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! https://www.sunandmoonfestival.org/resources) – 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… https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/budget-hopes-downtrodden-town-shabby-21684774

Free and Fantastic reading for a whole month – New Internationalist Reading Room @newint

The wonderful people at the New Internationalist Co-Operative are making the magazine free to read for everyone for one calendar month – starting today, 6 May.

One of East Marsh United’s members is a co-owner in the magazine and wants to share its powerful, international stories exploring how to build a better world so that everyone can have access to high-quality journalism during this pandemic.

The link below gives you 30 days free online access.

Happy reading!