Ouse Washes 2015 Calendar

logosBlog post on behalf of one of our key partners, Bill Blake Heritage Documentation:

Ouse Washes 2015 Calendar

 

Following the OWLP conference a limited number of these are now available for sale.

If you would like to purchase one please contact Bill Blake by email at bblake@theolt.com or call 07780 332114 to arrange payment and delivery.

 They are priced at £10+p&p. Strictly first come 1st served.

Details are here: http://ousewasheslps.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/your-2015-ouse-washes-kap-calendar/

 12 original views of the heart of the fens : a perfect seasonal gift!

 

3D KAP: textured surface animation

markatousewasheslps:

Fantastic imagery from Bill Blake, taken by kite aerial photography, of one of the hidden gems of the OWLP area, the Civil War period Earith Bulwark

Originally posted on Billboyheritagesurvey's Blog:

A quick fly around the model of the Civil War earthwork at Earith;

I added an artificial light source to enhance the shallow features.

Image quality has taken a tumble to get the animation quickly,

The real detail is captured in the imagery:

Sample -1This frame shows the denudation of the SE corner of the monument caused by winter flooding.

The video is prepared for discussion at the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership 2014 Conference: Conservation, Farming, Flooding: Our Natural Landscape?

All tickets are taken so I expect a busy time!

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Littleport Fourteen 1914 – 2014 : event this weekend

logosOn behalf of the Littleport Field Theatre Group I am passing on the below information about this exciting Littleport Fourteen event held this weekend:

 

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You are invited to join us at Littleport Village Hall, 15 & 16 November, 10-4 pm for a fascinating range of displays of artefacts, photos, memorabilia and other items from the Great War. There will be talks and exhibitions, live music from Littleport Lyrics, and a costumed WW1 canteen courtesy of Littleport Women’s Institute.

There will be an exhibition of work by pupils of Littleport Community Primary School, and a display by the Field Theatre Group, about their recent production: Field of War.

The poetry anthology Perspectives, featuring new writing on the theme of the Great War will also be available to buy. All proceeds from the anthology will be divided between the Royal British Legion, Littleport Branch, and Help for Heroes.

Entry to the exhibition is free. Refreshments and disabled facilities are available. We do hope you will join our community for this centenary exhibition.

Littleport Festival Fourteen is funded by the heritage Lottery Fund and Littleport Parish Council. The Perspective anthology and prize is funded by East Cambs District Council.

 

Ouse Washes Mosaics on show

 

logosOver the past three months members of the public have been working alongside professional artists Carolyn Ash to produce three stunning mosaic murals depicting the Ouse Washes landscape. The murals will be installed at the three sites where they were created, Mepal Outdoor Centre, Denver Sluice and Welney Wetland Centre.

However, before the go off to their permanent homes there is a special chance to see all there together on Sunday 16th November from 10am to 3.30pm at WWT Welney Wetland Centre.

This will also be an opportunity to meet Carolyn, see a display of photos of the murals being created and to enjoy a host of activities being offered that weekend as part of the centre’s Festival of Swans.

 

The murals were created as part of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme, and funded by the Heritage Lottery. The scheme was established to raise awareness and encourage greater local engagement with the washes.

 

The mural project was managed by ADeC (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire).  Nathan Jones of ADeC said:

“This has been the most wonderful project to be involved with. It has been a real privilege to work at the three sites and we have been delighted by the response of the local communities. Six different schools helped with the murals and they should be very proud of their contribution.”

 

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For the latest information on the mural projects and a range of images of the three stunning murals, see also https://www.facebook.com/OWLPCommunityMurals

 

Your 2015 Ouse Washes KAP calendar

markatousewasheslps:

Marvellous and wonderful images from across the Ouse Washes landscape area – enjoy!

Originally posted on Billboyheritagesurvey's Blog:

_MG_3397-2January:  poplar wind break near Welney

_DSC8647 February: Stretham Old Engine

L1339700March: A prop trail in the Old Ouse near Twentypence.

Bulwark mod 2April: the Earith Bulwark under water.

Ouse washes at Earith 07052012-2May: The flooded Washes near Earith.

The Cradge bank at Salters Lode1June: Looking south to the Cradge Bank.

_DSC9057-4July: The dry Washes

A G Wright Sluice DenverAugust the A J Wright Sluice, Denver

Ely Cathedral 19112013_03September. The ship of the Fens.

_DSC9295-2October: Earith Bulwark: detail of the NW bastion.

_DSC8306November: The washes outwash: mud and clay at Snettisham Scalp.

East bound winter trainDecember: The Great Eastern Railway crossing near Manea.

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Countryside Engagement & Marketing Officer post – apply now

logosWe are re-advertising the below job, Countryside Engagement and Marketing Officer. This is such an exciting and varied role, you will not be disappointed! Please do pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.

Countryside Engagement and Marketing Officer – with Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme’s central team, based at Cambridgeshire ACRE

We have an exciting opportunity for the right highly motivated and committed individual to take charge of the Partnership’s engagement with the wider public as we seek to turn the Ouse Washes area into a tourism destination.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree-level and have previous experience of community engagement, using social media in a business context, developing engagement strategies and working with others to achieve project goals.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Work with partners and communities to provide a wide range of communication, interpretation and engagement activities across the breadth of the Landscape Partnership Scheme, including the development of the high profile ‘Ouse Washes Festival Fortnight’ events programme and annual conferences.

2. Work with community groups and volunteers offering information, advice and guidance so they can undertake community projects that promote, protect and enhance the Ouse Washes landscape, habitats, species and sites of historic interest.

3. Develop an engagement strategy that will target key audiences, particularly those that have no knowledge of the heritage of the Ouse Washes, enabling them to develop their confidence in accessing the countryside and learning new skills.

4. Lead on the promotion and marketing of the programme and activities using the OWLP website, blog, social media, videos, photography, radio, presentations, attendance at community events and production of marketing literature. This will include writing copy for press releases/marketing materials, coordinating the design and production of any hard copy literature required by the OWLP, and working with partners/communities to generate ‘good news’ stories to celebrate their project successes.

5. Recruit and manage volunteers and identify opportunities for them to actively contribute to the OWLP projects and other scheme developments through the volunteering marketplace.

6. Assist OWLP colleagues in monitoring and evaluating the OWLP scheme as a whole and its individual projects, undertaking monitoring visits where required.

7. Maintain the OWLP customer database using the ACT! system to aid partnership communications.

 

The full job description and person specification can be downloaded from the Resources and Downloads area on the relevant Cambridgeshire ACRE website page, http://www.cambsacre.org.uk/jobs-detail.php?eid=18. To apply, please also download the application form from that page.

The closing date for applications is 01 December 2014 at 12 noon. Interviews will take place on Friday 05 December 2014.

Any enquiries, please call 01353 865029.

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The captivating Ouse Washes LP landscape. Image: Bill Blake Heritage Documentation, all rights reserved.

Free Swan Researcher Workshops with WWT Welney

logosWould you like to become a trained volunteer with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust? Look no further!

 

As part of the WWT Welney Wetlands Centre’s project within the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnerships scheme, called ‘Species Identification & Monitoring’, a series of workshops are now being organised so that you can also become a trained swan researcher – join the WWT Welney at 21 or 22 November:

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Or download the poster here: Swan ring reading workshop 1

 

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