March 2021 Newsletter

1. New Event: April 8th 7-8pm. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – A People’s Strategy for World Transformation
We’re thrilled to be joined by Victoria and Adam from Share the World’s Resources, who’ll be giving a presentation on Article 25, which proclaims the right of everyone to adequate food, housing, healthcare and social security. But still today, millions of people subsist without sufficient means for survival. Even in the wealthiest nations, we are witnessing a dramatic rise in levels of hunger, deprivation, social exclusion and economic inequality due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please do join us for what will be a very interesting hour. Get your free tickets HERE

2. Our first orchard has been planted!Thanks to the work of the Fruitful Malmesbury team, three new trees have been planted alongside the existing apple tree at the entrance to the Activity Zone. Read more about the project in this article about the planting, covered by the Wilts and Glos Standard.

3. Contribute to the collective vision of Malmesbury’s future​As you may know, MCAN are working in collaboration with the Malmesbury Jackdaw to create a real-life edition of the magazine written from the year 2040, showcasing what the town could look/feel/be like if we worked over the next 20 years or so to make the town safe, inclusive and as sustainable as possible. The edition will be distributed this Spring/Summer.
We’re asking the community to submit articles, poems, pictures, drawings, collages, photographs, crafts, models…. anything (we want people to be as creative as they like) to be included in the issue. All entries from anyone of any age are welcome.
There are top prizes for the three best entries from school aged children, so please do spread the word to any young people who might want to be involved.The only requirements are that you create from the perspective of being in the year 2040 with a positive and uplifting outlook.
For example, you might write as the leader of the community fridge project highlighting recent success, or as the co-creator of a thriving new science festival announcing the line-up of local contributors. You might be a local photographer showcasing the annual tree planting event or the artist-in-residence at the Abbey House Gardens, giving us a behind the scenes access into your latest collection.
Deadline for inclusion is the 19th April 2021.
Find out more HERE.


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