Arabic dance fundraiser

A TASTE of exotic lands will be coming to the Alfreton area during a fundraising event to help deaf people.

An Arabian dance party - or hafla - will be held at Somercotes Parish Hall, on Nottingham Road, on March 24, in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

The event will feature performances by local Arabic dance groups and include a variety of belly dance styles, as well as a raffle.

Tickets for the hafla, which starts at 7.30pm, are £5 and available by emailing All proceeds will go to the charity.