The Hearts of the Fen: Folk of the Ouse Washes
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The Hearts of the Fen: Folk of the Ouse Washes

The Hearts of the Fen: Folk of the Ouse Washes

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THE HEARTS OF THE FEN: FOLK OF THE OUSE WASHES

The People Who Shape the Ouse Washes Landscape

        A conference by the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership

This conference - the third in a series of three taking place annually - will explore the heritage of the Ouse Washes Landscape and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The conference will introduce you to some of the characters and stories that have played a part in shaping the Ouse Washes Landscape and are continuing to shape local heritage for future generations.

09:30 Welcome & Introduction to the Day

     Elizabeth Stazicker, Chair, Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership

09:40 The Fen Drainage Story – Promoters, Engineers and Workers

     Philip Saunders, former Principal Archivist, Cambridgeshire County Council

10:05 The Littleport Riots: The Butterfly Effect

     Deborah Curtis, Director, The Field Theatre Group

10:30 Fenland Utopias

     Christopher Evans, Executive Director, Cambridge Archaeological Unit

11:00 Refreshments and time to view exhibitions

12:00 Leisure on the Great Ouse waterways

     Mick Jones, Managing Director, Jones Boatyard St Ives

12:25 Soil in their Souls – A History of Fenland Farming

     Rex Sly, Fenland Farmer, Historian and Author

12:50 Migrant Links

     Anita Grodkiewicz, Centre Manager, Rosmini Centre

13:15 Buffet Lunch

+   further time to view exhibitions

14:15 Muses on Fenland's Poetic Past

    Mike Petty, Local Historian and Lecturer

+   a special reading of ‘Exposure’ by Mary Livingstone, Fenland Poet Laureate 2016

14:40 Peter Scott’s journey to WWT Welney

     Leigh Marshall, Centre Manager, WWT Welney Wetland Centre

15:05 Fen Skating

     David Smith, Fen Skating Association and Fen Skater

15:30 Communities of the Future

    Kirsten Bennett, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire ACRE


For a full programme and up-to-date information on the conference, visit the OWLP partnership's website, www.ousewashes.org.uk

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