Fenland Community Arts

Creativity in Fenland!

Join us for a series of short creative courses (2-3 hours per week for 6 weeks) in a variety of art-forms in March and Wisbech between February and July 2018.  These will be on offer to people who live in March, Wisbech and the surrounding areas and will be free of charge to adults 19+ on means-tested benefits who have experience of mental ill-health or face other challenges.


Digital Film & Photography

An introduction to digital photography and film with Dan Donovan.  Understand composition and the dynamics of that special shot whether it be captured on a phone or using professional equipment.  On this practical course, Dan will walk you through and together you’ll create something great.

Tuesdays, 3-5pm, 17 April – 22 May 2018, The Oasis Community Centre, St Michael’s Ave, Wisbech PE13 3NR

Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

Working in a group, led by Andy Saphir, you will learn essential guitar playing skills, such as strumming and fingerpicking.  Each week you will learn new chords, develop your fundamental musical understanding and put it all together by playing some popular songs.  Suitable for absolute beginners, guitars provided if necessary.

Wednesdays 11.30am-1.30pm, 25 April – 30 May, March Town Hall, Market Place, March, PE15 9JF

Environmental Art

Take a step into the world of Environmental Art with Jane Stubbington and discover a world of unconventional art materials on your doorstep.  Discover the artistic properties of grasses, leaves and sticks and learn about different trees and their distinctive leaf shapes.  You’ll explore inventive techniques and enjoy experimental ways to stitch and join these natural materials together to create a collection of small scale sculptural pieces of Environmental Art.

 Wednesdays 1.30-4.30pm, 6 June – 11 July, The Oasis Community Centre, St Michael’s Ave, Wisbech PE13 3NR

More courses to follow…

Call or text Syrah on 07707 972721 for more info and/or download an Expression of Interest FCA 17-18 form to apply.  Return via email to: fenland@camcommarts.org.uk or by post to: FCA Course Enquiries, c/o Richmond Fellowship, Old School Buildings, 23 Dartford Road. March, PE15 8AN.

Creative Practitioners

All courses will be run by experienced and talented artists, performers and producers who live in the area. If you are interested in becoming a tutor please let us know.

Past courses

The Language of Paint with Dan Donovan

Drama: an introduction with John Shields


This project has been generously supported by The Evelyn Trust.

This project is commissioned by Market Place. Market Place is part of the Creative People and Places arts engagement programme for Fenland and Forest Heath, initiated and funded by Arts Council England. The programme is run by a Consortium of Partners led by ADEC/BabylonARTS. We are grateful and proud to be supported by Forest Heath District CouncilFenland District CouncilSuffolk County Council, and Cambridgeshire County Council. Find out more at www.cppmarketplace.co.uk