13:00 - “Microaggressions as Forms of Humiliation and Shame within Medical Encounters in Mexico.” by Vania Smith-Oka, University of Notre Dame
14:10 - “Counting Fake Latrines: Shit, Shame and the State.” by Sarah Howard
Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) aims to promote rural latrine and govern communal behaviour through invoking disgust in order to provoke shame. This paper will explore how a hybrid form of CLTS came to be enacted in a rural area of Amhara Region in Ethiopia.

Sunday 24 October, 10:00-16:00 BST - Black History Month Guided Tour of Fairfield House - £10
See Sunday 17 October entry for more details.

Monday 25 October, 21:30-23:00 BST - Executive Agency And State Effectiveness: Comparing Sino-African Railways by China and the World Program
Comparing Sino-African Railways In Kenya And Ethiopia' by Yuan Wang

Tuesday 26 October, 03:00-04:30 BST - Ethiopian Culture with EWB-SFP (SFari 2021) by Engineers Without Borders-SF Professional Chapter - Tickets $10
Join the Ethiopian team for a three part online cultural event. Learn and experience Ethiopian culture through trivia, crafts, and food!

Tuesday 26 October, 13:00-14:00 BST - Securing inclusive land restoration by CGIAR Water, Land and Ecosystems
This webinar will analyze the social and political dimensions of land restoration initiatives

Tuesday 26 October, 15:30-16:00 BST - GrowUp Incubator: Sustainable Food Systems: Info session by Yunus Environment Hub
GrowUp Incubator for green Social Businesses: Sustainable Food Systems in East Africa - an introduction for entrepreneurs or mentors.

Tuesday 26 October, 17:00-18:00 BST - Open MINDS Institute: Giovanni Ruffini by Regina A Quick Center for the Arts
A virtual seminar with Giovanni Ruffini, "Christian River: Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia from Rome to Islam."
The ancient civilizations of the Nile Valley present a paradox to the modern world. They have left us thousands of years of accomplished art and architecture and an unbroken literate tradition dating from antiquity to the present day. And yet they remain largely unknown. Their Christian periods give us the chance to study indigenous African civilizations at the intersection of classical antiquity and the rise of Islam.

Wednesday 27 October, 14:00-15:00 BST - How Can We End Malaria? Lessons From Around the World by Friends of the Global Fight, Malaria No More, Nothing But Nets
Discussion focusing on the successes, innovations and lessons learned in the fight against malaria in six locations around the world - Senegal, Uganda, India, El Salvador, Ethiopia and the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Wednesday 27 October, 18:00-19:00 BST - Late Antique Empires on the Red Sea: Wars without Faith by Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU
A lecture by Valentina A. Grasso that aims to analyse the interactions between Jews and Christians in sixth century South Arabia, offering some reflections on the wider late antique socio-economic and political map.

Wednesday 27 October, 18:00-19:00 BST - Young Researcher Series with Riccardo Sordi by AAPG Aberdeen Student Chapter
Riccardo Sordi (PhD Student, University of Aberdeen), will be presenting his talk 'Modelling Fluvial Response in Active Normal Faults: An example from the Dandiero Basin, Eritrea.

Wednesday 27 October, 19:00-20:30 BST - Tigray, Oromia, and the Ethiopian Empire by The Funambulist
Join The Funambulist for a conversation with Ayantu Tibeso, J. Khadijah Abdurahman, Léopold Lambert, and Zoé Samudzi.

Wednesday 27 October, 19:00-21:00 BST - Imperatives of Pan African Education by Centre of Pan African Thought
First lecture, of a series of three by Dr John K Marah, Toussaint to Nkrumah - A radical vision towards African nationalism and unity.

Thursday 28 October, 13:30-14:30 BST - Evaluating culture-sensitive & faith-based domestic violence interventions by Project dldl/ድልድል
Presentations on designing and evaluating faith-based interventions in culture-sensitive ways: Insights from the international evidence and practical lessons from project dldl/ድልድል

Thursday 28 October, 20:00-21:00 BST - A conversation on endangered languages and their documentation by SOAS University of London
An American Friends of SOAS webinar on Endangered Languages, including some from Ethiopia.

Friday 29 October, 14:00-15:00 BST - Duke-UNICEF Virtual Forum on Social Innovation Pitch Event by Duke University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and UNICEF
An inspiring series of pitches from social entrepreneurs who are are transforming the lives of girls and women in Africa.

Sunday 31 October, 10:00-16:00 BST - Black History Month Guided Tour of Fairfield House - £10
See Sunday 17 October entry for more details.

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