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Newmarket Creative Makters FREE Lantern Making…
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On the 18th and 19th of November join Newmarket Creative Makers in Newmarket Memorial Hall for a FREE Giant Lantern and Illuminated Puppet workshop suitable for the whole family. Don't miss this opportunity to get creative with giant lanterns and a chance to join in the Christmas parade. When: 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November Where: King Edward VII Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, CB8 8JP Come along to make your...

Location: Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, CB8 8JP

Date/s: 18 and 19 November Time/s: 10am - 4.30pm

For Families

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Fenland Community Arts Workshop
Inspiring Creativity, photo by Cambridge Community Arts

"Inspiring Creativity – Improving Mental Health" is a FREE community arts workshop for creative artists interested in becoming creative tutors organised and ran by Cambridge Community Arts. This workshop is part of Fenland Community Arts, a pilot-project with aim to reduce social isolation, improve participants’ mental health and well-being; re-engage them in their community and with learning through arts participation.  It is an important part of the model that courses are run...

Location: March Town Hall, Town Hall, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 9JF

Date/s: Friday, 17 November Time/s: 10am-3pm

For artists interested in mental health FREE, but registration is required

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Wisbech: The Brink of the Future
Wisbech: The Brink of the Future

Step into the future, 100 years from now, and Journey with Pipp and her robot friend Caleb as they battle to save the region's digital memory from draining into the Fens. This is Wisbech but not as you know it. This is Wisbech in 2117. The Brink of the Future - is a brand new web app that uses augmented reality and open source technology gives users the opportunity to...

Location: Wisbech Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech, PE13 1ES

Date/s: 4 and 5 November Time/s: 2pm

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Art on Prescription
Art on Prescription, photo by Tabitha Nolan

Stressed, anxious, depressed or living with a long term health condition? This program using Art is for those suffering from stress, anxiety depression and other conditions affecting mental wellbeing. You don’t need any experience to take part, everyone is welcome from absolute beginner to the more experienced.  **You must be over 18 and live in the Mildenhall area. The 6 weeks sessions block starts on 13 October** WHY SHOULD I DO IT?...

Location: Tabstract Art Studio, 20e High Street, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7EQ

Date/s: 13 October - 17 November Time/s: 7pm-9pm, weekly


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Fire&Flint - Festival Day in Brandon
Fire&Flint, image by Market Place

Fire&Flint will celebrate the past, present, and future of Brandon, showing the town and its history in a new light. Bring your family and friends for an action-packed afternoon and watch as your town hall transforms in a spectacular light projection animation show inspired by Brandon Join in with creative activities, watch exciting performances, and celebrate your home town. Explore the range of activities throughout town and plan your day. PROGRAMME OF THE...

Location: Town Centre, Market Hill, Brandon

Date/s: Saturday, 23 September Time/s: 3pm-8.30pm

For Local community

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"Who Am I" Creative Careers Project
Tabstract Art Studio Logo

Over autumn and winter in 2017 ten young people aged 13 to 22 will get the chance to meet professional Artists and engage in an eight weeks course "Who am I?" consisting of 2-hour workshops that will give them an insight into a range of creative professions from a Tattoo Artist to a Stand Up Comedian. This exciting opportunity is mainly aimed at young people from Mildenhall, who are not in...

Location: Tabstract Art Studio, 20e High Street, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7EQ

Date/s: Mondays from 18 September Time/s: 6pm-8pm

For Mildenhall Residents Aged 13-22

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Newmarket Kite Symphony Exhibition

Newmarket Kite Symphony exhibition is designed to celebrate an arts and sports community project brought to life by Market Place in collaboration with Palace House Newmarket: National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art.  From May till July 2017, lead artist R.M. Sánchez-Camus (Marcelo), musican and kite specialist Zachary De Santos, and Newmarket artist Paula Wilson, worked with local people designing, making and flying specialised kites. The grand finale  - Newmarket Kite...

Location: Palace House Newmarket: National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, Palace Street, Newmarket, CB8 8EP

Date/s: 18 September - 22 October Time/s: 10am-5pm

For ALL Free display

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Fire&Flint: Creative Writing Workshops
Writing, photo by Fabio Polimanti

Fancy trying your hand at creative writing? Want to find out more about the history of Brandon? Come along to creative writing workshops in Brandon Library and get inspired by local stories and history. The Suffolk Poetry Society are holding two themed workshops in Brandon Library on Monday, 11 September. Experts will be on hand to give you writing tips and tricks: 10am - 12.45pm Tongues of Flame: Explore the historic...

