[ London, England ]

Selam all,

London will be celebrating the centenary of Adwa from March 1-3. For those of you who are living in UK I hope you will find the following program valuable. It is rare and unmissable opportunity. There is Music, Symposium, Exhibition and out door and Indoor sport activities.

Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam will be giving speech on Adwa & Anti- Colonial Development, Dr.Teshay BS, and Dr. Aleme Eshete are among the few. Friday night cultural and Music extravaganza and many more. Don't miss it!!!




PROGRAM: Saturday 2 March 1996 (Islington Tower Hall Upper ST N1

1. General Theme: Reflection on the History and Politics that precipitated the Battle of Adwa.

9:30 - 10:00 - Registration

10:00 -10:15 - Opening remarks: Cdr..Asefa Seifu (Chair of ECB)

10:15 - 11:00 Key note Speech (Adwa & Anti-Colonial Development) Prof. Mesfin W/ Mariam (Chairman of EHRCO)
11:30 - 11:45 Poetry -" Mczekre Adwa " L.M Abebaw Yegzaw

11:45 - 12:15 The Ethiopian campaign Adwa Ezra Tsegaye .

12:15 - 12:45 The Ethiopian Military, Cultural and Political Leadership at Adwa. General Nega Tegegn.

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 Panel Discussion on the teams of the morning session
Panelists Prof: Mesfin, Dr. Aleme Ezra, Gen Nega and Dr. Aklilu)

14:00 -14:15 Poetry "Adwa Lay Kere " by Abele Haile

4:15 -14:30 Coffee Break Moderator Dr. Mammo Muche

2 General Theme: Major Cultural forces acting in the Battle of Adwa.

14:30 -15:00 - "Women in the Battle of Adwa". Dr. Tsehaye Berhane Selasse

15:00 - 15:30 The Role of The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Mr. Tewodros Ethopiawi

15:30 - 16:00 Contemporary relevance of the Battle of Adwa to the 20th Century. Mr. Worku Gebeyehu

16:00 -16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 -16:30 Poetry "ADWA" Mentesenot Mengesh

16:30- 17:00 Panel Discussion. (Dr Teshay B. Selasse Tewodros, Worku and L.M. Abebaw Yegzaw Moderator: Dr. Tadesse Wale

Friday March 1, 1996 Traditional and Contemporary Live Music and Dance - Drama Based on the Battle of Adwa Venue: The Rocket Hall, Holoway Road, University Of North London

Tickets: 12.50 pound in advance, 15 at the door

Available from ECB office 0171 388 4944

1. Abbyssinia NW2 0181 208 0110
2. Addis Abba NW2 0171 209 3501
3. Ethio-Restaurant N8 0181 880 2889
4. Fasika N7 0171 272 7572
5. Lalibela NW5 0171 284 0600
6. Menelik N1 0171 700 7774
7. Senke N7 0171 359 7687

Sport :

Football 5 aside indoor (6 weeks)
Date: 18 February 1996
Time: 2pm -4pm
Venue: Michael Sobel Lesiure Center
Sport type: Volleyball, Ground tennis Table Tennis and Basketball

Starts: 17 February , Every Saturday 11:30 am _2:30pm
Venue Working Men Collage, 44 Crowdale Road NW1
And many more activities. Come and enjoy the celebration

For further Information contact The Ethiopian Community in Britannia or Dr. Mammo Muche e-mail mammo1@mdx.ac.uk

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