Future events

A couple of years ago the EU agreed a grant to Aschiana over four years. for general running costs. This frees the Friends of Aschiana support an alternative project. Engineer Youssef put forward plans for developing a garden in the suburbs of Kabul, on land donated for the purpose, where young women can be trained to grow their own food. The Friends are supporting the building of a wall around the area initially. This is an exciting venture, and one way we could raise funds to help would be if anyone who opens their garden to the public, would be prepared to open for an additional day for Aschiana! Is anyone out there up for it?! If so, please phone Fiona Earle on 01992 462467.


Afghan Street Angels Photographic Exhibition in association with Friends of Aschiana UK
Oct 27th to Nov 12th 2014
Venue: Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre,17-25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch High St, London EC2A 3EA  Tel 020 7033 1500  Open daily 8.30am - 6.00pm Entrance free.
See our news page for further information


Past Events


Friday 6th December to Sunday 8th of December

A Christmas Tree Festival will be held at All Saints, Hertford  over the weekend 6th - 8th December. There will be an Aschiana   during this entire event.  

We shall also be sponsoring a Christmas Tree for Aschiana

There will be musical events at intervals during each day. Food and refreshment will be provided.


Saturday 19th May All Saints Church Hertford: coffee morning, plant sale and Aschiana stall 10.00-12.00

Sunday 24th June All Saints Church Hertford: open church day and Aschiana stall 12.00-16.00 Garden Project


29th October Alex Ashworth in concert at All Saints Hertford

25th June Annual Church Fete

25th June, from 10 am to 3 pm, 50% of proceeds were donated to Friends of Aschiana. Friends of Aschiana also had a stall at the fete, selling Afghan shawls and Tibetan jewellery from Nepal


12th December Friends of Aschiana ran a stall at the Haileybury College

27th November Friends of Aschiana ran a stall at All Saints Autumn Bazaar, Hertford

14th February Valentine's party. Adam Street Club, 9 Adam Street, London WC2N 9AA.


14th February Valentine's party. Adam Street Club, 9 Adam Street, London WC2N 9AA.

11th January Two years in Afghanistan: Matt Waldman's insights into the current situation & Lucy Lyon presents part of her film 'This is my destiny' about current challenges in rural Afghanistan


14th July Alan Johnston in conversation with Lyse Doucet: reporting from Afghanistan and the Middle East.

21st April Annual General Meeting

5th April Mammals of Hertfordshire. Talk by Audrey Randall.

19th February Victoria League Angus Branch. Talk by John and Fiona Earle on the work of Aschiana.

14th February Valentine's party. Adam Street Club, 9 Adam Street, London WC2N 9AA.

8th January A Year in Afghanistan. Talk and slide show by Matt Waldman, policy and advocacy adviser for Oxfam


December, various dates Open days at Hailey Cottage

26th March Annual General Meeting

14th February Valentine's Party and exhibition of Anthony Ellis Afghan photographs, Adam Street Café, London.


17th October Afghan Music and Food event. Bush Hall, London.

7th October Concert of operatic arias at All Saints Church, Hertford September and November 2006, various dates Open days at Hailey Cottage

4th September Sophie Butler parachute jump!

21st July British Troops run marathon in Helmand

29th April Handicraft stall as part of a Saturday Craft Fair in the United Reform Church, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. 10.45am – 5pm

6th April Annual General Meeting


8th December Auction of paintings by the street children and talk by Lyse Doucet

5th December ‘A Walk across Afghanistan’: a talk by Rory Stewart and an exhibition of photographs


6-9th September Sale of jewellery and handicrafts, Hertford

20th August Shiatsu treatment taster day

22th March Quiz evening with Fish and Chip supper. All Saints' Church, Herford


4th December "Afghan Rocks" Concert with the Burning Bush, Polly Paulusma, Farzad Habib, Henry Dingle and Bov at Bush Hall

22th November Wine and Cheese Tasting Evening, Hertford

July Screening of Michael Winterbottom's 'In this World' at The Gate Cinema, Notting Hill Gate

14th April Exhibition of photographs taken by Aschiana street children organised by Photovoice 20

Salang Nature by Ashna Koutchis by Ashna Nature of Paghman by Najib