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Our next screenings are on Friday 8 March and Friday 5 April, at Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street.

If you’d like to get in touch, email us at poppadom.pictures [at] gmail.com.

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Dates for February, March and April

We’ve just confirmed the dates of our next regular film and curry evenings:

Friday 8 February

Friday 8 March and

Friday 5 April.

The children’s film starts at 5pm followed by curry once the children’s film is over. This is usually from 6.30 or so (it depends on how long the film is). The  adults’ film starts at about 7.15. We’ll email details of the films and timings before each event.

There’s  no need to book – just show up to Film Oxford at 54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH.

The films are FREE though donations towards running costs are gratefully received.

Curry, supplied by The Everest, is £5 for adults & over 12s. (Pizza is available as an alternative for children.) Suggested donation £3 for children.

If you’re coming to the children’s screening please aim to arrive by 4.45 as this will help us to start at 5pm and allow more time for food between films.

The terms of the licence we use don’t allow us to advertise the films on this website but we’ll be emailing the details out shortly. If you would like to know the film titles, email us at Poppadom.pictures@gmail.com. You can also email us at the same address if you would like to be added to our information list.

This is a community initiative so please be prepared to help with setting up and clearing up so we can all enjoy the evening.
BYO drinks (soft drinks will be provided).
Please bring plates and cutlery so we can avoid waste.
Take home your rubbish and empties at the end of the evening.

We’re back on Friday 7 September

Poppadom Pictures is back after the summer break on 7 September at Film Oxford. There’s  no need to book – just show up to Film Oxford at 54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH.

As usual we’ll show the children’s film starting at 5pm followed by curry around 6.30 or so, with the adults’ film starting around 7.15.

If you’re coming to the children’s screening please aim to arrive by 4.45 as this will help us to start at 5pm and allow more time for food between films.

The films are FREE though donations towards running costs are gratefully received.

Curry, supplied by The Everest, is £5 for adults & over 12s. (Pizza is available as an alternative for children.) Suggested donation £3 for children.

We’ll circulate details of the films to the mailing list shortly.

If you’re not on our mailing list and would like to know the film titles, email us at Poppadom.pictures[at]gmail.com. You can email us at the same address if you’d like to be added to our information list.

This is a community initiative so please be prepared to help with setting up and clearing up so we can all enjoy the evening.
BYO drinks (soft drinks will be provided).
Please bring plates and cutlery so we can avoid waste.
Take home your rubbish and empties at the end of the evening.

Bamyani family appeal ruling

We are delighted to announce that on the 17th of May the Bamyani family heard from the Judge that he has ruled in their favour and against the Home Office decision that Sohaila and Muslem must return to Afghanistan.

UPDATE: it’s been confirmed on 22 May that the Home Office have decided not to appeal against this ruling.

Hassan would like to extend his heartfelt thanks to everyone in the community who reached out to support the family so generously during this difficult time.

Screenings in May and June

We’ve just confirmed the dates of our next regular film and curry evenings:

Friday 11 May and

Friday 8 June.

These will be in the format of children’s film starting at 5pm followed by curry around 6.35 or so, with the adults’ film starting at about 7.15.

There’s  no need to book – just show up to Film Oxford at 54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH.

The films are FREE though donations towards running costs are gratefully received.

Curry, supplied by The Everest, is £5 for adults & over 12s. (Pizza is available as an alternative for children.) Suggested donation £3 for children.

If you’re coming to the children’s screening please aim to arrive by 4.45 as this will help us to start at 5pm and allow more time for food between films.

We’ve been informed that the terms of the licence we use doesn’t allow us to advertise the films on this website but we’ll be emailing the details out shortly.

If you would like to know the film titles, email us at Poppadom.pictures@gmail.com. You can also email us at the same address if you would like to be added to our information list.

This is a community initiative so please be prepared to help with setting up and clearing up so we can all enjoy the evening.
BYO drinks (soft drinks will be provided).
Please bring plates and cutlery so we can avoid waste.
Take home your rubbish and empties at the end of the evening.

Update on Bamyani family hearing

The appeal hearing against the deportation of Sohaila and Muslem Bamyani took place on 1st May in Birmingham.

A small group of supporters including relatives, friends and representatives from the local community joined the Bamyani family at the Appeal Court.

Councillor Helen Evans was called as a witness and made a statement to the judge conveying the immense local support for the family. Many of your letters were in the bundle of information given to the judge.

The judge decided he needed time to make a decision and will inform the family’s solicitor of his judgement by letter in the next four to six weeks. We will update you all when we hear the news.

The family’s legal costs are proving much higher than we had originally anticipated. To reflect this we have increased our target on the JustGiving page to £6000. We are able to keep the page open and will publicise it more widely to see if we can attract any more donations. We would be very grateful if you could share the page on Facebook and Twitter so we can reach new supporters.

Many thanks for your on-going support for the family which means so much to them and to us.

Bamyani family court date 1 May

The final appeal in the Bamyani’s case is at 10.00 am, May 1st.

Supporters are welcome to attend.

The hearing is taking place at:

Birmingham Immigration and Asylum Chamber (First Tier Tribunal)
Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Hearing Centre
Priory Courts
33 Bull Street
West Midlands
Birmingham
West Midlands
B4 6DS

How to get there:

Map Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/52°28’54.0%22N+1°53’44.4%22W/@52.4816515,-1.8978502,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d52.4816515!4d-1.8956615

By Train from Oxford:
Departs 07.39 arrives Birmingham New Street 09.00
Departs 08.12am arrives Birmingham New Street 09.18

Online donations for Bamyani family appeal

On 15 March 2018 Poppadom Pictures and Friction Talks held a poetry reading and film screening at Film Oxford to support Hassan Bamyani and his family. We began fundraising at the event to help the Bamyani family to fund their legal case to appeal against the decision by the home office to deport Sohaila and Muslem Bamyani.

As we’ve heard that many others would like to contribute, an appeal page has been set up on JustGiving at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bamyani-family-appeal.

Please share this link with others you know who are interested in helping. If you go to that page it’s easy to generate automatic links to it for Facebook and Twitter.

Finally, if you would also like to write a letter to support the Bamyani family you can find information about how to do this on this website.

Friction Talks, Poppadom Pictures and the Bamyani family are very grateful for the generosity shown at this event. Many thanks for your support!