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Raggae Night for Fairfield House

9th Sep 2017 @ 20:00 - 10th Sep 2017 @ 02:00


Frome Town feels the beat to celebrate the home of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Frome Town Football Club will be feeling the beats and vibes as they host a special fundraising event on Saturday September 9th to help raise funds for Fairfield House, residential home for HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I and his family while they were political refugees between 1936 and 1941.

Bristol based international reggae artist Troy Ellis and His Hail Jamaica Band, Son of the legendary Alton Ellis O.D. “King of Rocksteady“, will be mixing dance, vocals and a burning desire to party like his audience. He will be joined by DJay Peter RanX.. NightHeat Movement SounD to help entertain reggae and dance fans across the South West to help support this special heritage site.

HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I and his family lived as political refugees after been driven out of his beloved Ethiopia by forces of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The Emperor sought refuge in the UK and settled in Bath for the duration of his exile. The citizens of Bath took the family to their hearts.

The Emperor was granted Freedom of the City in 1954 and his Majesty donated Fairfield House to Bath in 1958 for the benefit of the Elders of the city. Over the years it has been used as a nursing home, a day care centre and more recently, a cultural centre, celebrating the importance of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I and his impact on Bath, the UK and world affairs.

We are thrilled and honoured that Troy and Peter will supporting our efforts by been part of our fundraising event. HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I was an important historical and cultural figure who is still loved and revered across the world.

We look forward to welcoming people to Frome Town Football Club for a night of music and entertainment to help support this very special cause”.

– Michael Auton, Fundraiser for Friends of Fairfield House and concert organiser


Tickets cost £8 each and can purchased through;

  • Frome Town FC, 48 Berkley Road Frome, BA11 2EH (01373 464087)
  • Fairfield House, 2 Kelston Road, Bath BA1 3QJ (01225 464165)
  • Genesis Musik and Clothing, 226 Stapleton Road, Bristol BS5 0NX (0117 9355764)

Or going online by visiting www.troyellisandhishailjamaicaband.eventbrite.co.uk

This event is entry by ticket only so please get your tickets in advance. Doors open at 8pm.

About Fairfield House

Fairfield House is an important historical and cultural centre for residents of the City of Bath and wider national and international Rastafarian and Ethiopian communities. It is has been home to several groups and organisations working with older people including, Age UK, Action for Pensioners and currently BEMSCA (Bath Ethnic Minorities Senior Citizens Association) and the local branch of the Townswoman’s Guild. Throughout the year, it hosts a range of cultural events, art and photography exhibitions which reflect the diverse ethnic communities who use and appreciate the House and the legacy of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Further Information about Fairfield House please visit www.fairfieldhouse.org .


9th Sep 2017 @ 20:00
10th Sep 2017 @ 02:00
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Fairfield House
01225 464 165


Frome Town Football Club
Berkley Road Frome, Somerset BA11 2EH + Google Map
01373 464087