Location: Brandon Library, Bury Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0BQ

Date/s: Monday, 11 September Time/s: 10am - 4pm

For local community Cost £7 per session or £12 for both including tea and cake.

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Chatteris Heritage Open Day
Chatteris in Myth and Memory, Illustration by Ric Savage

Chatteris in Myth and Memory is a community led project that brought together local people and a range of artists to explore history and myth through a variety of art forms. This Saturday Chatteris Museum will open its doors during the national Heritage Open Day to celebrate this local initiative.  On Saturday, 9 September, between 10am and 4pm come down to the museum to join in with our activities: Find out about the...

Location: Chatteris Museum, 14 Church Lane, Chatteris, PE16 6JA

Date/s: Saturday, 9 September 2017 Time/s: 10am-4pm

For families an everyone interested in local heritage

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Fire&Flint: Shoestring Theatre workshops
Ferry Tales 2016, photo by Alex McElroy

Want to learn performance skills? Fancy being a part of flashmob performances around Brandon? This is a unique opportunity on your doorstep. Join Shoestring Theatre and be part of “Fire&Flint” day on the 23 September. Shoestring Theatre are holding a series of professionally run open workshops for residents of Brandon and the surrounding area. Come along to become part of the interactive performances that will take place on Market Hill...

Location: IES Breckland School, Crown Street, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0NJ

Date/s: Tuesdays, 5. 11, 19 September Time/s: 7pm-22pm

For local community FREE

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Fire & Flint: Story Gathering Session

The Suffolk Poetry Society want to include stories from the local community members as part of the Fire&Flint celebration. We would like to use your stories to inspire ballads and other pieces for performance on 23 September. Share your memories to help create a storyboard to inspire writers and poets at the creative writing workshops.  Writers Melinda Appleby and Diane Jackman, who led last year's Ferry Tales writing workshop and performances in Tilly's,...

Location: Brandon Library, Bury Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0BQ

Date/s: Monday, 4 September Time/s: 1.30pm - 4pm

For Local community FREE DROP IN SESSION

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Creative Caring - Skills Sharing Session
Creative Caring by Carol Parker

‘Creative Caring’ is a project designed by Carol Parker, a socially engaged artist working together with her colleague Ernie Butler, a 2D artist, to extend their participatory art in care home in Fenland. This summer Carol and Ernie ran their first 2 week programme of creative sessions in 4 care homes in Fenland. The felt making and iPad sessions were delivered to provide cognitive stimulation for residents and give the artists the...

Location: Dovecourt Residential Home, Kirkgate Street, Wisbech, PE13 3QU

Date/s: Friday, 1 September Time/s: 10am - noon

For Care home staff, carers and others working with older adults FREE

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Development Commissions Workshop
© Market Place

Are you up for trying new ways to reach new audiences, members or participants for your organisation? Have you ever used arts as a way to engage them? Are you interested in reaching out to audiences in one of the following towns – March, Chatteris, Wisbech, Whittlesey, Newmarket, Brandon and Mildenhall? Our Development Commissions programme offers project planning, budgeting, and marketing support together with funding of up to £4,000. We...

Location: March Library, City Road, March, PE15 9LT

Date/s: Monday, 17 July Time/s: 5.30pm - 8.30pm

For individuals and organisations FREE

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Newmarket Kite Symphony
© Alexander David Cronin Gold - Arial drone photo of artist Marcelo flying the Sky Dog Stunt Kite

Newmarket Kite Symphony is an arts and sports community project for local residents. Over the course of the last three months, artist R.M. Sánchez-Camus (Marcelo), kite specialist Zachary De Santos together with local Newmarket artist Paula Wilson, have been working with local community members, designing, making and flying specialised kites. On Saturday, 8 July, the kites will become part of Newmarket Carnival procession followed by hands-on kite-making activities at the Severals,...

Location: Newmarket, The Severals and Long Hill, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7BS

Date/s: Saturday, 8 July Time/s: noon - 6pm


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"The Brink" - Augmented Reality in Wisbech
The Brink

Do you love dreaming up new stories? From fantasy to fiction, time-travel to alien-invasions, this project will fire up your imagination! Join a series of story workshops to gather bold and imaginative futuristic stories about Wisbech and we'd love you to be involved. Come along to these story-making session and work with leading artist and poet, Lucy Sheerman to create new stories. Some of the stories will be selected and used to create...

Location: Wisbech, Town Centre, Wisbech

Date/s: Tuesday, 4 July and Wednesday, 5 July Time/s: 2 - 5pm and 6 - 9pm

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