Creative workshop

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To launch the call for submissions for their latest project, the Young Curators’ Forum is proud to present a free creative workshop with Fenland Poet Laureate Leanne Moden and Lead Young Curator Brandon Mattless.

The project has been made possible with support from local arts organisation Atelier East and the Cambridgeshire based charity, Young Lives.

The workshop is suitable for adults and children over 11, and participants will be invited to use museum artefacts as a creative springboard, writing short stories, drawing pictures and composing poems based on their response to the objects and displays.

Leanne and Brandon will lead a series of activities designed to help get the creativity flowing, and there will also be plenty of time to look around the museum for inspiration.

The workshop runs from 10am to noon on Saturday 11th May at Wisbech Museum. Participation is free, but places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis, so call the museum on 01945 583817, or email to book your place.

The Young Curators’ Forum will also be putting together a booklet of creative work celebrating the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, and they’d like to hear from you.

Submissions can be in the form of poems, short stories or drawings, but all must be based on or inspired by the collections at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to enter. Send your submission to with your name, contact telephone number, and the name of the museum artefact that inspired you. The closing date is Friday 31st May.