Previous Fen Folks Fridays

Please see below for our previous Fen Folks Friday seasons, thanks to everyone who attended and who were speakers for the evenings.

A Huge thank you also to ‘Healthy Fenland’ who awarded us a grant to start this group.

Fen Folks Fridays 2020-2021 season:

July and August 2021: Meet up at a fen pub garden for a friendly drink.

18th June 2021: Celebrate the Fens Weekend: launched by special guest Francis Pryor

21st May 2021: Digging in the Fens by Robert Smith

16th April 2021: Fen Weather Memories by George Adamson

19th March 2021: Peter Appleton, poet and author of “Ely: An experimental dream poem”.

19th February 2021: Narrow boating in the Fens by Simon Judge.

22nd January 2021: Whittlesey Strawbear by Brian Kell

Fen Folks Fridays: Pilot meet ups

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

4th December 2020: Featured Speaker: Lyn Gibb de-Swarte about Fen Skating and Bandy. Spotlight topic: Festive fen quiz.

20th November 2020: Featured speaker: Rachael Brown from Fens Biosphere. Spotlight topic: Fascinating Fens update.

23rd October 2020: Featured Speaker: James Boyce writer of Imperial mud, and Ivor Rowlands from Kings Lynn Shakespeare guildhall.

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.