Fen Folks Friday

Do you love the Fens? Fen Folks Fridays are a new free zoom meet up group, that meet once a month to share and learn about the fens. It started with a aim to bring people together, and as a way to try to unite the fens.

There are currently 4 pilot sessions planned: to see if people are interested, whether it is feasible and sustainable. During the pilot different formats are being trialled including: duration of speakers, types of topics/discussion and styles of presentation. Therefore feel free to give feedback.

If you would like to be a speaker, please get in touch. We try to aim for a variety of talks, covering all areas of the fens (Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk) on a variety of topics (heritage, nature, creativity, wellbeing and accessibility). Please also let us know if you have an event, that you would like advertising.

Fascinating fens co-ordinates the evening voluntarily, including being the actual host and technical host. If you would like to volunteer to help, please get in touch. Roles for this project include: co-host, welcoming guests, finding speakers and identifying places where the evening can be advertised.

Although the events are free, sponsorship or donations would be welcome, to cover the technical costs of running the evenings. Please get in touch if you are a business interested in sponsoring a session, in return for sponsorship we would give advertising on this page, our social media pages and e-newsletter. If you are an attendee, and would like to make a donation, please use https://paypal.me/fascinatingfens

Here are the upcoming sessions:

25th September 2020:

Featured speaker: Paul Burrows a Flood & Coastal Risk Manager for the River Great Ouse catchment at the Environment Agency. Spotlight speaker: Roy Pallet from Soham Pumpkin fair.

23rd October 2020:

Featured Speaker: James Boyce writer of Imperial mud, and Ivor Rowlands from Kings Lynn Shakespeare guildhall.

20th November 2020:

Featured speaker: Rachael Brown from Fens Biosphere. Spotlight topic: Fascinating Fens update.

4th December 2020:

Featured Speaker: Lyn Gibb de-Swarte about Fen Skating and Bandy. Spotlight topic: Festive fen quiz.

For more information please get in touch or explore the other fascinating fens pages:

Find out more about fascinating fens by visiting our “Home” page or “About us” page.

Or by requesting to receive our free quarterly e-newsletter.
Find out about how you can “get involved” with fascinating fens projects such as “Celebrate The Fens Day”.

Or visit our “Shop” for Fen gifts: books, calendar and illustrations.
“Explore the Fens” through this website: heritage, creativity, nature, wellbeing and accessibility.

“Muscovy and Eeli” and the “Fascinating Fen Tails” will help children explore.