Arts explosion planned for summer event

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ANOTHER free family event is planned for March town centre called Mercian Arts Explosion.

This will provide a host of arts and craft opportunities on July 24 finishing with an evening of contemporary music.

The event marks the start of a year-long Cultural Olympiad focusing on the 2012 Olympics.

Primary organisers are local artist John Abbott (FenCraft Fairs partnership), Katherine Nightingale (Fenland Arts Officer) and Mike Chapman (Fenland Council’s markets and events manager).

A variety of artists and crafters will demonstrate their skills along with an art exhibition in the Town Hall staged by Fenland Visual Arts Collective.

There will be an arts and crafts market in the day and a programme of performing arts into the evening. Anyone wanting to get involved or book for artist/craft stalls, or a market pitch, contact John on 01354-652653 or Ian Macey on 07932-804896.