Five for Five Fishes: We Are One Food Kitchen need your help!

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The Five Fishes Campaign is a crowdfunding effort in response to the pandemic, ensuring We Are One food kitchen are able to continue to provide support to the most vulnerable in our community. Watch the video and then look at the FIVE ways YOU can help below.

Five for Five Fishes

Five ways that YOU can help to provide support the campaign:

  1. SHARE FIVE: Share this information to 5 friends who you think would be interested in supporting the foundation too!
  2. LIKE FIVE: Interact with 5 posts on Facebook or Twitter – visible support for the organization goes a long way.
  3. REACH FIVE: Reach out to 5 organizations, businesses, or groups, and ask them if they can support the campaign – whether this is through sharing publicly, or even donation!
  4. DONATE FIVE: If you are in the financial position to do so, a small donation of £5 would go a long way to ensure We Are One can continue with the work that they do (for those that can, £50 or £500 would be great):
  5. TAKE FIVE: Take 5 minutes out of your day, to find out more about what We Are One do. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter:

The Proud East Marshian Issue 4: Let’s Go to Space and East Marsh Windows

pemI can’t believe this is the FOURTH issue of our very own East Marsh Newspaper, The Proud East Marshian. Our arts gang have once again done us proud in this beautifully produced and engaging interstellar issue.

Have a look for yourself:

This edition has an ‘out of this world’ theme as the Sun & Moon Festival launched our project for children and families – Let’s Go To Space in July. The magazine gives an insight into the project and all the people who put it together and takes you to some fabulous resources which can be enjoyed for free.

East Marsh Windows – Our World, Our Environment – Get Involved

This July edition also launches our summer arts project for families – East Marsh Windows. There are full details in the magazine regarding the project but I’ve copied them below for ease. Please share this project as widely as you can! We will have a maximum of 30 boxes available and it would be wonderful if we could have 30 families taking part. Please help us to get his lovely project out there:

The summer holidays are now looming and we know it can sometimes be hard to keep children occupied and doing fun things.

Here at the Sun and Moon Festival, we want to help you have a creative summer, especially as we still face some lockdown restrictions.

We invite you to get creative with your front window and create a beautiful display of your own design on the theme of Our World, Our Environment.

We are inviting families to take part in this project. Here’s a step by step guide to the project:

  • Apply for a gift box from the Sun and Moon Festival. Either: Email between July 10th and July 20th to apply. You must be resident in postcode area DN32 in order to qualify.
  • OR send us a private message to our Facebook page, again between July 10th –July 20th
  • In your request tell us why you want to take part in the project – for example ‘I want to take part in this project because I enjoy using art and craft to make my house look nice.’
  • If you are successful in your application, a box will be delivered to your house containing an exciting mix of art and craft materials, suggestion sheets, templates and instructions to inspire you. You can create any design you like but we would like you to display our logo (which will be in the box) and a piece of bunting – fabric and ribbon will be provided. This is FREE.
  • Over the course of the summer, you will have a safe and socially distanced interview and photo shoot of your window with members of our team. We will use the photos for our website and project, while making sure your privacy is protected.
  • The best window will receive a special prize – to be confirmed – and there will be some runner-up prizes as well.

If you fancy getting some inspiration, take a look at this board on Pinterest that Josie has created for you to look at:

Issue 5 of The Proud East Marshian will focus on the environment. It would be great if you could send in photographs and short blurbs about your gardens – we know there are some little gems of gardens here on the East Marsh. We would like to receive any stories and photographs that are about the environment here in the East Marsh. These can be emailed directly to Carolyn Doyley Please send by July 15th.

Let’s Go to Space!

Let's Go to Space
Matty and Lisa (Cosmo and Carrie)

There’s something out of this world going on over at the Sun and Moon Fest website…

(It’s here! – there will be a fresh video and resources EVERY DAY!

Carrie and Cosmo are setting off on a homemade adventure to space! Join them from the 8th to the 12th of June.

Each day will see the lunar landing of a new mini video & blog post to take us to outer space, with activities, songs and storytelling to set you up with a launchpad for learning at home or in schools.

Originally created as part of an Arts Council England bid, in conjunction with La Luna and Grimsby Jazz Projects, ‘Let’s Go To Space’ ran as a music and theatre workshop, touring across schools in North East Lincolnshire in 2019 made possible by NEL Music Hub.

Now, Lisa February and Matthew Gray have adapted the story, written by Josie Moon, into a short video series with support from Hetty McCarthy and Annabel McCourt Artist. The music used in the workshops, written by Pat McCarthy, acts as a wonderful resource alongside our videos, and will feature every day in our posts.

We would like to thank Creative Civic Change funding, for allowing this video series to be a possibility.

We hope this resource will spark imaginations and inspire creative educational experiences across our galaxy and beyond.. oh, wait, it already is – check this out created today by two of our younger intrepid spacenauts!

Happy Space Travellers


Grimsby Bygones: the East Marsh in the Daily Mirror 13/03/2020 (yes, it all happened THIS year!)

…the East Marsh, where you’ll meet some of the finest people in the country battling some of its greatest odds.

Do you remember talk of a ‘Blue Budget’ and ‘levelling up’ in Grimsby – here Ros Wynne-Jones writes about the East Marsh experience and the hopes of our Proud East Marshians – but was it really only March this year? How the world has been changed since then – anyway, I thought I’d post this regardless as a reminder of how the world once was, and of happier times, too, as Ros’ article was occasioned by the happenstance of a 3-day visit from our warm, generous and knowledgeble friends at Voice4Deptford and a Tortoise Media Thinkin (How can we fix British Politics? That question just got bigger!).  But we will repeat both of these things when all this is behind us and we will keep battling on (thanks for a great article, Ros).

2020-03-13 Ros Wynne Jones East Marsh in Daily Mirror

Here’s the online version with a shabby headline, no doubt from a downtrodden sub-editor…