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CULTURE FOCUS (HIDDEN GEMS): Checking in with some old friends

Looking through previous columns, I thought I’d “check-in” with those I’ve featured before. One being Sarah’s Flowers. She’s busy as always with her popular arrangements for weddings, birthdays, christenings and more.

All of which are still, of course, going on. Call her on 01945 587986, or have a look at the website www.sarahsflowersofwisbech.co.uk or find her on Facebook.

Hopefully once we can meet again, she’ll be able to be a part of the new Etcetera Community Hub and offer us some workshops.

Wisbech Museum.
Wisbech Museum.

Another place I’ve often written about is our museum (pictured). They are still working hard to keep the place in good shape physically with funding recently achieved after some years of planning.

They’re also working on digital projects such as an exhibition of last year’s Užgavėnės festivities – Lithuanian Mardi Gras, saying good bye to Winter – see www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk/uzgavenes

This Thursday they are hosting a conference on Modern Slavery.

The Museum and Wisbech’s historic connection to anti-slavery work featured last year on the BBC.

The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool and Anti-Slavery International, the human rights organisation co-founded by Wisbech abolitionist Thomas Clarkson almost 200 years ago, will be part of the conference.

Go to www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/ to book.

Two food places I’ve featured before are Bygone’s (01945 580866) and Fascinating Food (07778 324250).

Along with other local cafes and food shops, they’re still working to provide us the best local food, with great takeaway menus and some amazing looking treats.

Alison at Fascinating Food has been doing online classes for adults and children – what a good idea for home learning!

Bygone’s serve your traditional favourites ready to take away or deliver. I’m sure we’re all waiting until they can open again so we can pop in to their new premises for a cuppa and a chat – just along from their original site, on the corner towards the Horsefair.

Thankyou for enquiries from last time about the Etcetera Community Hub! Keep them coming. Just to let you know, the Post Office is open at the back of Etcetera, and will be staying, as will the cafe, and both will be really useful for the Hub. We’ll be keeping Etcetera shop favourites on sale too.

If you are an artist or crafter, who would like to sell your work in the shop area, please get in touch now so we can plan the next stage: hello@EtceteraCommunityHub.org.uk or message 07383823119

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