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About 18 Hours

18 hours is a social enterprise with a passion for fostering global understanding through education and events.
We are committed to environmental sustainability, diversity, inclusivity and the promotion of good practice.
As a Development Education Centre, we work with teachers across East Sussex, to embed global teaching, including diversity and sustainability across the curriculum.

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‘When given the job of creating, arranging and managing a festival Mandy and the team show clear vision and control of detail. There is a strong sense of professionalism with a charming manner in dealing with the many demands of a wide menu of events. All boxes are ticked which gives confidence that all is in safe hands.’ Dick Edwards, Hastings Storytelling Festival ‘I’ve known Mandy as a Global Educator for over 12 years. She excels in providing a supportive environment within which controversial and challenging ideas can be explored. As a trainer, she is extremely effective at engaging participants and encouraging them to think critically. She has always had a reflective approach to teaching and her teaching background and interest in promoting good practice inspires all of those she works with.’ Margaret Burr, HEC (Humanities Education Centre), London Borough of Tower Hamlets ‘I just wanted to say how well I thought the events in the town centre went yesterday, and to congratulate you and all those who worked to make the town centre such an enjoyable place to be when the torch relay came through. The variety of the entertainments and the way they engaged with the audiences was fantastic – and it all seemed very well organised.’ Hastings Borough Council ‘It was a really good programme and clearly enjoyed by everyone who came to the town centre… and I hope it went well for you and the other organisers behind the scenes!’ Big Top, Hastings Borough Council ’18 Hours produced a delicious and entertaining event, showcasing and bringing together the diverse range of culinary outlets and skills in the local area. Eat Global incorporated opportunities for cultural engagement through food and the chance to learn from outstanding chefs from different cultures. We now envisage the event becoming a much-valued part of Hastings annual calendar.’ Alex Ntung, Community Cohesion Officer, Hastings Borough Council