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Below is a selection of some our fund and awareness-raising events that we have held or participated in since our founding in 2005.

Sandblast Annual Info Day

Nubian Life Resource Centre, October 1, 2023
The Sandblast community as well as members of the Saharawi diaspora in the UK came together to hear updates on Sandblast's work, gain insight into the ongoing human rights struggle in Western Sahara, and enjoy music and food together!

Film Screening: "Sons of the Clouds" with Q&A

University of Sussex, November 25, 2022


Stand with Saharawis Conference

UNITE Trade Union, London, October 29, 2022

Four Films to Change the World Fundraiser

July 28, 2022

Stories from Turkey, Sudan, Pakistan, and Western Sahara followed by panel discussion with filmmakers and Sandblast facilitators

Freedom for Western Sahara Demonstration

June 11, 2022

The demonstration in front of the Moroccan consulate in London also marked the inauguration of the first UK-based Saharawi Community Organisation

UK Parliamentary Hearing

June 9, 2022

All-Party Parliamentary Group committee hearing on self-determination and independence for Saharawi people

Films and Fundraising for Saharawi Refugees

June 6, 2022

Screening of "Sandtracks" and "You Can't Get There From Here" at ActOne Cinema in Acton, London

Endless Exile Photography Exhibition

May 31 - June 9, 2022

Photos by Danielle Smith and Quintina Valero of daily life, culture, and traditions of the Saharawi people in the gallery space at ActOne Cinema

Film Screening and Q&A: "You Can't Get There From Here"

January 15, 2022

Film by Daniel Petkoff and Peter Shields featuring Danielle Smith and Q&A and the Little Theatre in Bath

Midsummer Festival

July 2, 2016

Films, photography, talks, music, and poetry at Hundred Years Gallery in collaboration with StaveHouse

Other events  

  • Sandblast Garden Party Fundraiser, July 2021
  • Run the Sahara 2015 events at The Forge, September and November 2014
  • Run the Sahara 2014 event at Cairo Cafe, Oct 2013
  • Sandblast-ARTifariti encounters at Rich Mix, July 2011
  • Run the Sahara launch at Riverside Studios, October 2011
  • EL PROBLEMA screenings throughout the UK, 2010-2011
  • Concert for the Saharawis at Cargo, November 2009
  • Poetry & Music: Western Sahara meets Latin America at Canning House, March 2007
  • Western Sahara Photo Exhibition at Host Gallery, January 2007
  • Sahara Marathon deadline is soon!

    Make sure you register by the January 15 deadline to run either the 5km, 10km, half-marathon, or full-marathon.
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