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The East Marsh Community Education branch of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) - podcasting from the Edge of Things on Grimsby's historic East Marsh. Hosted by Billy (East Marsh United) and Jill (WEA).

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United Kingdom

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The East Marsh Community Education branch of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) - podcasting from the Edge of Things on Grimsby's historic East Marsh. Hosted by Billy (East Marsh United) and Jill (WEA).

Language:

English

Contact:

07508047953


Episodes

Carolyn Doyley, The Toy Library & Tree Planting

2/20/2024
And we're back for 2024! In today's episode, recorded last December, Dan talks with EMU's own Carolyn Doyley about a couple of projects that go live this week. First they discuss 'The Toy Cupboard' - our new venture with our friends at the NSPCC. This is a beautiful little spot in Freeman Street Market where parents and carers of pre-school children can borrow toys for a small fee. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Secondly they discuss our new project planting trees and hedgerows in local schools, with the help of our local community and Create Streets. Further information can be found at: The Toy Cupboard Create Streets ................................................................................................................................................................................... Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Dan Humphrey and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2024 https://eastmarshunited.org

Duration:00:26:25

We are ONE Foundation

12/17/2023
In today's episode we leave the cosy confines of the East Marshian Chronicles studio, and take our mobile unit out for the first time. After a short walk up Freeman Street, turning onto Newmarket Street we come upon We are ONE Foundation - a grassroots charity staffed solely by volunteers, which works to provide support for people facing food poverty including the homeless, those in hostels, the elderly and families in financial distress. Trustees Dave Wells and Rev. Kay Jones kindly took time to tell us all about the Foundation's work in the local community. This interview was recorded while the food bank was open, so there is a little background noise. Should you wish to find out more about donating, volunteering or using their services, more information can be found at: https://www.weareone-outreachnortheast.org https://www.facebook.com/WeAreONEFoundationGrimsby/ ................................................................................................................................................................................... Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Dan Humphrey and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023 https://eastmarshunited.org

Duration:00:28:47

Richard Askam from Projekt Renewable

10/17/2023
Wondering what those new shipping containers next to the Fishing Heritage Centre are all about? Well today we find out! These containers are the home of Projekt Renewable, 'an educational and cultural destination to inspire a generation', and today Dan talks to director Richard Askam all about it. Richard and Dan discuss the Projekt's humble beginnings, unfamiliar spelling choices, and hopes for the future, as well as where to get a decent flat white in Grimsby. For further information: https://www.projektrenewable.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_white ................................................................................................................................................................................ Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Dan Humphrey and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023 https://eastmarshunited.org

Duration:00:37:46

Harbour Place

10/9/2023
We continue our current series of discussions with other organisations seeking to effect positive change in Grimsby's East Marsh and surrounding areas. In this episode, Dan interviews Robin Barr and Denny Batty from Harbour Place outreach and night shelter about their work with disenfranchised and vulnerable people, and their commitment to reducing and eventually eradicating homelessness and rough sleeping in our community. https://www.harbourplacegrimsby.org.uk https://www.facebook.com/harbourplacenel Harbour Place Twitter ................................................................................................................................................................................ Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Dan Humphrey and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023 https://eastmarshunited.org

Duration:00:33:56

Paula Graves on community-led housing

9/30/2023
In this episode, Dan Humphrey speaks with Paula Graves, East Marsh United's own Community-Led Housing Manager. They discuss the current state of private renting, and what EMU is doing to combat this in our role as an 'ethical landlord'. Paula can be contacted at: Paula@eastmarshunited.org ................................................................................................................................................................................ Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Dan Humphrey and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023 https://eastmarshunited.org/

Duration:00:39:05

Sandra Ritchie from We Are F.I.S.H.

9/24/2023
Our new season continues with the next in our series of interviews with other groups effecting positive change in the Grimsby area. This week, EMU's own Dan Humphrey talks with Sandra Ritchie from We Are F.I.S.H. about their work with local families and public spaces. Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/wearefishgy/ https://www.instagram.com/wearefishgy/ www.wearefish.org.uk ................................................................................................................................................................................ Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Dan Humphrey and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023 https://eastmarshunited.org/

Duration:00:41:46

Vicky Dunn from Grimsby Community Energy

9/11/2023
Welcome to Season Three!!! We're kicking off with a series of conversations between East Marsh United's own Dan Humphrey and friends, colleagues and allies from other local organisations working towards positive change. Today's interview is with Vicky Dunn from Grimsby Community Energy, a co-operative who are dedicated to bringing sustainable community energy projects to our area. ................................................................................................................................................................................ Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Dan Humphrey and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:29:08

