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In her fortnight Culture Focus (Hidden Gems) column, Lorena Hodgson of Red Barn creative discusses Remembrance and an upcoming festive event...

I’m writing this on the evening of November 11. As with every year, I took a break for two minutes’ silence at 11am.

It was moving to see so many people at the War Memorial, and in the nearby roads, stop and take the time to stand together out of respect for the sacrifice of so many.

Wisbech Poster (53023388)
Wisbech Poster (53023388)

It was a show of community spirit and public participation that inspires and
influences my work and that of many people that I connect with throughout the town.

On his way to the event, one of those “connections”, Andrew Callaghan, popped in to the Hub to tell me about his 3D filming, the Shedders and Fixers group, and his other community work; and talk about collaborating with me at the Hub.

Great timing, as I’m developing the MakerSpace with a Repair Cafe and wanted to talk to him about Shedders and Fixers! We’ll put more out soon, but if you’re interested in how to fix things; want to do more to stop waste; have equipment to donate, or just want to have fun learning and sharing skills, do email to join the mailing list, or drop in to the Hub and leave your name and number.

Meanwhile, there’s a Winter event coming up soon… We’re still being cautious and will have appropriate Covid measures in place, but the Wisbech Christmas Fayre is back and we’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Town Centre for activities and fabulous seasonal traders. Over 80 will be there throughout the Market Place, Market Street to the Library, High Street and along towards the Clarkson memorial. Many shops will also be opening, including the Post Office so you can buy, wrap and send! Then stop at the Snack Shack for a break…

Christmas Memories is a new idea for the event. Come to the Hub and we will record your Wisbech Christmas Memories to be kept for future generations. We will be welcoming the new Creativity and Culture Development Officer for Fenland, Jaime-Lea Taylor who will be helping with the recordings. Email: Lorena@EtceteraCommunityHub.org.uk

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