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: https://www.sunandmoonfestival.org/proudeastmarshian
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.
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 https://www.sunandmoonfestival.org/ 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.
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.
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.