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CULTURE FOCUS: Minecraft is used for many things beyond “just” a game




With lockdown continuing for some time, how are you adapting? This week I have been looking at a couple of member organisations and a fun idea for virtual meetups.

Groups such as Rotary are using Zoom for meetings and regular talks.

I have been invited to present to them – by the time you read this I will have shown them the Arts Trail in Minecraft Wisbech and discussed how Minecraft is used for many things beyond “just” a game.

A quiz about unusual object at the Old Chapel last year.
A quiz about unusual object at the Old Chapel last year.

If you are interested in hearing more, do get in touch as I will be running a virtual tour of Minecraft Wisbech for adults who don’t play, as well as opening it up to players.

Meeting in a virtual world is something many children are adept at, creating characters for themselves and playing virtual games. It’s a great way to socialise and learn, so how about meetings?

I know it’s not for everybody, but you might like to give it a try – once we’re able to meet face to face, I’ll organise some real life game events so I (and some children!) can show you how to meet in virtual worlds.

Lorena Hodgson.
Lorena Hodgson.

If you’re not a member of Rotary, the Lions or another membership club, maybe consider joining now?

They all raise money for good causes, volunteer to run events and support others and are often on committees that manage activities, events and projects in your community.

They are for all ages and will give you more to do while we can’t meet in person, and something to look forward to being part of when we are able to be out more.

If you are working at home, or if you are still going into a place of work, joining up now will give you a sense of being part of the wider community and give you something rewarding to do of an evening!

The Wisbech Society is another organisation to join, with membership supporting its work to preserve the local heritage.

There are also regular talks, which are of course now online, with two coming up.

Please pop Mondays, February 1 and March 1 in your diaries, 7.30pm start, and look out for full details by searching for Wisbech Society on Facebook and Twitter or going to www.Wisbech-Society.co.uk

They are always interesting talks and at this time of year, you can stay warm at home on your own sofa to enjoy them!



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