The Creative Arts Project was originally set up in 2011 as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Education and Learning in the Upper Little Ouse valley. In partnership with the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich, local artists met for workshops and visits.
Photographers, textile artists, painters, writers, carvers and musicians all drew inspiration from the wildlife, landscape and cultural history of our valley and produced a wonderful variety of work. The project culminated in three local exhibitions in October 2014.
Creative Fen Group
The Creative Fen Group welcomes visual artists of any medium and all levels of experience, our only requirement is that any work shown in one of our exhibitions is based on the fen. We limit the group to 12 members.
The group meets every month, usually to walk on the fen, sketching, note taking and photography followed by tea, cake and discussion of ideas. We also visit other places of interest, such as Wicken Fen or take part in a workshop.
LOHP shares and promotes our work through its Newsletter, News from the Ouse, exhibitions and social media.
We try to promote LOHP by including them in our advertising and they always have a presence at our exhibitions. These are usually held at The Fox Community Pub, Garboldisham.