Today is World Water Day, a day to reflect on what we have achieved and what more we need to do.
If you feel like making a difference today, please use the links below to add your voice and/or donate.
Really happy to announce our latest protected spring with the help of Bridge of Hope Children’s Ministry, is ready and supplying clean water. The official opening ceremony is later this month in Uganda.
We would like to thank everyone who attended, donated, Durty dipped at the Durty Sound System Fundraiser back in November at the Wine Vaults. We would also like to thank Southsea’s local business for their support with the Dirty Dip.
Everyone you should be very proud of what can be achieved with a DiY party ethic.
We are very pleased to announce another fundraiser and ‘Durty Dip’ for No More Durty Water. This event is Inform Records 2nd Birthday party, who are kindly donating £1 from every ticket sold towards No More Durty Water.
Plus the Durty Dip costs £2 to enter, giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes from Inform and local businesses.
Including INFORM RECORDS CUSTOM BIKE Kindly donated by Ye Olde Bike Shoppe.
Inform Records are an independent drum & bass label based in the Portsmouth. Releasing music by Paul T, Roygreen & Protone, Pennygiles…
For their second birthday they’re finally bringing the Inform Records label night back to Portsmouth: the city where it all began. With a stellar cast of some of the label’s top contributors we’ll be taking it back to basics in classic Inform style.
So if you love drum & bass and want to party while giving something back, we shall see you down the front.
Inform Records Residents:
RoyGreen & Protone (Austria)
Macca & Vector
Mota & Robinsun
K-Eye & Joe Raygun
Saturday 22nd February
9pm – 2am, The Registry
1-2 St. Michaels Road, , PO1 2EE Portsmouth
DURTY SOUND SYSTEM is on another fundraising adventure for us. They are taking there pop-up DURTY party back to The Wine Vaults.
This year the target set by them is £2,400, which would be fantastic. In anticipation of this fundraiser success, our partners Bridge Of Hope Children’s Ministry have identified a place for a protected spring that will serve a large community in Uganda. Hopefully the work start in November/December depending on the weather.
This year they are introducing the DURTY DIP. Your chance to win some amazing prizes, without all that raffle jazz. Lara from NMDW has been very busy getting this organised. We shall release prize details very soon.
If you have been to one of Durty Sound System’s fundraisers, you know its always one for your diary. Each one gets better and better. Can’t wait to see what they have planned.
Durty Sound System Deejays, MONKEY PAUL, MATT SEENEY, ROWAN BASTABLE, MICAH STAFFORD
with our great friends…STEVE LAMING [COR], FUNK KLUB with Bionic & Gary Samways, CHARLIE[Longlive], SEBASTIAN GOLDWRIST [Shutka].
with very special guests… DJ MOTA [Inform Records/UP.dnb] & MARK FLOOD
A Fusion of good dance music with a social consciousness
Saturday 9th November
7 pm – 1 am
£5 Entry & Durty Dip £2
A fundraiser for No More Durty Water featuring 4 bands and 4 visual artists to provide clean drinking water in the district of Malda, West Bengal, India, of which is severely arsenic polluted. we want to buy a water filtration unit, which filters out the arsenic and iron and supplies clean drinking water for 500 people. These units currently come to approximately £ 1.810 and will be installed by local charity Calcutta Rescue (registered charity no. 290197).
An amazing line up not to be missed! Brighton based trio Oh! Captain will treat you to an intense trip along the lines of At the Drive-In and Mars Volta (Drive-In at Mars), long time lovers of walls of sound Carmen Rosa will hypnotise you with their driving guitar work and funky bass lines, and fresh back from tour, Kassassin Street has blown life into krautrock again through a big reed of psychedelia. And then, not only will these three bands blow you off your rocker, but the mighty Black Market Karma are rolling in their huge sound from London to send you into space!
The visual aspect is going to be immense. The one and only Cassettelord will be conducting live art on the night, and there is an original cassette-piece to be won (drawn from the number on your tickets, so don’t lose it!). El Wenche Winlove is showing a supreme collection of her animation films on a big screen in the breaks between bands, drive-in cinema style, and Partial Facsimile has promised a mixed media tactile installation. If this wasn’t enough to stimulate you watchers, Atomsphere are planning a cymascopic approach to band visuals!
We have also been informed that Captain O’Dave of Carmen Rosa has some artwork for us to hang, but it will remain a secret until the night.
C’mon BRIGHTON -
4 bands 4 visual artists £4 entry (that’s 50p a pop!) – A fun night for us can ensure clean water for hundreds of people!
Get your tickets from: (on sale from Friday May 10th)
- Student Union, Grand Parade, University of Brighton,
- Resident Music, Kensington Gardens (50p booking fee).
- The bands (except BMK)/artists/Laila Hansen
Let the magic begin!
Psychedelia For No More Durty Water
Our friends from Durty Sound System are putting together another FUNDRAISER for us.
With the money raised from this event, and another in Brighton, will allow us to work with Calcutta Rescue in Kolkata
Calcutta Rescue has moved into the field of arsenic mitigation in response to the current crisis whereby, as a result of a drop in the water table, the drinking water supply for millions of people in West Bengal has become contaminated with arsenic, a naturally-occurring and very toxic substance.
