Well, we here at Philippine Generations are quite excited, because there are a few things coming up that we think you should also be excited about.
Why all the excitement? PG exists to help promote a greater awareness of Filipino identity through culture and community; everything that we do and support helps to further that goal – and these upcoming events tick those boxes completely:
PG Social, Friday 2nd May 2014
The next PG Social is on Friday 2nd May at the Horniman at Hays pub in London Bridge.
The Socials have always been a great opportunity for members of our community, both Filipino and non-Filipino, to come together and, well, socialise!
Meet new people, catch up with old ones, and find out what PG and everyone are up to; these are the key elements of any PG Social.
So do come join us for a drink and a bite to eat! Details are on our Facebook event
Hope’s Afloat Charity Film Screening of ‘Metro Manila’, Saturday 10th May 2014
Last year, we were all pleasantly surprised to see a film, shot almost entirely in Tagalog by an English director, was playing on UK cinema screens! That film, of course, was the BAFTA-nominated ‘Metro Manila’ – a taut and emotional drama following the trials and tribulations of a farmer and his family moving to and trying to survive in Metro Manila.
On Saturday 10th May, at 1pm, the good folks behind Hope’s Afloat are putting on a charity screening of this great film in order to raise money for the building of bankas in Dulag municipality in Leyte, a fishing community that was heavily affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Even nearly six months after the typhoon, there is still so much work to be done helping our kababayans get back on their feet.
By helping the locals to rebuild their bankas, Hope’s Afloat’s partners on the ground are aiming to help the community for the long-term, to get them back on their feet and to help them stay there.
The screening will be at the renowned Prince Charles Cinemain Soho, and will be followed up by a Q&A with the director, Sean Ellis – come along, watch a gripping film and fire off all those burning questions at the man who was the creative inspiration behind the film that brought Tagalog to the British masses.
PG Philippine Cultural Day, Thursday 15th May
Following on from last year’s successful event, St Thomas More Language College in Chelsea are holding another Philippine Cultural Day, a showcase of Filipino arts, culture, cuisine and dance for the entire school community.
This is a brilliant event to introduce non-Filipino members of our community to the richness of our cultural heritage, and we are very fortunate to be able to work in partnership with St Thomas More in doing so.
We do need volunteers! Please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org see how you can help us ensure that this event is as much of a success as last year’s.
PG Philippine Independence Day World Cup, June 2014
The event you have all been waiting for – PG is proud to present the 5th edition of our ever-popular Philippine Independence Day World Cup.
Last year saw Bora Warriors cement their reputation as ultimate champions, as the team to beat, when they won the tournament for the THIRD year in a row… is there someone out there who can get a team together to bring them down??
Get talking to your friends and get your teams organised! Registration will open soon – we need you to bring your best game to PIDWC 2014!
More details to follow!