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Refugee Week Events
Refugee Week
Till 20th June

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.

Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week enables people from different backgrounds to connect beyond labels, as well as encouraging understanding of why people are displaced, and the challenges they face when seeking safety. Refugee Week is a platform for people who have sought safety in the UK to share their experiences, perspectives and creative work on their own terms.

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The Pitch Film Fund
The Pitch

The Pitch Film Fund exists to give emerging filmmakers a chance. We offer an array of training and support and have £40,000 to spend on two short films, offering you the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of everyone from Monty Python to Martin Scorsese in making a film inspired by the Bible. We are open to filmmakers of any background.

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Why England fans booing players taking a knee is wide of the mark

On Wednesday night, 563 days after England supporters were last inside a stadium to watch their national team who are priming for a major tournament, a swathe decided to mark the occasion by booing players taking the knee.

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The National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

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Free trees for schools and communities
The Woodland Trust

We want to make sure everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So we’re giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities. Together, we'll get millions more trees in the ground.

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Nottingham African Centre

Nottingham African Centre (NAC) is a One Africa Foundation (UK) community Centre project set up to promote African culture in Nottingham through African drumming Workshops, diverse African cultural products, music, dance, food, training and education of the general public in Nottingham on the rich and diverse issues relating to the African Continent. Our aim is to bring Africans in Nottingham closer to home.

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Commemoration unveiled to mark Nottingham’s biggest council housing development
Nottingham City Homes

A new poem and commemoration stone is being unveiled this week, at one of the city’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration projects.

The Lenton Green site saw five 1960s high rises tower bocks completely demolished to make way for 142 homes, including bungalows, flats, family homes and an award-winning independent living scheme.

The development, which was carried out by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes, has seen the area completely transformed and helped to regenerate that area.

The centre of the new neighbourhood features a green corridor – a place for wildlife and nature to thrive, and for residents to relax. On this green area, there is a large commemorative stone, that will now hold a poem dedicated to the area.

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Wasteminster: stop dumping plastic waste overseas
Greenpeace International

What’s the UK government’s plastic policy? Dump it on other countries!

Less than 10% of plastic recycling is actually recycled in the UK. The rest is sent overseas where it’s often burned or dumped, fuelling health and wildlife emergencies.

Globally, more than 90% of all plastic waste ever produced has not been recycled. Plastic isn’t just a problem for wildlife and nature, it’s a problem for people too.

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‘Titus’ the T. rex is coming to the UK
National Geographic

WHEN palaeontologist Craig Pfister unearthed a broken tibia amongst the ancient sediments of Montana's Hell Creek Formation in 2014 he knew immediately what he'd found.

Nottingham's Wollaton Hall is set to host the first 'real' Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton exhibited in England for over a century. Here's what we know about it.

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Refugee Week: Organiser's Pack
Refugee Week

Whether you hold an online performance or a watch party, a cross-border workshop or a virtual supper club, you’ll be part of a big creative, collective movement to stand with refugees, change how we see displacement and together, imagine a better world. Join us!Refugee Week is a partnership project coordinated by Counterpoints Arts.

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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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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.

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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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