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Chance to be the new Fenland Poet Laureate

The newly re-launched Fenland Poet Laureate competition has so far failed to attract any entries with organisers concerned the project may fall flat unless something changes.

Organiser Elizabeth Sennitt Clough, who with the help of local MP Steve Barclay, managed to secure £12,000 worth of funding from Arts Council England is hoping the next month will see an influx of entries for the competition, which was launched earlier this summer.

She said: “I am doing all this voluntarily. I love the arts and was deeply concerned about the lack of opportunities within the arts in this area. I set up the Fenland Arts Development Scheme and secured the £12,000 from the Arts Council with Mr Barclay’s help to encourage more interest in the arts in our area.

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