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The Event, The Frontier Zone



Saturday 27th September from 2pm

Paul Johnson | Anna Chrystal Stephens | Lois Williams


Free, all Welcome

Pick up a map at The Wisbech & Fenland Museum from 2pm

Open studio and refreshments at The Wisbech Social Club & Institute 4pm


Join us for a town-wide event to celebrate the first Wisbech Arts Colony Residency, The Frontier Zone.

The artists will reveal some of the hidden spaces throughout the town and offer creative encounters in unexpected places.

The event will see the town interspersed with film, performance and poetry, culminating in an open studio at The Wisbech Social Club & Institute.



Frontier Zone Residency

6th – 28th September 2014

Follow the residency process on a dedicated blog
and use #frontiersmen

A new Arts Colony Residency – The Frontier Zone – launches in Wisbech this September. The residency will be hosted at St Peter’s Lodge in the historic museum quarter and is curated by Aid &Abet.

Following a nationwide open call, Aid & Abet is delighted to announce that Paul Johnson, Anna Crystal Stephens and Lois Williams have been selected for this unique opportunity to explore Wisbech and draw inspiration from its communities and histories.

Paul Johnson is keen to explore the curious artefacts in the Wisbech and Fenlands museum and to develop a polyphonic choir alongside working on ideas for a solo exhibition at Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea in 2015.  Anna Crystal Stephens has an interest in communities and living strategies, and is particularly interested in researching William Godwin, the first modern philosopher to explore anarchism, who was born in Wisbech in 1756.  Lois Williams is a writer and poet who intends to explore some of the town’s historic thinkers and locations alongside sites of ordinary purpose. Through a collaborative process she will map locations in the town that have been identified by residents as personally meaningful, marking these sites through poems and vignettes.


Wisbech Arts Colony: Pilot Programme has been supported with funding from:

The National Lottery through Arts Council England and Cambridgeshire County Council