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Let’s learn about the ocean & climate crisis!
Plastic Free School

We have launched a NEW lesson plan, to help empower all teachers, parents and pupils to learn about the ocean and climate crisis and the immense impact of collective action!

As the generation who will have to live with the consequences of climate breakdown and ecological disaster, young people have led the way in climate action and protests, sending the message that we are currently losing in the race for our lives.

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The climate crisis is a social crisis
Greta Thunberg
The Big Issue

In an exclusive interview, figurehead of the environmental movement Greta Thunberg tells The Big Issue that despite the panic, the urgency and the scale of the crisis she remains positive

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Hothouse Theatre’s Youth Project Questionnaire
Hothouse Theatre

Hothouse Theatre is in the process of gearing up to returning to face to face activities with young people in Greater Nottingham.

We are keen to ensure that our project responds to the changing needs on the young people and the local communities in the post pandemic world, whatever that holds.

We are therefore asking projects working with young people in the area to complete this simple questionnaire. We will use the results to help design the post pandemic project and to build in opportunities for other projects in the area to get involved. We will also make our findings available for other local project as they negotiate their way through the difficult funding world that we are likely to face.

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Secrets of a tree whisperer: ‘They get along, they listen – they’re attuned’

Suzanne Simard revolutionised the way we think about plants and fungi with the discovery of the woodwide web. The ecologist’s new book shares the wisdom of a life of listening to the forest.

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22nd April

Parallel to the Biden Administration’s global climate summit, EARTHDAY.ORG will have its second Earth Day Live digital event, right here. The global show begins at 12 PM Eastern Time.

Workshops, panel discussions, and special performances will focus on Restore Our Earth™ — we’ll cover natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.

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Classic Folktales Audio Project
Hothouse Theatre

We will be working with young people on our Accelerated Literacy Project to use the original English language versions of a selection of folktales to create audio scripts of them. These will then be rehearsed up and recorded involving the young people and actors from Hothouse Theatre to produce quality recordings for our online magazine, Oh My Nottz.

Interested in getting involved?

Support the project's Crowd Funding bid

Fund B
Youth Music Network
Deadline 7th May

Grants of £30,001 to £150,000 (or up to £200,000 in rare circumstances and with permission from the Youth Music team) are available and the fund is designed to support:

Music-making and music-making related activities for children and young people (aged 0-25) facing barriers, and/or
Workforce and organisational development to promote a relevant, diverse, and inclusive music offer for all children and young people.

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Melbourne Festival
Melbourne Festival

For the past fifteen year Arts Melbourne has celebrated the creative and performing arts in Melbourne, South Derbyshire, right in the heart of Britain. The highlight of the Arts Melbourne calendar is the Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail each September but we also deliver a year round programme of activities and events.

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A year to change the world

A year to change the world - BBC One The moment I met Sir David Attenborough in person for the first time to discuss climate change.

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World / Episode one

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What happened when we all stopped

Take a moment to rethink how we live, and how we can jumpstart the rebirth of our planet with this poem, narrated by Goodall

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The surprising future of vaccine technology
Big Think

We owe a lot to vaccines and the scientists that develop them. But we've only just touched the surface of what vaccines can do. In this video, Larry Brilliant, COVAXX cofounder Lou Reese, Bill Nye The Science Guy, and genetics professor Michael Wigler discuss the history, present, and future of "best thing science has ever given us."

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NottsYouthTrends is back
NonSuch Studios

We need your help to help us make our city the best it can be for everyone, especially those aged 11-25. So, share your thoughts, tell us what you think and help us make positive change across Notts. If you’re 13-25 you can do this in your own time independently or if you’re 11-12, you can carry out the survey under the supervision of an adult/teacher.

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Find Your Great Run
Great Run

It’s been more than a year since we saw high-fives at the finish, runners posing with their medals, finisher’s t-shirts being worn with pride and beaming smiles on faces. It’s shaping up to be an action-packed year of running and we can’t wait to see you all again!

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Protect our ocean 'to solve challenges of century'

A global map compiled by international scientists pinpoints priority places for action to maximise benefits for people and nature.

Currently, only 7% of the ocean is protected.

A pledge to protect at least 30% by 2030 is gathering momentum ahead of this year's key UN biodiversity summit.

The study, published in the scientific journal Nature, sets a framework for prioritising areas of the ocean for protection.

