Proud East Marshian Christmas Issue 2020

The Proud East Marshian – December Edition

We are delighted to bring you a packed December edition of our online Proud East Marshian magazine. You will need a large brew, a selection box and half an hour to download and enjoy this fabulous seasonal treat. Find it here:

We are resting the PEM in January but will relaunch in February 2021. We would love to hear from you and are always on the lookout for ideas, stories, photos and interviews from our East Marsh community.

East Marsh United Sun and Moon Festival Advent Calendar

Our Amazing Annabel has compiled a lovely Advent calendar celebrating our community, artists and participants.  You can view the whole calendar on our home page  at  or you can enjoy a new picture every day on our Facebook page.  Thanks to all our families and participants for sharing their stories and pictures with us. 

The Sun and Moon Advent Calendar

Listen to this enticing new audio drama The Girl and the Gull Episode 1 from EMU’s Sun & Moon Festival

The Sun and moon Festival is delighted to bring you a festive family treat. Over the four Sundays of Advent we will bring you four episodes of our brand new audio drama, The Girl and the Gull.

Devised, written and produced by our two young creatives Lisa February and Matt Gray, The Girl and the Gull is a seasonal tale with a difference. You can hear the first episode below (if I’ve done it right! or if not…) over here:

Add to your calendar 4pm for the next three Sundays of Advent, which is when subsequent episodes will air on our Sun and moon Facebook page –

Subtitled versions of the drama will be available after each episode first airs on our YouTube channel.

East Marsh United providing quality housing with the help of North East Lincolnshire Council – interview with Burnsy on Radio Humberside

East Marsh United are now the owners of two beautiful houses in our neighbourhood – one is already a family home, the other awaits tenants (get in touch if you want in!) – as part of a project over the last couple of years made possible by our friend and the Council’s very own Jacqui Wells (our ‘Christmas Angel’ in the interview – not sure how that popped out, but if the cap fits…).

A really positive and supportive interview with Burnsy this morning and do get in touch if you want to get involved with our projects or know somebody who wants a great house with a great landlord.

Christmas with the WEA

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), founded in 1903, is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education and one of Britain’s biggest charities. The WEA is a democratic and voluntary adult education movement. It delivers learning throughout England and Scotland. And we have a Community Education Branch of the WEA here on the East Marsh!

The WEA are very generously providing courses for just a fiver over the build up to Christmas and then providing FREE online activities on Christmas Day for everyone. 

From the WEA:

Our short activities will run throughout the day and will provide fun and a chance to chat. So whether you are feeling lonely or needing a moment away from the busy family, the WEA will be here for you this Christmas.
We will send a reminder via email on Christmas Eve, and we will be updating our website and social media throughout the festive period.
If you know someone who might like some friendly faces on Christmas Day, share this email with them, and we look forward to spending our Christmas with you all. Click here to learn more.

Here are the courses pre-Christmas:

For only £5 each, our knowledgeable tutors will take you through a topic or strand of history, some with a distinctive Christmas theme, from the comfort of your own home. 

06/12/2020, 7pm
The art of Christmas: an exploration into how artists through the centuries have interpreted the Christmas Story

08/12/2020, 11am
Charlotte of Wales: the first people’s princess

10/12/2020, 11am
Introducing Christian Theology

11/12/2020, 2pm
Manet and the Scandal of Olympia: The Birth of Modern Art?

12/12/2020, 7pm
The legends of King Arthur

13/12/2020, 7pm
The Christmas narratives in the bible: history or myth?

14/12/2020, 3pm
Scientific fraud: misconduct and the ethics of experts

Enjoying Opera

15/12/2020, 7pm
Conservation, ethics and sustainable development: the drive for a new environmental politics

16/12/2020, 7pm
Christmas and the Victorians: did Dickens invent Christmas?

17/12/2020, 3pm
The traditional Christmas

18/12/2020, 11am
Roman & Byzantine Ravenna

21/12/2020, 11am
The spirit of Christmas past: Christmas celebrations in medieval and Tudor times

22/12/2020, 11am
Appreciating music for Christmas

22/12/2020, 3pm
“Another Faithful Failure”: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Christmas sermon