We’re having a party!
East Marsh United has been awarded over £7,000 to host a special jubilee event in Grant Thorold Park thanks to Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund and the Lincolnshire Community Foundation.
The event – 11am to 4pm this Saturday 4th June – is free to attend and includes arts, crafts, food, live music and children’s theatre. Our very own Josie Moon, East Marsh United’s lead artist and event organiser, said “We’re absolutely delighted to have received this grant. The people in our community are always letting us know just how much they love these kinds of events, especially ones set in our beautiful local park.”
Made possible by the National Lottery and the UK Community Foundation, the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will also support a range of similar projects throughout England. For the East Marsh of Grimsby, this means a day of crafts and activities for all ages, including spray-painting, tree rubbing and textiles, plus live music from two professional bands and a performance from the East Marsh Peace Choir. “We’ll be displaying photographs from the Silver Jubilee celebrations that took place on the streets of the East Marsh in 1977,” Josie continued.
St John’s and St Stephen’s Church plan to open their building up as a community café, with hot food and ice cream available on the park itself. There will also be a range of stalls from East Marsh United’s key partners, including Together for Childhood, Shalom Youth Centre, North East Lincolnshire Council, Grimsby Town Football Club, Lincs Inspire and Cleethorpes Rotary Club.
In the run up to the event, East Marsh United have been delivering several community workshops, encouraging locals to make felted bunting to decorate the park on the day. “We can’t wait,” Josie said. “Our focus will be on joy and engagement, human interaction, community fun and spending time with neighbours, friends and families in a wonderful atmosphere.
Do come along and join us and let’s party together on the East Marsh!