May 20, 2013 Leave a comment
How come Germany seems to be able to have a successful economy as a member of the EU while half the population of the UK seems fixated with blaming it’s EU membership for most of it’s problems?
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February 6, 2013 Leave a comment
Would you like to make a difference to the life of a child or young person with learning disabilities in your area?
Cambridgeshire Mencap is looking for volunteers for its Befriending Scheme. Our scheme matches volunteers young people with learning disabilities, to enable them to socialise, doing fun things like bowling or going to the cinema. It only takes a few hours of your time and it really does change lives.
We think our volunteers are exceptional and you could be too! We give training and support, but it’s the young people who make it all worthwhile. Rob said “I’m so glad I got in touch about volunteering. If you’re thinking about volunteering; just do it, you’ll never regret it.”
Like to know more?
Contact Marika Newman on 01223 883 141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
February 6, 2013 Leave a comment
History project seeks wartime airfield memories
A community heritage project researching two historic local airfields
wants to hear from local people who remember the foreign fliers who were
based there. Rich Soil Rich Heritage, supported by the Heritage Lottery
Fund, wants to hear from local people who remember the American, Polish
and Belgian aviators based at RAF Snailwell and the American based at RAF
Bottisham. The project wants to hear from anyone with memories,
information, photos or documents related to the international personnel
who were based at Snailwell and Bottisham.
Many hundreds of pilots, ground crew and support staff were based at these
two historic airfields during the Second World War. Out project will
ensure that these memories are preserved for future generations and that
these international influences on our local community are documented.
Rich Soil Rich Heritage is a community heritage project supported by the
Heritage Lottery Fund. The project combines oral history and archive
research with drama and film to record the history of the many different
nationalities who have come to East Cambs for work. The work theme links
very different peoples across almost four centuries. From the Dutch fen
drainage engineers in the mid 17thC , the Romany seasonal workers of the
19thC, the impact of the Second World War and how Prisoners of War worked
on local farms, to the late 1990s and the arrival of Portuguese migrant
If you would like further information or would like to be involved please
contact Hetti Wood on 01353 722228 or email
December 23, 2012 Leave a comment
The details of the position are at http://www.avenuesgroup.org.uk/jobs.php/105/atc/support-worker
November 12, 2012 Leave a comment
Would you like to write a one act play for the stage and enter it in a competition where short listed plays are given full performance, judged by the audience, considered for publication and given a written assessment by a publishing company?
The winning playwright will also receive a cash prize of £200
Every play will be read in its entirety by a minimum of two judges and entrants will receive two lots of feedback on request, at no extra charge!
A shortlist of up to ten plays will be drawn up and posted on the Sky Blue website. Local actors and a production team will be assembled by professional directors to rehearse the plays for performance at the Junction Theatre in Cambridge 6th and 7th July 2013 where the audience will vote for the winner.
Closing date for submissions is 30th March 2013. Plays must be submitted on line and full details can be found on our website
October 13, 2012 Leave a comment
“Telling the story, from the 17th to the 21st Century, of the people who came to East Cambridgeshire to work”
Volunteers needed for new East Cambs community heritage project
This new community history project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, combines oral history and research with drama and film to celebrate the history of migrant workers in East Cambs from the 1650s to the present day.
Rich Soil, Rich Heritage will recruit and train volunteers, work with other community groups, local museums and heritage bodies to preserve and present the regions heritage to the broadest possible audience.
The project will be starting early in the New Year and we are currently looking for volunteers to help with
• Oral History
• Archival research
Please note that you will need to be independently mobile to travel throughout East Cambs and have basic IT skills.
If you would like further information or would like to be involved please contact Hetti Wood on 01353 722228.
For more information see http://www.richsoilrichheritage.org.uk/