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How a 10-year-old from Wales scored a big win in the war on plastic waste
The Guardian

Some campaigns take years, even decades to achieve change. Not for Skye Neville, a 10-year-old from a Welsh seaside town who in November became outraged at the cheap plastic toys that came attached to her favourite magazines.

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Reparation due to deported Jamaicans

Following the Windrush Scandal, assistance must be given to UK residents who are forced to return to the land of their birth leaving behind years of Tax and other Contributions to the British economy. These must be accounted for in establishing Half-Way Homes to accommodate and re-settle returnees, to include retraining opportunities.

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Why can't Britain handle the truth about Winston Churchill?

A baleful silence attends one of the most talked-about figures in British history. You may enthuse endlessly about Winston Churchill “single-handedly” defeating Hitler. But mention his views on race or his colonial policies, and you’ll be instantly drowned in ferocious and orchestrated vitriol.

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EXILE Music Festival 2021

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW - 25th, 26th, 27th June 2021 ​

Well, what a year! How have you been? Are you all ok?

We hope so because as it stands, we are going to make our 2021 Exile Music Festival the best ever and we want to see you there at Sabine Hay in your best party frocks! ​

Tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE, but be quick, we fully expect a total sell-out.

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The Antikythera Cosmos
Tony Freeth

The UCL Antikythera Research Team struggle to solve the front of the Antikythera Mechanism—a fragmentary ancient Greek astronomical calculator—revealing a dazzling display of the ancient Greek Cosmos.

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Fireball meteorite that blazed across the UK recovered from a driveway
Natural History Museum

For the first time in 30 years, a meteorite has been recovered in the UK after landing in the driveway of a house in Gloucestershire.

The meteorite is astonishingly rare and will give scientists at the Museum a glimpse into what the solar system looked like as it was forming some 4.6 billion years ago.

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British theatre urged to 'completely rebuild' to improve diversity
The Guardian

British theatre needs to be “completely rebuilt” in the wake of Covid-19 to make it more accessible to people from diverse backgrounds, according to the director of a web series about the challenges facing people of colour in the industry.

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Help us bring beavers back
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Reintroducing beavers back into Nottinghamshire after a 400-year absence will unlock the power of nature. Beavers are nature's finest 'wetland engineers'. As they dig, chew through trees and create deep pools, they help create habitats that benefit other wildlife. This is why we need your help raising £250,000 to bring them back to Idle Valley Nature Reserve.

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Young Creative Awards 2021 - Open for Entries
Young Creative Awards

The 2021 Nottingham Young Creative Awards is now OPEN!

The Young Creative Awards is now OPEN for entries!

Open to 11-24 year-olds living, working or studying in Nottingham, the Young Creative Awards champions creativity, celebrating achievements across 11 categories:

Animation & Digital Media Creative Writing Dance Design & Architecture Fashion & Textiles Film Graphic Design Music Photography Theatre Visual Arts

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Astronaut-explorer Richard Garriott sets records on dive to deepest point on Earth

The son of a NASA astronaut and a video game pioneer who previously traversed both the North and South poles and funded his own trip to the International Space Station, Garriott completed a dive to Challenger Deep, the lowest point on Earth, on Monday (March 1).

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Nottingham’s In Your Face
Nottingham Castle

Portraits of 100 inspiring Nottingham residents were projected onto the Castle walls last night, as part of an exciting project to remind us that although its walls were originally built to keep people out, the Castle is now a space that welcomes everyone.

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Restarting parkrun in England

Following the publication of the Government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown, we are excited to share our plans to restart both junior and 5k parkrun events across England.

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View Points
City Arts

City Arts has worked with professional artist and photographer Jo Wheeler to design a creative photography course for 14-19 year-old’s in Gedling. It is designed to promote positive mental and physical health.

By taking part, you’ll learn how to capture great photographs with your camera phone. You’ll be inspired to get out, get active and explore your local area. Photography is a fantastic mindful activity that can boost your wellbeing.

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‘Black Lives’ Anthology
Nottingham Writer's Studio

Black Lives (the anthology produced from our first ever George Floyd Short Story Competition) is a collection of stories where ethnic minorities take the major roles. Written by a diverse range of 27 authors from around the globe their tales cross all genres while tackling issues of race, colourism and identity.

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SBR Events

Hi everyone - let's get the party started!!!

We have spent the past week digesting the news from the new Government Covid-19 Roadmap 2021 & conversing with race partners & venues & we are super excited that events are back on in Stage 1 from 29th March!

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