Be in at the start of our East Marsh Choir: FREE Singing Workshop Saturday 7th December 10.00 – 12.00 Freeman Street Market – no experience necessary, let’s make the East Marsh ring out!

listing_Community_SingingYou are warmly invited to join us for our community singing workshop – in preparation for some festive community singing around Christmas time.

The workshop is suitable for adults aged over 18. No previous experience necessary and no auditions.

We will be singing a number of familiar and new pieces for Christmas so come along and be a part of something really beautiful on our East Marsh!

Saturday 7th December 10.00 – 12.00
Freeman Street Market (room TBC)

Did I say it is free? It’s FREE, so come and join us!

Email just to give us an idea of numbers 🙂


Launch Event this Saturday: Bread from home – recipes from across the world, 10am–2pm at Freeman Street Market

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Bread from home – recipes from across the world, A delicious new calendar for 2020!

On Saturday, November 30th, 2019, The Equality Project are set to launch a unique calendar for 2020. The event, which will run from 10 am – 2 pm at Freeman Street Market, will feature tasters from some of the breads from the calendar, alongside stews, cheeses, and other accompaniments.

Featuring 12 recipes from 12 different countries, the calendar celebrates the diversity in North East Lincolnshire. It will be a fitting follow-up to the ‘A Town Called Home’ exhibition which proved tremendously popular after its launch in February 2019. Hundreds of visitors flocked to the National Fishing Heritage Centre to read the stories of migrants who have made North East Lincolnshire their home.

Through Bread from Home, some of these stories will come alive in homes across the county, bringing a little bit of international culture in the form of delicious breads. The Equality Practice, Tracy Todd and Jill Wilson, work closely with people from the Hindu, Sikh, Zimbabwe, Greek, Muslim and Eastern European communities.

Tracy Todd: “As we chatted about the stories we’d gathered, one theme shone through. Many people spoke about their bread from home. It was something people enjoyed and felt it was part of their life. Sharing their memories of their Bread from their Homes made them smile. We hope this ‘Bread from Home’ Calendar and the recipes it shares, along with the stories, help you reminisce, smile and enjoy, during 2020.”

The calendar has been a true community effort, with local photographers Inga Bertholds Photography, Arleta Sztandera of Light Grey Photography, and Gary Davies Photography donating their time and talents to take fantastic photos. Gary Davies also gave up his time for the design process.

The steering committee are volunteers who share, with The Equality Practice, their passion for equality and inclusion. Ruchita Green, Shereen Alankar, Agnieszka Singh and Thelma Hairwadzi are local businesswomen and volunteers who were instrumental in bringing the calendar together.

Jill Wilson: “Of course, the calendar would not have been possible if it wasn’t for all the participant bakers and storytellers. All have donated their time and baking skills to share their bread from home with us. This means together, we can all share our neighbour’s memories and tastes of home with everyone.”

Supported by the ‘Love Where You Live’ Fund, the event is free and aims to bring communities together and promote neighbourliness. The calendar will be available to buy on the 30th of November at Freeman Street Market, and via the Hidden Heritage Project Facebook page thereafter. All proceeds go towards the next local community project by the Equality Practice.

For further information please contact Tracy Todd (07523960723) or Jill Wilson (07722117535) or email

Come and be a part of Hauntings, Horrors and Heebie Jeebies – October 31st Folk ‘n’ Word in The Courtyard


As part of our Sun & Moon Festival Autumn season of events we would love for you to join us at The Courtyard on October 31st for our first Folk n Word evening; Hauntings, Horrors and Heebie Jeebies – a fun and spooky celebration of Halloween.
We would be thrilled to hear a song, story or poem from you. Ten minute open mic slots are available with priority for performers from the East Marsh.
We will have a licenced bar with wine, craft beers and cider for refreshments. Fancy dress is encouraged but not obligatory.  Entry is just £3 and doors open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 start.  This event is suitable for over 18s as spooky content may upset the little ones.
Check out our Facebook event for more details and we look forward to seeing you there.
Event Details:
7.30 October 31st
The Courtyard, Freeman Street Market, Freeman St, Grimsby DN32 7DS

East Marsh United begins employment and training in renovating properties on the East Marsh: get in touch if this speaks to you!

We are pleased to report that East Marsh United are now in a position to interview 19+ aged people to create a waiting list of candidates ready to commence late October-early November for our trainee-ships leading to apprenticeships in renovating properties in the East Marsh Area of Grimsby. This could also lead to employment for those showing a keen interest and ability within this area of work.

We will be interviewing on the following dates if you are 19+ and interested in joining the project.

Interview dates Thursday 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st of October 2019 in the first instance


East Marsh United, C/o Unit 5, The Courtyard, Freeman Street Market, DN32 7DS

Tel 01472 426454      Email address:

 Target Groups

  • Full time Education (with a focus on improving social mobility)
  • Those who are currently unemployed or economically inactive
  • Those wishing to switch careers, including previous trades people
  • NEET, including over 50 NEET
  • Ex-offenders
  • Ex service men and women
  • None traditional entrants to the sector, including women returners

 Please do get in touch for an interview or for more information!