Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, UK

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist

Three columns in one this week!

Firstly, Fun Palaces – an ongoing campaign for cultural democracy, with an annual weekend of action every October.

“The campaign promotes culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture.
The combination of arts, craft, science, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities, led by local people for local people, sharing their own passions and skills, are a catalyst for community-led transformation, with active participation for all ages.”

This is right up my street! Creative, heritage and digital? Just what I do. Nathan at the Luxe Cinema is taking part in the Wisbech Radicals Fun Palace and we can use the newly refurbished, bigger and sunnier, foyer – because as a company, Picturedrome Cinemas want to support the community, but also, Nathan is of course part of the community of people that supports this kind of thing, for you and with you.
You may remember the Minecraft project, creating a game map of central Wisbech. I’ll be bringing that for you to see and have a play with – how about redesigning the Market Place in game? We’ll also have activist sewing for everyone to contribute to and other fun stuff being planned now including with you if you want to share! Search “Wisbech Radicals” on funpalaces.co.uk for the latest info, and come to the Luxe, Alexandra Road, Sunday 6th October, 11am – 4.30pm.

Secondly, another event bringing a community together, this time of independent businesses, Sarah’s Flowers (5 Market Street, Wisbech) will be holding a Luxury Wedding Show 5pm to 7pm on Friday October 4th showcasing a wide variety of products and services for your special day.

Lastly, I want to let you know about a new book. While it was very much a tragic time for the town and indeed all over Europe, the story of how Cholera was beaten and the changes brought about to counter the illness, is a fascinating piece of history pulled together by Kevin Rodgers. A prolific writer of local history, we are lucky to have him and other authors/historians who are able to collate the available information and create a readable piece of work to help us all understand our past and how we got here. Available from Etcetera. I’ll add more next time as I have other interesting information coming my way regularly, we really do live in an interesting town!