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Hidden Gems, Culture Focus

Promoting local organisations, projects and people

(Articles previously printed in the Fenland Citizen)

HiddenGems

Hidden Gems When I started this column, I wanted to cover events, places and people. Trying to write about the people is a difficult one. There are many interesting people that have come from the area, obvious ones are Thomas Clarkson and Octavia Hill. (Go to both museums to find out more about them) There’s …

Indie Retailers

Independent retailers I wonder if Wisbech has a higher proportion of “indies” than other towns? Just looking at gift shops, there’s the candles and more shop near the corner of the market place, lovely smells waft from there; then take yourself down Market Street – the road opposite the entrance to the Horsefair. There’s the …

Indie Retailers

Indie Retailers – part 2! In the last column I ran out of space describing the independent retailers in Wisbech Town Centre. I wonder if the other Fenland towns can match the numbers? I will find out and report back in the New Year! Next year I hope to cover each place, event or community …

Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems   Thankyou to everyone who responded so warmly to this new column! I’m pleased it is of interest, and hope it continues to show everyone the fantastic people, places and events we have here in the Fens. An interesting sounding launch event is coming up this Sunday – 15th November – at the …

Tax Discs

End of an Era! The Art Space project was set up a year ago after a discussion between Lorena Hodgson of Red Barn Creative and Kevin Smith of the Horsefair Shopping Centre who had both enjoyed working with local artists during the previous two Arts Festivals. It is to show art to the people of …

First Column

The fenland area stretches across county and district boundaries, and covers rural and town areas, with Wisbech pretty much at its centre. The Capital of the Fens is an appropriate title for Wisbech in many ways; geographically, historically and currently: considering the amount of activities, places and fascinating people that are associated with the town! …