Chatting to the Fenland Citizen about one particular project, I mentioned as an aside that I thought it would be great to have a regular column with more of these projects mentioned – there’s so much going on, it would be great to read more about them. I’d just attended the last day of the latest Artists’ Residency and thought that was a perfect example of something positive and inspiring that had happened in Wisbech. The Citizen agreed, and asked me to write that column…  I’ve been writing “Hidden Gems” since then, and sometimes they appear online as well as in the printed paper. If they’re put online, I’ll link to them here. I’ll also upload the longer versions when I get a chance and link to them.
Meanwhile, I asked one of the artists who came for the residency if I could have one of her poems to put here, as a record of the catalyst that inspired me.
Lois Williams is a softly spoken, friendly woman who is obviously a poet and I am in awe of the work she produces. She kindly agreed I could put a poem here, so click here: Lois Williams, Poem, Gaol Door. Please respect her copyright and don’t copy or download except for your own use.

I will be writing about the local shopping, heritage, arts and anything else that I come across that usually has the title “Hidden Gem” – which I want to make less hidden!

The first article is here

Article 2 – North and South Brink, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House

The Wisbech Wool Shop


Orchard Tea Room

St Peter’s Lodge Artist Residencies
Film of Wisbech from recent artists’ visit, including Lois Williams
Moulton Windmill
Wisbech and Fenland Museum – including events such as Poetry, Archaeology and children’s activities in school holidays
Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House – photos, links, cafe details
Wisbech Art Space
Wisbech Society

Merchant’s Trail, Walk by Wisbech Area Regeneration and Development