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Hidden Gems, Culture Focus

Promoting local organisations, projects and people

(Articles previously printed in the Fenland Citizen)

Wisbech (Virtual) Arts Trail

Exciting news! Wisbech Projects CIC has been awarded funding from Arts Council England to run a project for the town for the next few months. I’m very proud of this achievement and I’d like to thank all those who’ve been cheerleaders and supporters to get us to this stage of arts funding. The project is …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Radical, Protest, Swingtime

This week it’s all about local people and places putting on events for us, we’re lucky to have so much. Keep an eye out for others, but here’s the ones I have seen. The Gateway Film Festival runs for 10 days across the area including at The Luxe in Wisbech – a reflection of their …

Mary Christmas!

Half term and Halloween are fast approaching, and you’ll find a fabulous selection of events going on in our hidden gems. Just a couple here to get you started, search online or at the library and get your diaries filled up this Autumn. Museums at Night is a national event and Wisbech and Fenland Museum …

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 …

Autumnal Equinox

Time is moving on fast, Summer is almost over and Autumn is on its way. Living where we do, we get to see more changes – and earlier – than in cities, as we have the farmers working hard to get the crops in and fields ready for the next one. I like hearing the …

Luxe Cinema

It’s been a while since I featured businesses here, so I thought I’d go see this happy crew – we had a sensible photo… but then this happened! I think it shows the camaraderie of the team that’s been created at the Luxe Cinema (Alexandra Road, PE13 1HQ). It’s been 10 years since Wisbech got …