FENLANDER: Try something new at fun-packed Cultural Olympiad

A FUN-packed Cultural Olympiad is in prospect next weekend as the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics continues.

The theme of this year’s three-day open weekend is “try something new”, either discovering a fresh talent by participating in a new activity or taking an existing skill to a new level.

Events in Fenland for everyone organised by Fenland District Council and Fenland Arts include:

• Friday, July 23: Dunham Woods, near March. 11am-3pm. Meet the local fairy and elf folk. Plus nature trails, crafts, music, dancing, train rides and games.

• Saturday , July 24: Woodhouse Park Farm, Friday Bridge, 10.30am-4pm.Visit the farm animals and a host of other exotic creatures, walk the nature trail, help create a large mural and join in with crafts, dancing, music, drama and more.

• Sunday, July 25: West End Park, March, 10am-2pm. Fenland Games. Free family activities arranged by Ormiston March and District Children’s centre and Play Ranger. Arts and crafts with Atelier East, including making flags and amazing hats. FDC’s new mobile gym will also be there offering challenges and medals.

• Sunday July 25: Skylark Garden Centre, near Manea. 11am-4pm. Roman Fun Day. Visit Stonea Roman Camp, discover more about Roman crafts, find your way through the Maize Maze in the shape of the Roman shield. Plus live performances of theatre, music, dance and more.

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For more details, contact Wisbech Tourist Information Centre on 01945 583263 or Fenland Arts on 01354 652769 or www.fenlandarts.org.uk

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