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In her monthly Culture Focus (Hidden Gems) column, Lorena Hodgson, of Red Barn Creative, discusses working together...

Following on from last time when I encouraged you to look at and use the Community Noticeboard in Wisbech, I can report that we’ve had a number of new posters brought in and there’s a wide variety of events coming up.

I’m sure many will remember Lesley Mardle. I didn’t know her for long but I thought she was a vibrant, fun and caring person. There will be a memorial gala in tribute to her on Saturday , May 14 at the Church, doors open 6.45pm.

Some of the Wisbech In Bloom awards won over the years, on display at the Hub
Some of the Wisbech In Bloom awards won over the years, on display at the Hub

Tickets available at the Angles Theatre – see www.AnglesTheatre.co.uk for more details.

On the same day we’ll be opening the Hub from 10am until 1pm, then at 1pm gathering for a talk about Coronations and Jubilees.

Introduced by Kevin Rodgers, with an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia, we hope you’ll bring along your own memories of Royal events.

This is free to attend as it is funded by the People’s Health Trust, to bring together local people for conversations based on our social history.

You’ll need to sign in with your street or postcode so we know we’re reaching a local audience. We will then have an arts and crafts session at a later date related to the same subject, so please email to book for one or both of these – lorena@EtceteraCommunityHub.org.uk

On June 12 at 2.30pm the local branch of the Oddfellows will be holding a concert of the national Oddfellows Brass band, at Knights Hill Hotel in King’s Lynn. There’s refreshments included, so it sounds like a treat for an afternoon out. Look out for the posters to find out more.

As with many things in Wisbech, we’re all connected – the lovely lady who is part of the Oddfellows Society is also part of the Wisbech Society where I’m a trustee.

Other trustees are helping out at the hub and with the ‘Our Social History’ project. Some are also involved in ‘In Bloom’ and Street Pride.

These groups are volunteer-led and run. If you would like to learn more about them, you can find out more via the display cabinets at the hub, and pick up a leaflet about joining a group, whether that’s supporting financially, or getting involved as a volunteer.

By working together, and supporting each other, we can achieve more as a town, particularly during these difficult times when we can all appreciate the benefits of being kind and doing good things for others.

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