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Christmas Special

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a
Peaceful New Year

Opening Hours


Fairtrade Fortnight is fast approaching

Fairtrde Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever how interconnected we are globally. This interconnection is at the very heart of the Fairtrade message and is where your role begins. You are part of the Fairtrade movement and you have the power to drive long term change not only with your shopping choices but with your support in spreading the message. We just have to do this a little differently next year
In Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, we will host a 'Choose the world you want' online festival that will highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with.

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Christmas Cooking in Palestine

Chef Fadi Kattan, from Bethlehem cooks the Palestinian dish Mansaf for the holidays and talks about Christmas in Palestine during the pandemic.

World Shop & Global Refills

We would like to thank all our workers and volunteers who have been working tirelessly throughout this difficult period. We would also like to thank our supporters for continuing to support us with their donations and by choosing to buy from our shops. Your support will make a big difference to the lives of farmers and artisans around the world who have been severely impacted by the pandemic.



From the Food4families Cookery Blog we have a recipe for Christmas Spiced Biscuits. Remember also the Roasted Vegetables; this could also save you time in the kitchen on Christmas day!

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Here are some of the books we recommended this year

Click on the individual book for more information

Visit & support our independent bookshop or order books online using 
. If you nominate The World Shop as your local independent book store at checkout, Hive will give us a percentage of their book sale.


Some of our popular world films (in case you missed them first time round)

Click on the individual film to watch the trailer



Free Your Mind

Made Kuti

Made Kuti is carving out his own legacy and living up to the famous Kuti name, with the release of his debut Afrobeat single Free Your Mind. from his forthcoming 2021 LP release. 

Click here and enjoy the music video


The RISC centre is partially open. As a charity RISC relies heavily on keeping the entire centre open, including venue hire, the Global Café, the World Shop & the Global Refills.

We'll be working to find ways to survive the financial impact and it would make huge difference if you would consider making a donation 


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