Postcards for the King

9/3/2023
In this episode Josie Moon talks to Sue Baker and Caroline Gooch about a musical project with our East Marsh schools that has been quite a journey. In 2020 Josie began the Anthem for the East Marsh project, a plan to write a community song featuring ideas and lyrics from the community. Sue and Caroline undertook work in all six schools to gather ideas from the children for the song. Alongside contributions from the Peace Choir, community members and children's wishes from our 2021 engagement day in Grant Thorold Park, the children's words from the schools were transformed into verses. Jo and Olivia Townell then worked on the lyrics and composed a beautiful melody. Caroline and Sue returned to the schools and taught the song to the children. The Peace Choir learnt their version and the Anthem came to life. In July 2022, children from the East Marsh schools came together and performed the Anthem plus other songs at Havelock Academy in a concert of celebration. Special guests at that event were Jason Stockwood, Debbie Cook and Kristine Green of Grimsby Town Football Club. Jason was so moved by the concert and the children's voices that he invited children from each school to be mascots at a match and invited all the other children to attend as guest singers. From July last year to April this year, Sue and Kristine worked hard to enable 170 children and parents from the East Marsh to attend the April 13th home game against Barrow. We took over the Osmond Stand and sang the heroic tale of Grim the fisherman plus some chants written for the event. It was a joyous and raucous evening. Sue and Caroline felt there was more that could be done with the children's lyrics and came up with the fabulous idea of returning to the schools to work with children to record audio postcards for King Charles, messages about their lives for the new king in the year of his coronation. The children decided to set their words to hip hop beats and their postcards are now being mastered to send away to the king. This whole project was made possible through initial funding from the National Lottery and then Creative Civic Change. Special thanks to: Sue Baker, Caroline Gooch, Jo Townell, Olivia Townell, Jason Stockwood, Kristine Green, all at GTFC and our East Marsh Schools; William Barcroft Academy, Strand Academy, Weelsby Academy, Phoenix Park Academy, St Mary's RC Academy and Havelock Academy. ............................................................................................................................................................................ Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:32:43

The Founding Myth of Grimsby by Josie Moon

5/29/2023
This is an extract from a panel discussion which took place at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford entitled: 'Grimsby and Blackpool- how community power is helping them with levelling up'. The panel consisted of Professor Sir Paul Collier, Baroness Valentine & Jason Stockwood along with East Marsh United's own Billy Dasein & Josie Moon. Josie set the scene for the discussion of Grimsby's place in 'levelling up' (or not) by reaching back into Grimsby's founding myth. Full video of the discussion is here: https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/videos/grimsby-and-blackpool/

Duration:00:04:37

Extract of Tales from the East Marsh - Kelly McLaughlin

5/22/2023
This mini-episode is our final recording made at the very successful book launch of Tales from the East Marsh by our very own East Marsh Writers Group, Quills. See more about the event at this blog post. Today's writer is Kelly McLaughlin, who reads her poem 'Seasons of my Life'. Thanks again to everyone involved in the creation of the book and the wonderful launch event - here's to the next one! Find out more: East Marsh United - eastmarshunited.org To buy a book, contact carolyn@eastmarshunited.org ............. Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Billy Dasein and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:03:12

Extract of Tales from the East Marsh - Caroline Beeson Spence

5/21/2023
This mini-episode is our penultimate recording made at the very successful book launch of Tales from the East Marsh by our very own East Marsh Writers Group, Quills. See more about the event at this blog post. Today's extract is from 'White Winter Mischief', written and read by Caroline Beeson Spence. Find out more: East Marsh United - eastmarshunited.org To buy a book, contact carolyn@eastmarshunited.org ............. Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Billy Dasein and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:06:25

Extract of Tales from the East Marsh - Stephen Barrett

5/20/2023
This mini-episode is another recording made at the very successful book launch of Tales from the East Marsh by our very own East Marsh Writers Group, Quills. See more about the event at this blog post. Today's extract is a poem by Stephen Barrett entitled 'Bookworm'. Unfortunately Stephen was unable to attend the event, so Paul Haddock nobly stepped into his shoes to read this piece on Stephen's behalf. Find out more: East Marsh United - eastmarshunited.org To buy a book, contact carolyn@eastmarshunited.org ............. Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Billy Dasein and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:01:27

Extract of Tales from the East Marsh - Ines Aschkowski

5/19/2023
Today's mini-episode is another recording made at the very successful book launch of Tales from the East Marsh by our very own East Marsh Writers Group, Quills. See more about the event at this blog post. Our writer today is Ines Aschkowski who reads two pieces - an excerpt from 'The Spirit of the Oak Tree' and 'Walk near Buck Beck, September 9th, 2021' Find out more: East Marsh United - eastmarshunited.org To buy a book, contact carolyn@eastmarshunited.org ............. Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Billy Dasein and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:05:38

