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About Market Place


What is MarketPlace?

MarketPlace has people at its heart. It’s about more people creating and experiencing great art in Fenland and Forest Heath.

MarketPlace, is part of a national Arts Council England programme, Creative People and Places. Local people are integral to Creative People and Places projects as participants, decision-makers, artists, volunteers, and of course audiences. People are listened to and help shape a programme that’s relevant and inspiring to them and the place they live in. 

Babylon ARTS is the lead consortium partner for MarketPlace, and our team is based in the riverside office in Ely with our Babylon ARTS colleagues.  Working with local communities in the seven market towns of Brandon, Chatteris, March, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Whittlesey and Wisbech since 2015, MarketPlace has put local people at the centre of what we do!

In 2019, the second phase of the project began and there are lots of ways to get involved, from attending events near you to getting involved in one of our Creative Forums where you help to shape events and activities for your town.  MarketPlace offers support for creative practitioners in Fenland and Forest Heath, encouraging local people to get involved, sharing decisions about what creative activities can happen where they live, sometimes in unexpected places.

Explore our website and social media pages on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to see what we’re getting up to and find out about all the creative things going on across Fenland and Forest Heath.

Here are videos showing some of our previous work: