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Spreading the word in the Fens

By Kotryna Visockyte

A woman from a Fenland village has launched a “walking library”, hiding books in various outdoor locations for people to find and read.

Asta Siskiene started the Walsoken Walking Library last year with her two daughters in their village, which is just outside Wisbech. “We bought bags, cleaned the books to make them covid-19 secure, put books in the bags, and scattred them through the village,” she said. “The project was born from love for books and desire to help others.” Continue reading Spreading the word in the Fens

Museums continue online activities for kids

By Rita Flores

Colchester and Ipswich museums join forces with Essex and Suffolk Children’s Universities to bring home learning activities throughout the lockdown.

“Museum from Home” was the project launched during the first lockdown and it has been available across this new national lockdown, intending to bring a slice of Museum life to families since those have been closed. Continue reading Museums continue online activities for kids