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Littleport Workshop and Slam with Inja and Hollie McNish

Last week, two of the country’s leading performers visited Littleport to give a group of local teenagers advice and tips on writing lyrics, rap and poetry.
The workshop, held on Saturday 20th June, was organised by the Fen Speak Poetry Collective as part of the Isle of Ely Arts Festival, and gave local young people [...]

Words on Water: Poetry & the Ouse Washes

Words on Water: Poetry & The Ouse Washes - Thursday 30th July
As part of OuseFest, a celebration of the landscape and heritage of the Ouse Washes, the Fen Speak Poetry Collective present a day of poetry at Welney Wetland Centre.

Poetry Workshop, 1.30-4.30pm: The afternoon will begin with a guided walk around the [...]

Littleport Spoken Word Workshop and Slam

Littleport Spoken Word Workshop and Slam
Storytelling, Rap and Poetry for 13 – 16 year olds
If you love telling stories, rap or poetry, then this spoken word workshop is for you! You’ll have the chance to create & perform, under the guidance of two of the country’s best Spoken Word artists:

Hollie McNish
Hollie McNish is a poet [...]

Arts Alive in Libraries – Creative Writing Workshops

We’re very excited to announce that the Fen Speak Poetry Collective are hosting a series of creative writing workshops in Cambridgeshire’s libraries this summer.
We’ll be facilitating workshops at the Ramsey, Sawtry, Littleport and March Libraries, as part of the ‘Arts Alive in Libraries’ and ‘Creative People and Places’ initiatives.
Using a series of writing exercises and [...]

Fen Speak Ely - Wednesday 17th June 2015

Ely plays host to another excellent night of poetry and prose next week, as Fen Speak returns to the Babylon Gallery on Wednesday 17th June!
So come along and share your writing, whether you’re a poet, storyteller, playwright or anything in between!
Fen Speak is the only open mic night in the Fens that’s specifically [...]

Fen Speak Wisbech - Weds 20th May 2015

The Wisbech and Fenland Museum will be the setting for an evening of poetry and prose this week, as the venue plays host to another open mic night for budding writers and storytellers!
The next Fen Speak open mic night will be held at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum on Wednesday 20th May 2015.
The Fen [...]

Fenland Poet Laureate Awards - Shortlist Announced!

After much deliberation, the judges have made their decisions and the finalists have been announced for this year’s Fenland Poet Laureate Awards!
The annual competition, which is now in its fourth year, is a chance for writers from across the Fens to share their poetry and help put Fenland on the creative map!
The winner will be [...]

POETRY EVENT: Fen Speak’s First Birthday Celebration

The Fen Speak poetry open mic nights have now been running for a whole year! To celebrate this milestone, the Fen Speak team will be hosting a special birthday edition of their poetry and spoken word open mic night on Wednesday 15th October, and you’re invited!
This time last year, two local poets had an idea [...]

Poetry in Ely in August

Popular poetry and spoken word open mic night Fen Speak is back in Ely this month, at an alternative venue in the city. For one month only, Fen Speak will be taking place at the Ely Museum, on Market Street. Don’t worry though; the show will still contain an excellent mix of local poetry, prose [...]

VOTE HERE: For Your Summer Exhibition ‘Best in Show’ 2014

If you don’t get a chance to pop in to the fabulous Wisbech & Fenland Museum to see this wonderful exhibition of work by some brilliant and talented artists (it runs from 18 July - 23 August) and would like to vote for your ‘Best in Show’ then please do it here!
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