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2 down, 4 to go!

So our first two crafty workshops are over! Puppets were made, kids had fun and everyone got covered in glitter!


We made mask, rabbit and dragon puppets last time, for our next two sessions we will be making fish, bird and monster puppets..roll on tomorrow!


I look forward to seeing some of you at the sessions and hope that the rest of you have a lovely, fun filled Sunday too!

Emma x


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I mentioned a little while ago about our plans to run craft workshops for children in Algiers, now with funding in place I  am so excited to be able to announce the first two dates – 22nd and 29th March which coincides with school holiday time in Algeria.  Little Stars language Centre in Baba Hassen has generously allowed us to use their premises for these sessions  but, we plan to hold them all over and wherever we can to reach as wide a section of the community as possible…if you have any suggestions or would like us to hold one where you are please let me know.

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So, the session will be a fun -filled two hours of cutting, painting and gluing! During the workshop, each child will get to make a variety of puppets including Spoon, Shadow and Mask. Children will be encouraged to make up stories using their puppets and play them out in our specially made puppet theatre.

The workshop will develop creativity and imagination and build confidence through self-expression. Instruction is in English so it will also be an opportunity for those learning the language to develop vocabulary and practice speaking skills. Knowledge of English is not a prerequisite though-ALL children are very welcome.

The workshop will be led by a U.K. qualified teacher who is a native English speaker .

These sessions are  suitable for children aged 5-11 years and are completely free of charge. Places are limited so it is essential to book a space for your child(ren) as soon as possible to avoid disappointment(details on the flyer)

If you would like to download and share the flyer (and it would be great if you did!)please use the links below.

If you are in Algiers I would LOVE for you to book spaces -I promise, your children will have so much crafty fun…and it is always nice to meet our supporters!

Emma x



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Made by hand. A gorgeous giveaway!

Handicrafts are popular in Algeria and several people are able to earn an income by producing beautiful pottery, furniture, glassware, tiles, pictures, handbags, carpets, clothing and many other types of items.


Hand crafted jewellery has been being created in Algeria for hundreds of years and every region has traditional styles that make use of locally sourced stones and findings that are fashioned into beautiful, hard-wearing pieces. My Mother in law gave me a  brooch which had been passed down to her from her grandmother, it is years old but, even today the enamel and coral is still so vibrant-I love it!

jewelcol As part of our Winter Wonder event which starts tomorrow and finishes on Sunday we will be giving away one beautiful Algerian necklace that has been handcrafted from silver and studded with Mediterranean coral.Don’t miss it!


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Save the date!


Algerian Action will be participating in this years ‘Big Draw’ event organised by the campaign for drawing. Their theme for 2012 is taken from painter Paul Klee who famously said that ‘drawing is taking a line for a walk’.
So with that in mind, on Saturday 6th October we are inviting YOU to come and take a line for a walk whilst exploring the many arts and crafts that Algeria has to offer. From pottery to lace to basket-weaving each region has it’s speciality and on the day we hope to give you a brief insight into Algeria’s brilliantly rich crafting heritage.
In addition to demonstrations for all, children will be able to try various activities including calligraphy , mosaic design and tile painting.  There will also be a mini Souk made up of stalls selling a variety of hand-made goods. Furthermore, a delicious range of food will be on offer including some Algerian specialities.
We hope to see you there!
If you make or sell hand-made items and would like to have a stall at the event please email info@algerianaction.co.uk for more details and a booking form- places are strictly limited so be quick!
We also need people to help out on the day so if you would be interested in volunteering please do get in touch.
And lastly but certainly not least, we need lots of gorgeous hand-crafted goodies to sell on our stall so if you would like to help our fundraising efforts in this way we would love to hear from you!

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Charity Craft Auction

For the regulars among you, I’m sure you will remember my recent post about the five year old boy in urgent need of medical treatment. I have been putting together a few ideas to raise funds to help Youcef get the operations he needs and so, I wanted to tell you about the first event: a charity craft auction that will take place on-line.

To make the auction a success I need as many people as possible to donate one of their hand-made creations, items can be literally anything-jewellery, candles,sweets, bags, hairslides, blankets, baby clothes, toys, paintings the list goes on -if you make it you can donate it! Plus of course, as many people as possible are needed to place bids 🙂

The very best thing about the auction being on-line is that you can join in wherever you are in the world.


WHEN? The auction will start on Friday 25th May and run for a week, finishing up at midnight on Thursday 31st May 2012

WHERE? Online. Auctions will take place here, face book and various other blogs and websites

HOW TO HELP? If you have a blog / website / face book page and would like to auction one of your items there that would be fantastic! likewise if you want to hold an auction in person among friends, family, colleagues that would also be great.  If you would prefer me to auction your item then I am more than happy to do so, just send me either the item or a picture and details of it.

If you are planning to donate something please do let me know a.s.a.p. I really would like to start compiling a list of the fabulous goodies that will be on offer and where people can join in the auctions.  At the very latest I need to know by Friday 18th May but really, the earlier the better!

If you are not really up for making something then please do help by participating in the bidding and by spreading the word.

As people sign up to donate items I will update the site here-so please do check back.

As always many,many thanks for your support, every penny/dinar/ euro/ dollar raised will help a little boy receive urgent medical treatment he simply wont otherwise be able to get.

Emma x


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Yesterday- the day of our Bazaar!

After weeks of preparation the day of our Bazaar finally arrived yesterday. There was a whole range of stalls selling  jewellery, toys, clothing, toiletries, bags, honey all kinds of things- along with face painting, activities, a bouncy castle and extra delicious food! A great day was had by all even the Sun came out  so people were able to eat and relax outside too.

£1070 was raised on the day which is just absolutely fantastic!

Huge thanks are owed to the people that came along to the event, to those special people who so generously made and donated things to be sold on our stall, to Julie, Hurriyyah, Louise, Riana, Sharon and Meryam who kindly volunteered on the day and to Silvia and Sarah who donated their skills and offered beauty treatments.  Thank you all so much!



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Great news!

Huge, huge thanks to all of those who contributed to get Abdul Kader a wheelchair. I am astonished just how generous people have been as in just four days the target of £200 has been reached! The amount has been achieved through individual donations and the takings from our fundraising stall at the RSG Eid Bazaar which took place in Ilford on Saturday.

 I’ll update again once Abdul Kader has his wheels!

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