Responsible Consumer Art Competition launched

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new art competition on the theme Being a Responsible Consumer.

Reflecting on Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), our competition asks young people and adults to think about all the stuff we buy – and how and why we might make better choices.

There are two classes of entry. Under 18s are asked to produce a poster and 18 & Over can produce any kind of artwork (provided it is easy to move and store!) The competition is open to all Isle of Man residents and the closing date is 23rd July 2021. We plan to exhibit entries later in the year.

For full details check our competition pages here

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Jumble for Jabs – a way to help provide vaccine equity

With the Isle of Man well up in the tables for most number of people vaccinated against Covid-19, we thought it was time to turn our attention to the many low income countries who are struggling to get access to the vaccines for their people.

Jumble for Jabs is an initiative to encourage people to hold jumble sales, garage sales or any other fundraising event, and donate the money raised to Go Give One, a World Health Organisation scheme to buy and deliver vaccines to poorer countries.

We’ll be holding our own Jumble for Jabs event at the Promenade Methodist Church Hall in Douglas on Saturday 5th June but we’re hoping others will take up the challenge to fundraise over the coming weeks and months. As we all know, Covid-19 knows no borders and none of us will be safe until we are all safe.

More information and links to the Go Give One scheme here

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2040 free screening rescheduled for 21st May

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What’s your 2040? Explore more at our free screening

So it’s third time lucky we hope: we have now rescheduled our free screening of 2040 to Friday 21st May, 7.30pm at BHS Studio Theatre.

Presented in association with the Isle of Man Climate Change Coalition, 2040 was conceived by award-winning director Damon Gameau as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter. It explores what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

The screening is free to attend but please book tickets through eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2040-free-screening-tickets-151487678725. Please note that tickets booked last time are not carried over and you will need to book again.

Hope to see you there!

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Fill up on Fairtrade positivity

It’s been a stressful couple of weeks here on the Island with an escalating coronavirus situation. Unfortunately this has led to the events we had planned for Fairtrade Fortnight being cancelled. However, the Fairtrade Foundation has been running an online festival which you can find here. There have been lots of interesting discussions and points of view which you can catch up with “on demand” and there are also more events over this coming weekend including tonight (Friday 5th March) a virtual pub-style quiz which will guest feature Fairtrade Foundation Patron and former Apprentice and Countdown star Nick Hewer. You can register for free here. It’s important to keep the positives in life in mind right now and supporting Fairtrade is one easy way to make a positive difference to farmers and producers in vulnerable communities.

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Free screening of 2040 postponed… again

Sadly we have decided to postpone our free screening of 2040 (due to take place on Friday 19th February) given the latest Covid-19 situation on the Isle of Man. We will reschedule again as soon as possible. Apologies to everyone who booked tickets – we will let you know as soon as we can when we will attempt to screen it again. Third time lucky!

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Free screening of 2040 rescheduled to Friday 19th February

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Following the lifting of lockdown, we’re pleased to reschedule our free screening of 2040 which will now take place on Friday 19th February, 7.30pm at BHS Studio Theatre.

Presented in association with the Isle of Man Climate Change Coalition, 2040 was conceived by award-winning director Damon Gameau as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter. It explores what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

The screening is free to attend but please book tickets through eventbrite at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2040-free-screening-tickets-140849642071

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OWC becomes Island Innovation Ambassador

We’re pleased to announce the One World Centre has become an ambassador of the Island Innovation programme, helping to connect the Isle of Man with other diverse island communities around the world to develop and share solutions and good practices for sustainable development.

We’re really looking forward to connecting with other people on the programme and updating you with new ideas here. #IslandInnovation #SDG2021 #IslandAmbassador

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Free screening of 2040 – Please note this event is now postponed

Blein Vie Noa – and what better way to start the New Year than to look ahead to how we’d like the world to be in the future?

We’re delighted to host, in association with the Isle of Man Climate Change Coalition, a free screening of 2040. Conceived as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, this film from award-winning director Damon Gameau explores what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

This screening was scheduled to take place at the BHS Studio Theatre on Friday 15th January but has now been postponed because of restrictions on gatherings due to coronavirus. We will reschedule the event as soon as we can.

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DEC Coronavirus Appeal

Did you know there are no ventilators at all in Somalia and only 4 in South Sudan and 5 in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

The DEC Coronavirus Appeal, launched earlier this year, seeks to help the most vulnerable and marginalised communities around the world – many of whom are trying to deal with Covid-19 on top of conflict, natural disaster, poverty and malnutrition.

Our Isle of Man street appeal raised over £2,000 which went directly to the DEC to support the work they are doing. Overall the appeal has now raised some £27m but it remains open as countries struggle to contain the virus. You can read regular updates from the DEC here

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Join our Transatlantic Slave Trade guided walk around Peel

We’re offering a fantastic opportunity to join a guided walk with OWC Chair (and Blue Badge Guide!) Phil Craine around Peel to visit locations associated with the transatlantic slave trade.

Phil on a previous walk in Peel

We’ll be exploring how the Isle of Man played a crucial role in supplying cargoes, ships, captains and mariners, and we’ll also be considering slavery in the world today as well as racism on the Isle of Man.

The walk will take place on Saturday 28th November, starting at 2pm at Weatherglass Corner, Peel (corner of East Quay & Shore Road). Finish at the Cathedral by 4.30pm. This event is free of charge but please book by emailing info@owciom.org. Donations may be made if desired.

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