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This is where we post news of events arranged by Exeter Ethiopia Link in Exeter and reports of visits made by members of the Link to our projects in Ethiopia.

Acoustic Cafe 2018

Posted 18 March 2018

It was great to see a full house at this year’s Acoustic Café in Topsham, with many new faces and new musicians too. The evening started with a relaxed Ethiopian coffee followed by the Acoustic Café with six local musicians playing to around 80 people.

Our huge thanks to the musicians who played for free, Jeff for helping organise them, the soundman, and the great team of volunteers.

We raised £788 which will go a long way on the ground in Nekemte.

Musicians this year included:

Pete Falloon, Anna Jones,  Ergo Schmidt & Tom Nancarrow,

Mark Taylor, Hannah and Graham, & Linda. 

Click on the buttons below to see the musicians on the web.

Full House at the Acoustic Cafe

Mark Taylor


Ergo Schmidt & Tom Nancarrow

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Posted 17 February 2018

Vision Aid Overseas Report on Visit to Nekemte

Posted 12 January 2018

Exeter Ethiopia Link donated £1500 to the VAO (Vision Aid Oversea) project in Nekempte. The money was used for the outreach aspect of the programme which focused on school children. In addition, EEL funded 1000 frames, 2000 uncut lenses and 750 readymade glasses. Enquiries are being made to find out if the young man featured in the report has been treated in Addis. We are delighted that VAO are considering returning to Nekemte next year.

Acoustic Cafe 2018
Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Posted 11 January 2018

This year's Acoustic Cafe will take place at Mathews Hall Topsham on Saturday 10 March,
7.30 - 11.00 pm. It will be preceded, 6.30 - 7.30 pm, by a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.


Posted 9 January 2018

Our trustee, Valerie Huggins, has published a number of papers and articles drawing on several of Exeter Ethiopia Link's projects. Click on the button below for descriptions of each publication and to find out how you can gain access to them.

Successful Acoustic Cafe

Posted 22 June 2017

This year our annual Acoustic Café was kicked off with a traditional Ethiopian Coffee ceremony with coffee, popcorn and Ethiopian music. This gave us a nice chance to meet and welcome some of the young (16-19 year old) East African and Iraqi people that now live in Exeter.

Annual Report

Posted 1 June 2017

The Annual Report for 2016 was presented at the recent AGM. Click on DOWNLOAD to download the report as a PDF