We are hoping to buy a water filtration unit, which filters out the arsenic and supplies clean drinking water.
‘THE DURTY DOZEN’
A themed party based on the Robert Aldrich 1967 classic war film The Dirty Dozen.
The Durty Dozen, the most twisted, anti-establishment bunch of music junkies your ever run into!
We have trained them, excited them and armed them with fantastic records to execute their mission.
A Three room party at The Fat Fox to raise money for No More Durty Water
Yes Yes Y’all we are taking over all over the Fat Fox, and the Atrium upstairs for a party you’ll never forget.
HANDSOME DAVE as Victor R. Franko
MATT SEENEY as Pedro Jimenez
MONKEY PAUL as Robert T. Jefferson
STEVE LAMING as Archer J. Maggott
DJ BIONIC as Roscoe Lever
CHARLIE LONGLIVE as Milo Vladek
JIMMY SHUTKA as Vernon L. Pinkley
DJ SPENCE as Joseph Wladislaw
GARY SAMWAYS as Tassos R. Bravos
LUCKY DARREN as Glenn Gilpin
JED NUGGET as Seth Sawyer
MARK JAMES as Samson Posey
LEE MARVIN as Major Reisman
GARY MARTIN as Sgt. Clyde Bowren MP
LARA DIMUS-INMAN as General Lara Warden
The Durty Dozen will be fitted out in US Army WW2 outfits.
If you want to join with the fancy dress. The theme is Britain in WW2. No Nazi’s Welcome!!
Full D.S.S Decor, lighting and Sound. Plus we will be installing the Latest Durty Sound System in one of the rooms…BOOM!
Drink Offers & DSS Lucky Dip, with great prizes.
The party kicks off at 6pm till late.
Plus as its a bank holiday weekend, no school the next day.
Tickets are a recession busting £3.
This event is not about glorification of war. Just the first of many theme nights to add to the fun.
War, Politics, Pollution and the Banking System are directly contributing to this horrific situation.
This event is dedicated to the people who have lost their lives fighting in wars and revolutions.
THE DURTY DOZEN
NO MORE DURTY WATER FUNDRAISER
SUN 5th MAY
THE FAT FOX
The Dirty Dozen [Film]
The Dirty Dozen was also one of the first movies to show the darker side of war – that the best soldiers are often society’s outcasts, the sociopaths and misanthropes who kill and rape. War is not civilized, and there’s no place for order or manners amidst the carnage of a battlefield.
About a suicide mission, the army has decided to use 12 criminals who are either awaiting the execution of a death sentence or who have been condemned to spend at least 20 years in prison. If the “volunteers” survive and distinguish themselves, their sentences will be commuted.
If the weather holds the protected spring will be completed this week. Happy World Water Day.
Happy World Water Day. Today is World Water Day, held annually on 22 March, a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2013, in reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water and is coordinated by UNESCO in collaboration with UNECE and UNDESA on behalf of UN-Water.
Two great walks are taking place to raise awareness global water issues and demand political change.
Walking for Water is an awareness and fundraising initiative. School children aged 10-15 are sponsored by friends and family to walk 6 kilometres while carrying 6 litres of water in a backpack. Children learn about global water issues, while raising funds to help solve them.
Representatives of the Walking for Water Campaign will also take the floor during the celebrations of World Water Day in The Hague to present the initiative and the success story in the Netherlands over the last 10 years.
They will explain how the younger generation needs to understand what goes on in the world in relation to one of life’s essentials – water. However, understanding the issues is actually only half of the equation. Kids also need to discover that they have the power to do something about it, to create change.
That’s what’s so great about Walking for Water. Equal importance is placed on raising awareness about the issues and on empowering kids to help their peers get access to safe drinking water.
The World Walks for Water and Sanitation is a global event demanding action to address the world’s largest crisis – water and sanitation.
Millions of people walk great distances each day to collect water. Billions have no safe place to go to the toilet and are forced to walk into fields to defecate, risking assault and compromising their dignity. Unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation means children have to miss school and are dying needlessly from disease caused by contaminated water. Ending the water and sanitation crisis would help break the poverty cycle, would increase school attendance, and save lives.
From 16-24 March 2013, thousands of people across the globe will walk together to demand political change. The walks will take place around World Water Day, 22nd March, and will build on the success of The World’s Longest Toilet Queue in 2010, the World Walks for Water campaign in 2011, and of the World Walks for Water and Sanitation in 2012
Because of these global actions, governments took notice and made promises both nationally and internationally which we now have to make sure they keep.
Safe drinking water and sanitation is a human right1 which must be upheld, and we need you to get involved and make a stand.
Bridge of Hope Children’s Ministry’s Geoff & Barbara have just returned from Uganda with pictures from the official handover of our protected spring in Nyakinengo. The spring has been operational since the end of November. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.
We have identified with the help of Bridge of Hope Children’s Ministry a site for another protected spring. Hopefully work will commence very soon. What a great way to start 2013!!!!
We have fundraisers coming up in the Spring in Brighton and Southsea…….
The Nyakinengo protected spring serving the community, who have inscribed our name on to it.
Thanks to everyone who donated money and time to make this happen.
Wow! Can’t put into words the feeling of this fantastic achievement. I bet the water taste wonderful.
Think we need to look into better containers for the fresh water.