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Hidden Gems, Culture Focus

Promoting local organisations, projects and people

(Articles previously printed in the Fenland Citizen)

Temporary Schooling at Home?

While the majority of children are now home from school, why not discover all the other ways of learning outside of a school environment, for them and for all of us? Home educated children can and do succeed academically and in life, it is entirely possible to build an education and a career without using …

Resilient Communities Need Small Fast-Moving Organisations

I know that by the time you read this, things will have changed. One thing that doesn’t change however, is the generosity of the community towards those less fortunate. In fact, in difficult times, they are more visible and work harder, and many more people join them if they can. The community sector, and smaller …

Resilient Communities

How many of you have heard of the amazing work being done by People and Animals CIC and their team of volunteers? The “Toast” sessions at the Queen Mary Centre (QMC) and the Oasis Community Centre invite the local community to meet others, chat, share skills, and, yes, have tea and toast. Each week is …

Arts for the Equinox

As many of you are aware, I am part of the team looking after the Old Chapel (near Asda, Wisbech), so I’m pleased to let you know about our Arts Open Day on Saturday 21st March, 11am to 4pm. (In between Spring Equinox and Mother’s Day). We have events about the heritage of the Cemetery …

Inspiring Women

Gentlemen, please excuse me for a moment, I’m going to concentrate on the fantastic Ladies out there who are influencing me this week. I was honoured to be invited to talk to Tydd St Giles WI on Monday. They are a group of women, mostly in later life, who wanted to know more about my …

Russian Drama, Arts and Dream Chasers

As you can see by the picture, I’m letting you all know about Rima’s Ladies Arts CIC this week. I’ve mentioned Rima before, she’s worked hard locally on community events and activities, comes along to the Penelope Club at Alexandra House, and is generally a lovely lady, very supportive of what I do as well …

Planning

After deciding on FOCUS as my word of the year, I’ve already been organised enough to do some planning to make the projects happen. I hope you’ll enjoy following the journey of this work as I mention progress throughout the year, probably asking for help along the way, while also still promoting and sharing the …

Happy New Year!

Happy New year to all! I believe we are supposed to be making promises to ourselves at this time of year? While I think it’s worth taking time every now and then, if at all possible, to think about future plans, at this time of year the grey and cold just makes me want to …

Geoff Hastings

I have no idea what will be happening politically by the time you read this, but I’m sure that many of you will be celebrating Christmas, and hopefully getting to spend some time with your families, in the next couple of weeks. There’s still enough time to get a few presents in, and you can …

Wreath Making

Writing this before “Black Friday” means I’m seeing so many adverts for so many things. Add to that the Christmas ads and I do feel a little “Bah Humbug!” at all the commercialisation of what should be a mid-winter get together, to spend time with friends and family, looking back on the year and making …