Extract of Tales from the East Marsh - 'The Promise' by Pat Moughton

5/18/2023
Today's mini-episode is our second recording made at the very successful book launch of Tales from the East Marsh by our very own East Marsh Writers Group, Quills. See more about the event at this blog post. This piece is 'The Promise' written by Pat Moughton, and read by Carolyn Doyley, the group's facilitator, and editor of the book. Find out more: East Marsh United - eastmarshunited.org To buy a book, contact carolyn@eastmarshunited.org ............. Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Billy Dasein and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:05:39

Extract of Tales from the East Marsh - 'Blackpool Engagement' by Paul Haddock

5/17/2023
Over the next few few days we'll be releasing audio recorded at the very successful book launch of Tales from the East Marsh by our very own East Marsh Writers Group, Quills. See more about the event at this blog post. The extracts are readings from the book by the group themselves. Special thanks to our fabulous host Lisa February, whose voice can be heard introducing the readers. Find out more: East Marsh United - eastmarshunited.org To buy a book, contact carolyn@eastmarshunited.org ............. Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Billy Dasein and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:09:34

The East Marsh Writers Group: Quills

5/16/2023
Today’s episode sets the scene for some short releases over the coming week. Our interview is with Carolyn Doyley and Paul Haddock. Carolyn set up our East Marsh Writers Group in 2019 and Paul was one of the first to join. The group have published their first book Tales from the East Marsh by the Quills Writing Group and the two tell us all about it and about their group. Find out more: East Marsh United - eastmarshunited.org To buy a book, contact carolyn@eastmarshunited.org ............. Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Billy Dasein and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:14:28

Victoria Bettany, CLES and Community Wealth Building

3/21/2023
Today’s episode is the first in our new series on community wealth building, and features an interview with Victoria Bettany. Victoria is a senior researcher at CLES - the national organisation for local economies. CLES is dedicated to developing progressive economics for people, planet and place, working towards achieving social justice and effective public services. They define community wealth building as: “an approach to economic development that changes the way that our economies function, retaining more wealth and opportunity for the benefit of local people”. We first met with Victoria a year ago when she helped EMU facilitate a set of workshops, and she’s back today to talk with Billy about CLES and their work with local communities. Find out more: East Marsh United - eastmarshunited.org CLES - cles.org.uk cles.org.uk/blog/five-practical-ways/cles.org.uk/publications/energy-toolkit/evgoh.com............. Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk Produced by Billy Dasein and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023

Duration:00:48:04

The HEY Credit Union in Grimsby: helping people afford their lives!

6/14/2022
Our friends John Smith and Quinn Needham from HEY credit union talk about the purpose and history of credit unions and about their work here in Grimsby - including on our East Marsh (Fridays, EMU's Courtyard Office, Freeman Street Market - just turn up!). HEY are a not-for-profit financial co-operative providing fair and responsible savings and loans for local people. Their aim is to improve the financial well-being of their member-owners by providing ethical, affordable services that they are happy to continue using and recommending to their family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues. They say "We are here to help our members to afford their lives – not to make profit out of them." Contact details 01482 778753 info@hullandeycu.co.uk Opening times Tuesdays - Thursdays 10 am to 2 pm - Central Library, Grimsby Wednesdays - at West Marsh Community Centre 11 am to 2 pm Fridays - at Freeman Street Market, Grimsby 10 am to 2 pm Find out more hullandeycu.co.uk

Duration:00:13:13

East Marsh United's Community Share Offer with Ben Wrigley

4/19/2022
Our guest is Ben Wrigley and Ben is a Community Shares Practitioner working with East Marsh United to raise £500,000 to buy 10 more houses - part of our grand vision to buy 100 houses for 100 years and ensure the continuity of community engagement here on the East Marsh. Ben talks about Community Share Offers and about how the whole process is managed via his own company, Resonance, and the not-for-profit social investment platform Ethex. If you would like to stand with us and invest, head over to our Ethex page: https://www.ethex.org.uk/invest/east-marsh-community (closing date is 31st May 2022) Find out more eastmarshunited.org resonance.ltd.uk ethex.org.uk

Duration:00:12:57

The Million Pound Challenge on the East Marsh

3/23/2022
Today's episode about the Million Pound Challenge takes place from Grimsby's Freeman Street Market. The million pound challenge aims to put money into the pockets of East Marsh residents by providing free welfare and advice appointments at Freeman Street Market. Help may also be available if people are struggling to pay housing and home energy bills or dealing with unmanageable debt. Billy is hosting and our four challengers are: If you wish to volunteer to help make this excellent project a success, or wish to book an appointment to discuss potential improvements in your financial situation: Or just come along to East Marsh United's office in The Courtyard, Freeman Street Market (especially on a Tuesday from 9am). Find out more eastmarshunited.org www.hullandeycu.co.uk (or Call 01482 778753)

Duration:00:28:20